Dentists encouraged to nominate someone exceptional for Order of Australia

6 November 2020

Established in 1975 as a uniquely Australian way to recognise citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service, the Order of Australia is seeking nominations for Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement. 

Anyone can nominate someone to be recognised through the Order of Australia, with the Order of Australia stressing that all nominations come from the community 

This means that every dentist and dental professional in Australia has the capacity to nominate someone they believe has shown hard-work and service for the wider dental profession and for the people it serves. 

The Order of Australia is also seeking to increase the diversity of representation of the national awards system by encouraging people to nominate worthy recipients across gender, cultural backgrounds and categories of endeavour. 

To nominate, go to The Order of Australia and lodge a nomination. 

All you will need to play a role in recognising someone exceptional is to provide: 

-Examples of how they have demonstrated outstanding qualities 

-What they have done to make things better for others 

-The role(s) or area(s) in which they have excelled 

-The period of time, or dates of service (if known) 

-Evidence of other awards or recognition received by the nominee 

-Up to four referees (including contact details) 

Offline nominations are also available.