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Commonwealth Honours & Awards

The Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth acknowledges the invaluable contributions of time, effort and dedication given by its many members around the Commonwealth and takes great pride in acknowledging these contributions.


Commonwealth Headquarters accept nominations for consideration by the Commonwealth Honours Committee twice a year from the Commonwealth Member Organisations around the world. Royal Life saving Society – Australia is the Member Organisation in Australia – and is responsible for collection and submission of approved Nomination and Citation forms.

Australian Honours

New South Wales Honours


All nominations must be made on the appropriate form with a written citation attached, and submitted to Royal Life Saving NSW/ACT/TAS, who will endorse the application before it is forwarded to the National Office for consideration.


A nomination can be made at any time, however the Australian Honours committee, meet twice a year and a call for nominations and made approximately one month prior to the meeting.


In considering candidates for these awards, the level and length of performance and the quality of the service rendered are the necessary and key components to be reviewed and considered before any Honour or Award may be granted.


Other criteria such as contributions, membership, council or committee involvement, etc. are important factors and these may play a role in determining the candidate’s eligibility and the level of the Honour awarded.

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