On Australia Day 2014 over 900 Australians will be honoured by the nation. Use the table below to find recipients from your area.
A message from the Governor-General
The Governor-General, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Chancellor of the Order of Australia, has approved awards announced today in the Australia Day 2014 Honours List.
Included in these awards are 683 recipients of awards in the general division of the Order of Australia, recognising their diverse contributions and service to fellow citizens in Australia and internationally.
"I want to give my strong support to the awards made through the Australian Honours System’, Ms Bryce said. “They elevate the concept of giving to others. They heighten our respect for one another, and they encourage Australians to think about the responsibilities of citizenship in our democracy."
“Awards in the Australian honours system represent the highest level of recognition accorded by our nation for outstanding achievement and service. The Honours announced today recognise community values and celebrate what is important and unifying in Australian life”, she said.
Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston AC AFC (Ret’d), Chair of the Council of the Order, said “these awards recognise the diversity of service across all fields of endeavour. They are public recognition of people who provide outstanding community service and whose achievements enhance national identity. By their actions they demonstrate the qualities of positive role models. The recipients are not only worthy of respect but encourage emulation. These awards also recognise the ‘quiet achievers’ in our midst. They are people who serve the community, but do not seek accolades”.
“All Australians are encouraged to nominate fellow citizens who have made outstanding contributions to the well-being of others for national recognition in the Honours List,” he said.