Honoured Australians

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC (Gallantry Decoration 2009) with Ms Quentin Bryce AC (Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia)

Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, congratulates Trooper Mark Donaldson VC
Photo: Courtesy of the Department of Defence

Australian honours recognise and celebrate ordinary Australians who show courage, self-sacrifice, dedication, love and service to their community and humanity.

Their stories help shape our country’s enduring qualities in the present and the future.

Read the stories of these inspiring Australians, some of whom have been profiled in the It's an Honour magazine. They represent a snapshot of the stories of thousands of Australian honours recipients.

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Last Updated: 21 June, 2013