The Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List
The 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours list recognises 992 Australians, including 669 in the General Division of the Order of Australia, and awards for meritorious, distinguished and conspicuous service.
In addition to the 669 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (8 AC, 33 AO, 200 AM - surnames A-L, M-Z, 4 AM (Honorary), 428 OAM - A-E, F-L, M-R, S-Z), and 2 OAM (Honorary), today’s Honours list includes:
- 37 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AC, 2 AO, 16 AM and 18 OAM) - information about recipients
- 201 Meritorious awards - gazette, information about recipients
- 85 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards - gazette
"On behalf of all Australians, I congratulate the Australians recognised in today’s Honours List," the Governor-General said
“Recipients share some common traits – including selflessness, excellence and a commitment to service. They’re from different backgrounds, their stories are each unique, and each has served in different ways. This diversity is a strength and each has impacted their community and made it better.
“For that, we thank them and, today, we celebrate them.
“Collectively the recipients, whose achievements span community service, science and research, industry, sport, the arts and more, represent the very best of Australia.”Other features of the list include:
- 45.9 per cent of awards in the General Division to women
- 43.6 per cent of awards in the General Division for community service
- 93 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic (these recipients will be added to the COVID-19 Honour roll).
“The Order of Australia belongs to all Australians. In addition to the characteristics of selflessness, excellence and service, each recipient in the Order has something else in common: someone has taken the time to nominate them for recognition.”
“Please consider nominating someone outstanding from your community for recognition. The Order belongs to each of us and we all have a part to play. The only way a person can be recognised through the Order of Australia is for someone to nominate them.”