Australia: The Order of Australia
Insignia of the Sovereign, and of Knights and Dames
Ribbon: Royal blue with a central band of scattered gold mimosa blossoms. The ribbon for the military division has gold borders.
Instituted: 14 February 1975 by Queen Elizabeth II.
Awarded: For achievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity.
Grades: 3 (Companion, Officer and Member), plus a Medal; in 2 Divisions, General and Military. The additional grade of Knight or Dame was awarded between 1976 and 1986, and was reinstated 25 March 2014.
Post-nominal letters: Knight - AK; Dame - AD.
Page last updated: 1 April 2014