Western Australia

About Us

Welcome to the WA Branch of the Order of Australia Association. If you are a West Australian recipient in the Order of Australia, and wish to join the Association, please contact us by telephone, email or post. The Branch conducts activities in Perth metropolitan area and, in the South West and Great Southern regions.

The Association. The WA Branch has over 700 members and provides fellowship for members of the Order. Our annual social activities include; a black-tie dinner, ecumenical church service, receptions for those West Australians recognised in the Australia Day and King’s Birthday Honours, and a Christmas lunch. More details may be found here. Association membership also provides opportunities for ongoing support to the community through initiatives like the Branch’s projects.

Projects. Our community activities allow Association members to continue the service that led to them being awarded an honour. These activities include the WA Police Patron Scheme, the OAAWA Scholarship and, encouraging more nominations of worthy West Australians for honours in the Order. More details about these and other Branch initiatives may be found here.

The Order. One of the main aims of each Branch of the Association is to raise awareness of the Order of Australia and the process through which awards are granted. The Branch committee is willing to provide speakers to address community and other groups on the significance of the Order. If you would like to learn more about the Order of Australia, please contact us by telephone, email or post.

Nominations. The Branch is very keen to promote the Australian Honours System as a means of celebrating the achievements and contributions of outstanding West Australians. We understand that not everyone may have the experience to prepare a nomination of a citizen for an Australia wide merit-based award. The WA Branch is available to provide assistance with the preparation of nominations to the Order. If you know a West Australian who has really made a difference in your community but are not sure about how to prepare a nomination for Australian Honours, please contact us by telephone, email or post. A Branch advisory guide for nominations may be found here.

Affiliates. The WA Branch has introduced an Affiliates program. Affiliate status is open to partners of financial members of the Branch, and to holders of honours conferred by the Sovereign and other authorised Australian and foreign honours. A nomination form may be found here.

Coming Events

July 17th 2024Talk at St Louis Retirement Village by Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green a UK based Clinician and Clinical Scientist who’s mantra is  “Compassion is a hard, active concept; it can be measured, taught, and audited. It is putting yourself in the shoes of others and doing something about it.”
August 7th 2024King’s Birthday Reception hosted by City of Perth at Council House St George’s Terrace Perth 
September 18th 2024Annual Black Tie Dinner at Royal Perth Golf Club
October 18th 2024South West Regional Annual Luncheon at Rose Hotel in Bunbury
October 24th 2024Talk and coffee morning at RAAFA Bullcreek on the tragic air crash at Mt Erebus
November 26th 2024Christmas Lunch to be held at RAAFA Bullcreek