As most of the country heads back to work after a long Queen's Birthday weekend, some may be feeling especially happy with their holiday efforts.
In true tradition, the Queen's Birthday Honours list was published, announcing the names of those who have been recognised by Her Majesty for their services to the nation.
Among the deserving recipients was Lindsay Partridge, the director of construction company Brickworks, reported the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday (June 11).
He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to the building and construction industry as well as his contributions to the community, according to the official list which was published by the Governor-General.
In addition to acknowledging the work he has put into the construction sector, Her Majesty also made special reference to his fundraising efforts.
This was achieved by encouraging all staff members to bring a gold coin donation every time they dressed down for work.
He was also commended for his work for a range of other Australian charities, including the Our Lady of Lebanon Parish Community and Youth Counselling Centres and Variety Children's Charity.
In an exclusive interview with the Australian, Mr Partridge said he was overwhelmed by the award, but he also revealed that his career had not been without challenges.
He explained that it is important to collaborate with others in your industry in order to stay afloat - especially during tough economic times.
"No one can do it on their own. You have got to get other people in to assist," he told the Australian.
"We are 25 years at it now and we almost went broke at it a couple of times."
The Honours List also recognised the charitable efforts of many other individuals, including professor Ian Hector Frazer who discovered the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine and founded the Diamantina Institute for Cancer.
He was awarded the prestigious Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
The chairman of Foodbank Queensland, Ian Brusasco, also received acknowledgement with an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his work with charity.
Simon Vincent McKeon, Colin Bruce Carter and Philip Eric McCarroll were among the many others also awarded with honours for their commitment to charity organisations.
A full list of recipients is available at the Governor-Generals website.