Australian Capital Territory

About Us

Welcome to the Australian Capital Territory Branch of The Order of Australia Association. The ACT Branch has about 540 members from all walks of life. We offer events to suit a range of interests, including receptions for new recipients, orations by eminent military and academic figures, Australia Day and King’s Birthday celebrations, and regular presentations by the wonderful members of our Branch. Our annual Student Awards focus on encouraging voluntary community service and good citizenship amongst ACT school students.

The Branch is run by a Committee, the current members of which are listed here, together with their terms.  The Chair of the ACT Branch is Mr Andrew Phelan AM.

If you are a recipient of an honour or award in the Order of Australia who is based in the ACT or near region and would like to join the Association, please Contact Us or call the National Office on 02 6273 0322. If you were the domestic partner of a deceased member of the Association you are eligible to be an Affiliate of the Branch. You can find our Affiliate Policy, including an application form, here.

One of the principal objectives of the Association is to raise awareness about the Order of Australia. If you are a member of an organisation based in the ACT or near region and would like to know more, volunteers are available to visit and speak with your members about the Order.

Likewise, if you would like to learn about how to nominate somebody you know for an honour or award, we are very happy to help. Our Branch is particularly focussed on raising the number of nominations for women. For advice, please Contact Us.