About Us

The NSW Branch of the Order of Australia Association was officially formed on 22 July 1980. We now have >2400 members including 16 vibrant regional groups across the State.

NSW Branch
The Branch is administered by a committee chaired by Jim Mein AM

Jim’s profile can be found here

Contact details for the NSW Branch can be found here
PO Box 561, Parramatta, 2124 NSW

Regional Groups
Our regional Convenor is Christopher Dunne OAM at christopher.dunne@bigpond.com and links to the regional groups can be found here

Branch Events and Initiatives
The NSW Branch undertakes a number of events for Members and their guests each year, including a luncheon reception for new Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday awardees in May and September; an annual Branch Lunch at Parliament House in July; an annual Christmas Fundraising Dinner in November, and our annual Australia Day Harbour Cruise on January 26. We also hold morning tea forums with speakers of interest during the year.

Our Flagship Community Program, the Order of Australia Association NSW Branch Youth Award details are here

One of the main aims of each Branch of The Order of Australia Association is to raise awareness about The Order of Australia and the process through which awards are granted. The Branch Office regularly distributes information to those who are seeking to submit a nomination. Click here for the brochure.

Communications
The Order is the quarterly national magazine of the Order of Australia Association. Each edition includes information about the NSW Branch events, in addition to articles about all Branches in Australia and the national organization.

Previous editions of The Order containing NSW items can be found here