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The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat:

  • provides support for the Governor-General in the administration of over 40 awards that comprise the Australian honours system;
  • maintains the high standards of the honours system by ensuring that thorough and comprehensive information is available for the Council for the Order of Australia, the Australian Bravery Decorations Council and the National Emergency Medal Committee which consider nominations and make recommendations to the Governor-General;
  • undertakes day to day administration,  including: processing recommendations for approval for defence, meritorious and long service awards, ensuring the timely manufacture and availability of insignia for award ceremonies and, preparing warrants for presentation to recipients; and
  • maintains a register of all honours since commencement in 1975.
For general enquires and Order of Australia matters please contact:
For matters relating to the Australian Bravery Decorations please contact:
For matters relating to the National Emergency Medal please contact:
For matters relating to Operational and Service Awards, and the replacement of insignia please contact:
The Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat
Government House
  • (02) 6283 3604
  • 1800 552 275 (toll free number within Australia)
  • (02) 6283 3620
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