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Order of Australia
Order of Australia.png
Insignia of a Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia
Awarded by Monarch of Australia
TypeNational order
EligibilityAll living Australian citizens
Awarded forAchievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignQueen Elizabeth II
ChancellorDavid Hurley
Grades
  • Companion (AC)
  • Officer (AO)
  • Member (AM)
  • Medal (OAM)

  • Awarded in:
  •   General Division
  •   Military Division
  •   As an Honorary award
Former gradesKnight/Dame (AK/AD)[note 1]
Statistics
First induction14 April 1975
Last induction8 June 2020
Total inductees
  • AK – 15
  • AD – 4
  • AC – 597
  • AO – 3,274
  • AM – 11,472
  • OAM – 26,454[1][note 2]
AUS Order of Australia (civil) BAR.svg AUS Order of Australia (military) BAR.svg
Ribbons: general division; military division

The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.

The Queen of Australia is sovereign head of the order,[2] while the Governor-General of Australia is the principal companion/dame/knight (as relevant at the time) and chancellor of the order. The governor-general's official secretary, currently Paul Singer, is secretary of the order.