FAQ’s

Who is eligible to join the Association?

  • Any recipient of an Order of Australia Honours Award 0n Australia Day or Queen’s Birthday can join the Association

How do I join?

  • If you are eligible you can join by filling out our online membership form located here.

Where are the Association branches located?

  • Branches are located in each State and Territory and in the UK/Europe  and North America.
  • Some States and the Northern Territory have regional or district sub-groups.
  • Further information can be found on each State and Territory page.

Wearing of Order of Australia Medals.

Day Functions

The full-size insignia (Main Piece) is generally worn at day functions where decorations have been prescribed by the event, for example Anzac Day, Remembrance Day ceremonies or special services such as a State Funeral, Memorial or Thanksgiving Service. This would include the swearing in ceremony for the new Governor of South Australia.

Evening Functions

At events such as evening receptions and dinners where decorations have been prescribed, the miniature insignia is generally worn. The main exception to this is Neck Decorations (AC and AO), which are worn in full-size.

Everyday Wear

A lapel badge may be worn on civilian clothes at any time. Only one badge should be worn at a given time and not when other insignia pieces are worn.

How do I replace lost Insignia or Lapel Pins?

  • Replacement Insignia and Lapel Pins can be obtained from:

Honours Secretariat
The Order of Australia Government House
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Telephone: (02) 6283 3533
Email:  honours@gg.gov.au

Name Badges

A template on the Name Badges Australia webpage to allow members to order name badges.
To order name badges, please follow the instructions found on the document that you can download from here.

The Order of Australia Association Ode & Guidelines

The links below are detail The Order of Australia Association Ode and the associated guidelines.