Fijian Honours and Awards
The Fiji Government in 1995 instituted the Order of Fiji to recognise achievements or meritorious service, and acts of conspicuous courage and bravery by citizens of Fiji and, occasionally, as honorary appointments, by non-citizens. The Order has awards for the General Division and for the Disciplined Services.
How to Nominate Someone for an Award
Nominations may be made by any person or persons to be recognised in the Order of Fiji. Nominations can be made by filling the Electronic Form or manually by filling the
1. Information Required
To complete a nomination you will need:
2. Details of Person Nominating
The person making the nomination must submit the following information about them:
3. Details of the Act of Bravery Required
Nominations for Acts of Bravery must include the following information:
4. Risk of Life
Nominations for Acts of Bravery where risk of life is involved must:
5. Two or More Nominees
6. Court, or other Proceedings
If the act of bravery or incident relating to it is subject to court proceedings, Police, Fire Service or other enquiry, the nomination should be delayed until the proceedings have been completed and information appended to the nomination.
7. Other Bravery Awards
If the nominee has also been nominated for another award, or if the case is likely to involve other awards or commendation, please give details.
8. Employment Related Services
Nominations of persons who performed acts of bravery in the course of their employment (e.g. members of Police, Fire Services, and Republic of Fiji Military Forces) should in the first instance be directed to the controlling or commanding officer of the employing organization for consideration.
9. Consent of the Nominee
It is not necessary to have the consent of the person being nominated.
10. Nominee’s Relationship with Rescued Person
If there is a relationship between the nominee and the person or persons he/she has rescued, details of the relationship must be given.
11. Time Limits for Nominations
Nominations for acts of bravery should be made within twelve months of the incident. Nominations relating to events more than five years ago are unlikely to be considered.
12. Unsuccessful Nominations
No reasons will be given for unsuccessful nominations.
13. Relationship between Nominee and Nominator
If a family relationship or business connection or state of friendship should exist between nominee and nominator this should be made clear in the nomination papers.
Enquires relating to the Honours System and nominations should be directed to the Secretary to the College of Honour, State House, P.O Box 2513, Government Buildings, Suva. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org