The Australian Honours System, established in 1975, recognises the special contribution Australian citizens make to their communities locally, nationally, and internationally across a wide range of fields.
Activities meriting an honour have included voluntary work, contributions to the Arts, Industry, Commerce, Education, Health, Charities, the Professions, the Armed Services, and acts of bravery.
Awards and honours are approved by the Governor-General and are announced on Australia Day, 26th January and on The Queen’s official birthday, usually the second Monday in June. Australian Bravery Decorations are announced in March and August.
An Australian citizen can be nominated for an honour by an individual, a community organisation, a professional body or similar group.
Submit an electronic form
Request a printed form
Request a printed form by contacting the Honours Secretariat:
The Honours Secretariat
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6283 3533
Advice and support
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet now has a dedicated officer who can provide you with advice and support to nominate Western Australians.
If you would like advice on, or support with, an Australian Honours and Awards nomination, please ring 08 6552 5941, or email [email protected]
Further advice is available on the DPC website (external link)
For general information, visit Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘It’s an Honour’ (external link)
Presentation of Honours in Western Australia
An important part of the Governor’s role is the recognition of significant service and outstanding contribution to the Western Australian community.
The Governor conducts official investiture ceremonies in Government House Ballroom twice annually, usually in April and September, to formally invest Western Australian recipients with their national honours and awards.
Government House advises recipients in writing of investiture ceremony arrangements in the weeks following the announcement of the awards.