Titles, honours, forms of address

Use correct titles and capitalisation for academics, diplomats, judges, government officials, royalty and members of the armed forces.

  • Academics and professionals

    There are rules for using academic and professional titles. Follow these rules to address and title people correctly.

  • Australian Defence Force

    Use the correct title and style to refer to members of the armed services.

  • Awards and honours

    Post-nominals and titles of status show the awards and honours an individual has. List them in the correct order.

  • Diplomats

    Use the correct term when referring to ambassadors, high commissioners, nuncios and other diplomatic staff.

  • Government and parliament

    Refer to members of Australian parliaments and councils in the correct style. Follow these rules to address and title people correctly.

  • Judiciary

    Use the correct titles to refer to members of the judiciary.

  • Royalty, vice-royalty and nobility

    Royalty and representatives of the royal family should be addressed with their correct title.

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