Australia Day Honours 2020 - Announced

Australia Day Honours 2020 - Announced

Government It's an Honour
Sunday, 26 January 2020

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC has announced the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.

The list of the Australia Day Honours recipients for 2020 is available on the Governor-General’s website and recipients details added to the Australian Honours database.

The Australian Honours system is the nation’s way of acknowledging and celebrating extraordinary individuals, those who have served their communities and achieved amazing things. The Order of Australia reflects the diversity of Australian citizens.

This year, women received 41.6 per cent of awards in the Order of Australia, an increase on last year’s awards and part of a positive trend that is hoped will continue. This year’s Australia Day Honours recognised both young and old - the youngest Order of Australia recipient is 19 years old and oldest, 97.

The awards recognise the diverse achievements and contributions of Australians from many walks of life. The Australia Day 2020 Honours List recognises individuals serving in a wide range of sectors, for example, the arts, conservation and the environment, community service and multicultural affairs.

Anyone can nominate any Australian for an award in the Order of Australia. If you know someone worthy, nominate them now at pmc.gov.au/nominate