Australian Awards and Honours
2017 Australia Day Honours
Investitures for Victorian recipients of Australia Day Honours in 2017 will be held at Government House on April 5 and 7.
2016 Australia Bravery Decorations
The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, hosted an investiture for The Australian Bravery Decorations at Government House on Friday 4 November.
2016 Queen's Birthday Honours
The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, hosted the Order of Australia Investitures on 19 and 21 October 2016 at Government House. Watch a video recording of the ceremonies below.
The Office of the Governor does not handle the nominations for Australian Awards. If you would like to nominate a person for an Australian Award, you can nominate online through the Honours Secretariat, Canberra, at www.itsanhonour.gov.au.
The names of recipients are announced on Australia Day, 26 January and on The Queen's official birthday, usually the second Monday in June.
The Governor conducts the presentation of national honours and awards to Victorians twice a year. These ceremonies take place at Government House and are usually held in May and September.
Queen's Birthday Honours - Citations 21 October 2016 (PDF, 45 KB)
Queen's Birthday Honours - Citations 19 October 2016 (PDF, 48 KB)
Australia Day Honours - Citations 15 April 2016 (PDF, 65 KB)
Australia Day Honours - Citations 13 April 2016 (PDF, 63 KB)
Queens Birthday Honours - Citations 11 September 2015 (PDF, 114 KB)
Australia Day Honours - Citations April 2015 (PDF, 126 KB)
The Order of Australia
The Order of Australia awards are announced twice each year - on Australia Day and on the Queen's Birthday - to recognise outstanding service. Information and nomination forms for honours and awards made in the Order of Australia are available at the It's an Honour website.
Australian Bravery Awards
The Australian Bravery Council meets twice a year to consider bravery awards nominations and to make recommendations to the Governor-General. Information and nomination forms for bravery awards are available at the It's an Honour website.
Austraiian of the Year Awards
The National Australia Day Council manages the Australian of the Year Awards. Victorian nominations are assessed in conjunction with the Australia Day Committee (Victoria). Further information on the Australian of the Year Awards and online nomination forms are available at the Australian of the Year website or telephone (02) 6120 0600.
The Public Service Medal (PSM)
The Public Service Medal formally recognises outstanding service by public servants not eligible for other service awards. Information and nomination forms are available at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Award nominations website.
The Governor and Mr Anthony Howard QC attended the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park.
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