Officer of the Order of Australia

Officer of the Order of Australia female front

Officer of the Order of Australia female front
Officer of the Order of Australia male front

Officer of the Order of Australia male front

Significance

In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service.

The Officer of the Order of Australia is awarded for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity at large.

The Order of Australia has four levels:

Recipients

Emeritus Prof Kwong Lee Dow AO was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012

Geraldine Doogue AO was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia in 2003

Medal Design

The medal of the Officer of the Order of Australia is a badge with a gold-plated silver insignia of the Order in the centre.

The central insignia is circled with blue enamel edged in gold and is inscribed with the word ‘Australia’ in gold capital letters. The circle also contains two gold sprigs of mimosa.

The insignia is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward in full colour.

The medal is hung from the ribbon of the Order. It is royal blue with a central band of mimosa blossoms.