Important information about making a nomination
Anyone can nominate an Australian citizen for an award in the Order of Australia. The nomination may come from an individual or a group.
The nomination should include an outline of how the nominee has made a significant contribution to the community. Contact details for the nominator (the person making the nomination), the nominee and four referees who can directly comment on the nominee’s contribution and achievements also need to be provided.
All nominations are confidential. The person being nominated should not be advised of their nomination or approached for information at any stage.
The information on the nomination form is strictly for the Council for the Order of Australia to assess the nominee.
The Honours Secretariat processes nominations in order of receipt.
Consideration of a nomination can take between 18 months and two years.
Nominators will be contacted approximately one week prior to the official publication of the honours list for which the nomination was considered.
Successful nominees receive a written offer of an award in the Order of Australia.
A copy of the Order of Australia nomination form can be downloaded from the Governor-General’s website.
Alternatively you can leave your name and postal address on the Honours free call, 24 hour answering service:
Phone: 1800 552 275.
Or you can write to:
Order of Australia
CANBERRA ACT 2600