Susan Alberti AC - Businesswoman and philanthropist
Susan was recognised in 2016 as a Companion in the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to the community.
Muriel Bamblett AO - Aboriginal child welfare advocate
Muriel received Australian Honours for her work in transforming Aboriginal child welfare in Victoria and Australia.
Karen Livingstone AM - Health advocate
On Australia Day 2019, Karen Livingstone received a Member of the Order (AM) for her advocacy work in women's health.
Tricia Malowney OAM - Disability and human rights advocate
Tricia advocates for equal access to health and justice for women with disabilities.
How to nominate
- All nominations are confidential - you should not tell your nominee that you’re nominating her.
- After you have submitted the nomination it may take 1 to 2 years for the Secretariat to decide whether or not to award an Honour to the nominee. You will be notified either way.
- You do not have to write an essay: bullet points are an easy way to list your nominee’s achievements.
- Referees should agree to support the nomination, but they do not need to write anything as part of the initial submission – they will be contacted by the Council for the Order of Australia if required.
- Nominations can be completed as a group, which may make gathering the information you need easier.
Why recognition matters
- Men have consistently received around 70% of the awards since the Order of Australia was established in 1975.
- Women receive less than one third of award nominations.
- Acknowledging the contributions of Australian women is critical to closing the gender gap and placing women’s achievements on the public record.
- The Victorian Government is working with industry leaders and community advocates to increase nominations of women for Australian Honours.
Reviewed 05 March 2019