Nominating someone for an Australian Honours Award is achieved through completing an online application form. However, giving your application the best chance of success is the speciality of the expert team at Bayleaf Honours who have helped many hopeful nominees on the journey to their award.

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What Are The Australian Honours Awarded For?

There are a number of different Australian Honours Awards which are awarded for different reasons.

You can see the nomination forms and process here.

The main Australian honour is the Order of Australia which confers the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.
One of the most common awards is the Australian Bravery Awards recognise people who, without thought of personal risk, displayed courage and bravery to protect or defend others. If you are nominating someone for this award, it is important to provide a very detailed account of the incident with media links and witness reports. Bayleaf Honours are able to help you compile all of this information into a credible and well organised presentation.
There is also the National Emergency Medal, which is awarded to persons who rendered sustained or significant service during nationally-significant emergencies in Australia.
Then a number of Meritorious Service Awards which are reserved for members of the public service industry such as Police, Fire & Ambulance services.
For members of the Australian Defence Force there are Distinguished Service Decorations which recognise service in warlike operations. There are also a number of other awards available to members of the Australian Defence Force.

FAQ About Australian Honours Awards

Do I Need To Know The Person I Am Nominating For An Australian Honours Award Personally?

No, anyone can nominate someone whether they know them personally or not. It is important to share as much as you can about the person you are nominating to help with the research process.

Who Is Eligible For An Australian Honours Award?

To be eligible, a nominated person must be:

  • alive at the time their nomination is received by the Secretariat; and
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident

How Long Does Nomination For An Australian Honours Award Take?

Nominations usually take up to 24 months to complete. Some nominations will take longer should the Council for the Order of Australia elect to defer making a decision to seek additional information.

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