What is the highest Australian Honour?

Medal of the Order of Australia
In the Australian honours system appointments to the Order of Australia confer the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service. The Medal of the Order of Australia is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.

How do you get an OAM?

Medal of the Order (OAM)…Council for the Order of Australia

  1. demonstrated achievement at a high level.
  2. made a contribution over and above what might be reasonably expected through paid employment, or.
  3. whose voluntary contribution to the community stands out from others who have also made a valuable contribution.

How many people have an Order of Australia medal?

The Australia Day 2021 Honours List, recognises 844 Australians. Included in the list are: 570 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (4 AC, 36 AO, 159 AM and 371 OAM) – gazette.

How long does an OAM take?

Current processing time is between 12 and 18 months, but this process can take up to 2 years.

What does an OAM Medal look like?

The Medal of the Order of Australia is a badge with a gold-plated silver insignia of the Order in the centre. The central insignia is inscribed with the word ‘Australia’. The circle also contains two gold sprigs of mimosa. The insignia is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward.

How do I get an OAM in Australia?

Anyone can nominate a member of the community for an award in the Order of Australia. Nominating someone is a chance to recognise a peer for their hard-work, service and dedication. It is an opportunity to celebrate those inspiring people who make our nation what it is.

What is the difference between an OAM and an AM?

Individuals are appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group. The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) is awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.

What is the highest award a person can get?

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States to recognize people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” The Presidential …

How many Queenslanders are in the Australia Day Honours 2021?

117 Queenslanders celebrated in 2021 Australia Day Honours. Legendary cricketer Greg Chappell, conservationist Professor Helene Marsh and legendary entertainer Lorrae Desmond are among 117 Queenslanders with something extra special to celebrate this Australia Day – all recognised in the 2021 Australia Day Honours List.

Who is in the Australia Day meritorious Honours list?

Teachers are among the people recognised in the Australia Day Meritorious Honours List. For outstanding public service to the development and implementation of health and social policy, and leading the Government’s health response to COVID-19.

What is the Australian honours system?

Click here for further information on the Australian Honours System. For eminent service to agricultural science, particularly through biological and biotechnological research and development, leadership, and to gene technology. For distinguished service to business, to government, to health and aged care, and to education.

Who are Queenslanders recognised as members (AM) in the General Division?

Nineteen Queenslanders were recognised as Members (AM) in the General Division, including former Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist at Queensland Children’s Hospital Dr Bruce Lister, author and champion of children’s literature Dr Robyn Sheahan-Bright and Gold Logie-winning actor and singer Lorrae Desmond MBE.