More than 1000 Australians have been recognised in this year's Australia Day honours for their extraordinary work within their communities.
The Governor-General David Hurley announced on Wednesday honours and awards for 1047 Australians, including awards in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service.
"Congratulations to the outstanding Australians recognised in today's honours list. The recipients have had a significant impact at the local, national and international level and are, quite simply, inspiring," the Governor-General said.
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"They go above and beyond, are from all over the country, and contribute every day in every way imaginable. These are the people who see us through good times and bad. They're the first to show up and the last to leave.
"They're almost always humble to a fault but I urge recipients, for today, to put aside that humility - it's important they know how much they are valued."
There are 736 awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia, with 48 per cent for women and 45 per cent for service to local communities.
In addition to the 736 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (six AC, 47 AO, 177 AM and 506 OAM), today's Honours list includes:
- 30 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (two AO, 17 AM and 11 OAM)
- 217 Meritorious awards
- 64 Distinguished and Conspicuous awards
This list also includes 77 Australians recognised for their contribution in support of Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These individuals will also be included in an ongoing and permanent COVID-19 Honour roll.