Homepage Find out about the Governor-General The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises outstanding Australians. Click here to learn about the system and find recipients. Click here to find out about the Governor-General and their role. Read the Governor-General's statement in relation to the bushfires. "We have been amazed by the strength and spirit on display. People helping each other, supporting loved ones and strangers a like and - at the most dire of times - coming together....It makes me proud to be Australian." Read a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II about the bushfires. Connect with the Governor-General's office Nominate someone for an award in the Order of Australia. Nominations can be submitted at any time during the year. Receive a congratulatory message from Her Majesty The Queen and the Governor-General. Follow the Governor-General on Facebook or Instagram.