Honours and awards

You can recommend someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the community for an award at a Territory or national level.

The Order of Australia Honours

The Australian honours system celebrates the achievements and contributions of extraordinary Australians in a range of fields and endeavours. Honours recognise people who have made a significant difference at a local or national level.

For more information, go to the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

The Public Service Medal

The Public Service Medal is a prestigious award within the official Australian system of honours and awards.

The medal is awarded twice a year to employees of Commonwealth and local governments who have made outstanding contributions in the public service.

For more information, go to the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Australian Bravery Decorations

The Australian Bravery Awards recognise private citizens and members of the police, fire, ambulance and armed services for acts of courage.

The individual awards are:

  • Cross of Valour (CV)
  • Star of Courage (SC)
  • The Bravery Medal (BM)
  • The Commendation for Brave Conduct.

There is also a group award for a collective act of bravery.

For more information, go to the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

National Australian of the Year Awards

The achievements and contribution of well-known Australians are celebrated every January with the Australian of the Year Awards.
There are four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (60 years and over)
  • Young Australian of the year (16 to 25 years)
  • Local Hero.

For more information, go to the Australian of the Year website.

NT Australian of the Year Awards

Excellence and service to the Northern Territory is recognised with the NT Australian of the Year Awards.

The categories are:

  • NT Australian of the Year
  • NT Senior Australian (60 years and over)
  • NT Young Australian (16 to 25 years)
  • NT Achiever
  • NT Local Hero(es).

Category winners will compete for the national Australian of the Year Awards.

For nomination details go to Australia Day Northern Territory website.

For more information contact Australia Day Council NT.

Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards

The positive achievements of young Territorians between 14 and 27 years old are acknowledged under these awards.

For more information, go to the Awards Australia website.

Last updated: 06 September 2017