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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.

Ad hoc honours are gazetted and listed in the It's an Honour database. This page includes recent announcements.

2016-Current Announcements

2007-2015 Announcements