Australia: Order of Australia
Ribbon: Royal blue with a central band of scattered gold mimosa blossoms and gold edges.
Instituted: 14 February 1975.
Awarded: For achievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity.
Grades: Companion, Officer and Member, plus a Medal.
Post-nominal letters: Companion - AC; Officer - AO; Member - AM; Medal - OAM.
Note that when in uniform, ladies wear the insignia of the Order in the 'male' style, i.e. as neck badge or on a chest ribbon.
Page last updated: 1 April 2020