Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Council considers the nominations of Australian citizens, other than military personnel, for an award in the Order of Australia. The Order of Australia is the pre-eminent means of recognising outstanding achievement and contribution by Australians. The Council makes recommendations for awards directly to the Governor-General for approval and announcement. Council consists of 8 community members (1 of whom is the Chair), State and Territory government members, and 3 ex officio members being the Cabinet Secretary, the Chief of the Defence Force and a Departmental official. Prime Minister recommends the community members and State and Territory governments recommend their members to the Governor-General for approval.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    2 July 1975

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