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Australian Honours

The Australian Honours System recognised individuals for excellence, achievement or meritorious service and contribution in all fields and endeavours. Many Lions have been recognised through this system, for their contribution to their community through Lions.

Recipients of Australian Honours are announced on Australia Day and the Queens Birthday Holiday each year.

Lions members are encouraged to consider nominating worthy individuals within and beyond our organisation.  Information on the Australian  Honours system, recipients and the nomination process can be found on the website maintained by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Australian Honours system

Dr Bob Cooter AM (left) with his two fellow Flying Doctors, Dr John Mickan AM (centre) and Dr John Thompson beside an aircraft

Dr Bob Cooter AM (left) with his two fellow Flying Doctors, Dr John Mickan AM (centre) and Dr John Thompson (deceased), who have given their names to a new Royal Flying Doctors plane. (Photo: courtesy The Transcontinental)

The Its an Honour website maintains a current page of frequently asked questions to assist you. You may visit the page at this link.

Lions Order Of Australia RecipientsUp to 05/02/2015
Centenary Medal RecipientsUp to 15/08/2013
Selected Biographies 2006 – 2015File Size is 603 KB. These pages list many of the Lions who received Australia Day Honours since 2007 and Queen’s Birthday Honours since 2006 until Feb 2014.
Background Speeches (2004)
Please find below copies of two speeches, as background information on the Australian Honours System.
Speech 1   File size is 163KB, Mr Whitlam’s Speech to the Order of Australia Association, South Australian Branch May 3rd 1983
Speech 2 File size is 51 KB. Mr Malcolm Hazell, CVO, on “the Australian Honours System” 23 March 2004
Speech 3 File size is 40 KB. Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO, on “The Order of Australia: In the Beginning” 19 October 2004


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