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Australian Honours Lists

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The best way to search for someone who has received an award is through the itsanhonour.gov.au database.

You can search by:

  • name
  • announcement (which year the award was announced)
  • medal/award type; and
  • advanced searches with combinations of the above.

Recent lists

Australia Bravery Decorations (August 2021)

The Bravery List announced on 17 August included:

  • 10 Bravery Medals (one person was also awarded the Group Bravery Citation)
  • 31 Commendations for Brave conduct (three people were also awarded the Group Bravery Citation)
  • 2 Group Bravery Citations to a total of 11 people (including one person from a previously announced citation).

Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List

The Queen's Birthday 2021 Honours List included:

  • 947 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (5 AC, 50 AO, 252 AM and 640 OAM)
  • 33 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AO, 14 AM and 18 OAM)
  • 139 Meritorious awards
  • 71 Gallantry, Distinguished and Conspicuous awards
  • The highest ever percentage (44 per cent) of women recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

Australian Bravery Decorations (24 March 2021)

The Bravery list announced on 24 March included:

  • 2 Stars of Courage
  • 43 Bravery Medals
  • 40 Commendations for Brave Conduct
  • 7 Group Bravery Citations (26 individuals)

Australia Day 2021

The Australia Day 2021 list included:

  • 570 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (4 AC, 36 AO, 159 AM and 371 OAM) - gazette
  • 28 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (2 AO, 11 AM and 15 OAM) - gazette
  • 176 meritorious awards - gazette
  • 70 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards - gazette
  • Some of the first recipients recognised, at least in part, for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the 2019-20 Bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic (more nominations are likely to be considered for future lists).  

Australian Bravery Decorations (26 August 2020)

The Bravery Awards List announced on 26 August 2020 included:

  • 1 Star of Courage 
  • 15 Bravery Medals
  • 1 Bar to the Bravery Medal
  • 6 Commendations for Brave Conduct
  • 3 Group Bravery Citations (8 individuals)

Queen's Birthday 2020  

The Queen's Birthday Honours List included:

  • 710 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia
  • 28 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia
  • 128 meritorious awards.