Australia Day is not only our national day – it’s a time when the greatest contributors to our communities are traditionally recognised and awarded the praise they deserve.
The Australian of the Year awards recognise outstanding achievements, which advance the values we share as Australians - like a fair go, democracy, diversity, participation and endeavour.
The Australian Honours system celebrates individuals who stand above the everyday and mark the extraordinary in our society. Order of Australia awards are announced twice a year, on Australia Day and also the Queen's Birthday.
Victorian young achievers are recognised through the Bond University Australia Day Scholarship.