The Order of Australia Association



Order of Australia Association Welcomes You


Welcome to the Website of The Order of Australia Association.  Our Association was founded in Canberra on Saturday 26 January 1980.


Her Majesty The Queen is the Head of the Order.


The Order of Australia

The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty The Queen on 14 February 1975, was established as "an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service".

The Order of Australia Association

The Order of Australia Association Ltd is a separate identity being an association of recipients of awards in the Order.

Patron of the Association

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Many Branches

Our Association has branches in each State and Territory and in the United Kingdom and North America. The national body and each Branch undertake activities in support of the community and social activities for our members. We promote and encourage the nomination of our fellow Australians for awards within the Order.

Lots More Information

Further details on the structure of our Association, membership matters and national and branch activities can be found by following the links on either the top or side of our web pages. We hope you find our website both informative and encouraging.

ISSN 1835-4386 (online)

Lists of Australian Honours and a Search facility of the Official Honours Database

Please see the links in the right-hand margin.

The 'search' facility is in the text of the linked document; look immediately below the page title.


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