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Australia Day Honours List 2016

Australia’s Honours Poster

The Australia Day 2016 Honours List was announced by the Governor-General on Tuesday 26 January 2016. The list provides national and formal recognition for many Australians across the nation who have made a significant difference to their communities.

The official gazetted version of the Australia Day 2016 Honours List is available on the the Governor-General’s website. Please note: this version provides the full address details of recipients where those details have been released for publication.

The recipients of Australia Day 2016 Honours have also been added to www.itsanhonour.gov.au . Award details for recipients are listed alphabetically and can be searched by name, award type, postcode, town or city.

01 February 2016

Floral emblem

Image of Australian Wattle

Australia’s national floral emblem is the golden wattle. When in flower, the golden wattle displays the national colours, green and gold.

As one species of a large genus of flora growing across Australia, the golden wattle is a symbol of unity. Wattle is purpose-built to withstand Australia’s droughts, winds and bushfires. The resilience of wattle captures the spirit of the Australian people.

Australian Antarctic Medal

An Antarctic Ship at work

The Australian Antarctic Medal is awarded for outstanding service in scientific research or exploration in Antarctica. Australia has been involved in scientific exploration of Antarctica since the expeditions led by Sir Douglas Mawson in 1911- 1914. Dr Patricia Selkirk was awarded the Australian Antarctic Medal in 2004 for her research conducted over 17 Antarctic expeditions.

Australian National Flag

Australian Flag

The Australian National Flag was first flown in Melbourne in 1901. For over a century now it has been the primary expression of Australian identity and pride.

You can receive immediate advice on how to fly the flag on special occasions by registering for the Commonwealth Flag Network alert.