Australia Day 2023 Honours List

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Congratulations to the Australia Day 2023 Honours List recipients, who were announced today by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC.

The achievements of 1047 Australians were recognised in the 2023 Honours list, which includes:

  • 736 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia
  • 30 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia
  • 217 Meritorious awards
  • 64 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards

The Governor-General praised the recipients for their significant impact at the local, national and international level.

“They go above and beyond, are from all over the country, and contribute every day in every way imaginable. These are the people who see us through good times and bad. They’re the first to show up and the last to leave,” he said.

There are 736 awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia, with 48 per cent for women and 45 per cent for service to local communities.

“It is encouraging to see an increase in diversity in the Order of Australia. Each recipient has something in common – someone nominated them. The Order belongs to each of us and we each have a part to play. The only way a person can be recognised is for someone to nominate them,” the Governor-General said.

This list also includes 77 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals will also be included in an ongoing and permanent COVID-19 Honour roll.

More information about the Order of Australia is available at The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.