Girl Guides members appointed to the Order of Australia in 2024

Congratulations to the Girl Guides members and supporters across Australia who were appointed to the Order of Australia (General Division) in the 2024 Australia Day Honours, for their significant service to Girl Guiding and the community.

Across Australia, the following members and supporters were recognised with AM – Member of the Order of Australia:

  • Helen Geard, TAS AM
  • Natasha Hendrick, WA AM
  • Sarah Neill, NSW AM

The following members and supporters were recognised with OAM – Medal of the Order of Australia:

  • Barbara Alderton, VIC OAM
  • Anne Crummy, TAS OAM
  • Lesley Gaspar, VIC OAM
  • Barbara Grove, VIC OAM
  • Yvonne Hazel, NSW OAM
  • Kathleeen Neehouse, QLD OAM
  • Elaine Wallbridge, VIC OAM
  • Janet Withers, VIC OAM

We were also delighted to see members recognised in their local communities across Victoria:

  • Laila Witteveen – Leongatha Guides – South Gippsland Young Citizen of the Year
  • Carolyn Atkinson – Kilmore Kookaburra Guides Unit Leader – Commendation, Mitchell Shire Community Award

BRAVO to all, and thank you for your contribution to Guiding and the Australian community!

If you have news to share about members being recognised, please email us at communications@guidesvic.org.au and we will update the list.

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