Special Honours Announcements
Honours lists are announced each Australia Day and on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Bravery announcements are also made twice a year - typically in March and September.
In addition to these announcements, Honours announcements can be made on an ad hoc basis.
These special announcements can recognise:
- historic acts of gallantry that have only recently considered and recommended to the Governor-General
- ad hoc occasions where the Councils recommend an award be made outside of the twice annual lists
- honourary appointments to the Order of Australia
- awards of the Antarctic Medal
- military awards, including the Champion Shots medal, that fall within the Australian Honours and Awards system.