Australia Day Honours 2019 – Announced

Australia Day Honours 2019 – Announced

Government It's an Honour Office for Women
Friday, 25 January 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Order of Australia medal

The Australia Day Honours List has been announced by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).

A list of the Australia Day recipients for 2019 is available on the Governor-General’s website and recipient details will be added to the Australian Honours database.

All recipients are to be congratulated for their contribution.

Australia Day honours provide us with an opportunity to recognise and reflect on the achievements of individuals who make extraordinary contributions to communities across Australia.

In the Australian honours system the Order of Australia confers the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service across a wide range of endeavours.

This year’s Order of Australia award recipients celebrate Australia’s diversity. In addition to being Australian, recipients identified with an ancestral heritage from 30 different countries and 213 of the Australians honoured were born overseas. The youngest recipient is 26 and the oldest, 99.

The number of women receiving an award in the Order has increased from a long term average of around 30% to 37.4% in 2019, however women are still under-represented.

It’s important that our honours system reflects the extraordinary contributions of people right across Australia. Let’s further celebrate Australia’s diversity - help build on the diversity of our honours recipients. If you know someone who is an extraordinary contributor to Australia, please nominate them.

Anyone can nominate any Australian for an award in the Order of Australia. If you know someone worthy, nominate them now at www.gg.gov.au.