List of Companions of the Order of Australia

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The Order of Australia is the only Australian order of chivalry. It was established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement, meritorious service, or for both. At that time, the Companion of the Order of Australia was the highest of three grades of the Order (Companion, Officer, Member).

On 24 May 1976, the grade of Knight or Dame of the Order was established, displacing Companion as the highest grade. On 3 June 1986, the Knight/Dame grade was abolished, and Companion was once again the highest grade.

On 25 March 2014, the Knight/Dame grade was re-established, Companion once again being relegated to the second highest grade of the Order. The Knight/Dame grade was again abolished on 2 November 2015.

Divisions[edit]

The Order has two divisions; General and Military. In general, recipients who are not Australian citizens are appointed Honorary Companions, though in certain unusual/exceptional circumstances, this is not always the case. (For example, Prince Philip's appointment as AC (mil) was substantive.[1])

Knights and Dames[edit]

Seven Companions have later been promoted to Knight or Dame of the Order of Australia: Sir John Kerr, Sir Gordon Jackson, Dame Quentin Bryce, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Dame Marie Bashir, Sir Angus Houston and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Australian Companions[edit]

General Division[edit]

Name Born Died Notability Awarded[2] Notes[3][4]
Sir Peter Abeles 1924 1999 Transportation magnate 1991 A [1]
Ross Adler 1944 Managing Director Santos Limited 1986–2000, Chair of Adelaide Festival Corporation Board 2005–, Chairman of Austrade 2007 Q [2]
Dr Susan Alberti 1947 Businesswoman and philanthropist 2016 A [3]
Martin Albrecht 1939 Chairman, previously CEO (1985–2000), of Thiess Pty Ltd, etc. 2002 Q [4]
Lucette Aldous 1938 Ballerina and ballet teacher 2018 A [5]
Prof Rose Amal ? Chemical engineer 2018 Q [6]
Prof Brian Anderson 1941 Academic (information and communications technology), President of the International Federation of Automatic Control 1990-93 2016 Q [7]
Dame Judith Anderson 1897 1992 Stage and film actress 1991 Q [8]
Prof Kym Anderson 1950 Academic (agricultural economics) 2015 Q [9]
Doug Anthony 1929 Politician, National Party Leader 1971–84, Deputy Prime Minister 1971–72 and 1975–83 2003 Q [10]
Sir Tristan Antico 1923 2004 Founder of Pioneer Concrete; champion horse breeder 1983 A [11]
Don Argus 1938 Philanthropist, businessman 2010 A [12]
John Armstrong 1908 1977 Senator 1937–62, minister, Lord Mayor of Sydney, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1977 A [13]
Maj Gen Peter Arnison 1940 Land Commander Australia 1994–96, Governor of Queensland 1997–2003 2001-03-30 [14]
Austin Asche 1925 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory 1987–93, Administrator of the Northern Territory 1993–97 1994 A [15]
Tony Ayers 1933 2016 Secretary of Departments of Aboriginal Affairs, Social Security, Community Services, Community Services and Health and Defence; Chairman of Canberra Raiders football team 1993 A [16]
Jim Bacon 1950 2004 Premier of Tasmania 1998–2004 2005 Q [17]
Sir James Balderstone 1921 2014 Chairman of AMP, Chairman of BHP, Deputy Chairman of Westpac, etc. 1992 A [18]
William Ball 1901 1986 Academic and diplomat 1978 Q [19]
Faith Bandler 1920 2015 Indigenous Australian and South Sea Islander Rights campaigner and activist 2009 A [20]
Prof Marie Bashir 1930 Governor of New South Wales 2001–14; in 2014 she was promoted to Dame of the Order of Australia (AD) 2001-03-30 [21]
Justice Tom Bathurst 1948 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 2011–present 2014 Q [22]
Prof Peter Baume 1935 Politician and cabinet minister; gastroentologist; physician; clinical lecturer; Chancellor of the Australian National University; etc. 2008 Q [23]
Peter Beattie 1952 Premier of Queensland 1998–2007 2012 Q [24]
Dame Beryl Beaurepaire 1923 Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial 1991 Q [25]
Kim Beazley 1948 Politician, Leader of the Opposition, Minister 2009 A [26]
Tony Beddison 1948 Businessman, Philanthropist 2016 Q [27]
Franco Belgiorno-Nettis 1915 2006 Co-Founder of the construction and engineering company Transfield 1997 A [28]
Virginia Bell 1951 Justice of the High Court of Australia 2012 A [29]
Dr David Bennett 1941 SJD, QC, Barrister, Commonwealth Solicitor-General 1998–2008 2008 Q [30]
Prof Dame Valerie Beral 1946 Epidemiologist 2010 Q [31]
Prof Samuel Berkovic 1953 Neurologist, Laureate Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne 2014 A [32]
Marcus Besen 1923 Expanded the Sussan retail chain, Philanthropist, Life Governor of the Australian National Gallery Foundation 2015 A [33]
Morrish Besley 1927 Engineer, businessman, senior public servant, Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank (1988–1999) 2002 A [34]
Jill Elizabeth Bilcock 1948 Film editor 2018 Q [35]
Prof Arthur Birch 1915 1995 Organic chemist 1987 A [36]
Sir Hermann Black 1904 1990 Economist, schoolteacher, academic, government advisor, radio broadcaster, public-affairs commentator and Chancellor of the University of Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s. 1986 Q [37]
Michael Black 1940 Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 1998 A [38]
Prof Ruthven Blackburn 1913 2016 For service to the development of academic medicine and medical education in Australia 2006 A [39]
Elizabeth Blackburn 1948 Scientist, Nobel laureate 2010 A [40]
Prof Geoffrey Blainey 1930 Historian 2000 A [41]
Cate Blanchett 1969 Two time Academy Award-winning actress (2005, 2014), environmentalist and humanitarian 2017 Q [5]
Dr Neal Blewett 1933 Academic, Professor; Politician, Cabinet Minister 1983–93; High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1994–98; etc. 1995 Q [42]
Anna Bligh 1960 Premier of Queensland from 2007 to 2012 2017 A [43]
David Block 1936 In recognition of service to governments and government administration 1988 Q [44]
Richard Bonynge 1930 Operatic conductor 2012 A [45]
Kym Bonython 1920 2011 Entrepreneur, art collector, Chairman of the SA Jubilee 150 Board, etc. 1987 A [46]
Lionel Bowen 1922 2012 Solicitor, council alderman and mayor, politician 1962–90, Deputy Prime Minister 1983–90 1991 A [47]
Sir Nigel Bowen 1911 1994 Solicitor, barrister, judge; politician, Attorney-General, Cabinet Minister. 1988 A [48]
Arthur Boyd 1920 1999 Artist 1992 Q [49]
Steve Bracks 1954 Premier of Victoria from 1999 to 2007 2010 Q [50]
Prof Denise Bradley 1942 Higher education administrator; Vice-chancellor University of South Australia; Bradley Review of Higher Education (2008) 2008 A [51]
Sir Donald Bradman 1908 2001 Cricketer 1979 Q [52]
Catherine Margaret Branson 1948 Former judge and president of the Australian Human Rights Commission 2018 Q [53]
Dr John Jefferson Bray 1912 1995 LL.D., poet, lawyer, academic, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia 1967–78 1979 Q [54]
Sir Gerard Brennan 1928 Chief Justice of the High Court 1995–98 1988 A [55]
Em Prof Ted Brown 1938 For service to the engineering profession as a world expert in the field of rock mechanics 2001 A [56]
Robert Hanbury Brown 1916 2002 Astronomer and physicist 1986 Q [57]
Prof Richard Bryant 1960 Medical researcher (psychotraumatology) 2016 Q [58]
Dame Quentin Bryce 1942 First woman admitted to the Queensland bar; Governor of Queensland; first woman Governor-General of Australia; in 2014 she was promoted to Dame of the Order of Australia (AD) 2003-04-30 [59]
Sir John Bunting 1918 1995 Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister 1959–68 & 1971–75; High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1975–77 1982 A [60]
Antony Burgess 1946 Researcher into the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer 1998 Q [61]
Eva Burrows 1929 2015 13th General (world leader) of the Salvation Army 1994 A [62]
Geoffrey Burnstock 1929 Neurobiologist 2018 Q [63]
Sir Francis Burt 1918 2004 Queen's Counsel; Chief Justice of Western Australia 1977–88; Governor of Western Australia 1990–93 1988 Q [64]
Richard Butler 1942 Diplomat; UN weapons inspector; Governor of Tasmania 2003–04 2003-09-05 [65]
Noel Butlin 1921 1991 Education, particularly in the study of economic growth 1991 Q [66][6]
Ed Byrne 1952 Neuroscientist, Vice-Chancellor of Monash University (2009–2014), etc. 2014 A [67]
Stella Bywaters 1919 2009 For service to the international community, during an unsafe and dangerous period in Uganda, through the provision of humanitarian aid and nursing care to improve the lives of the sick, poor and dispossessed and to the Salvation Army 2005 Q [68]
Dr Jean Calder ? For humanitarian service in the Middle East; Bio 2005 A [69]
Sir Bernard Callinan 1913 1995 In recognition of service to the Public Service and the community 1986 A [70]
Ian Callinan 1937 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1998–2007 2003 A [71]
Ashton Calvert 1945 2007 For service to the development of Australian foreign policy 2003 A [72]
Prof Enid Campbell 1932 2010 Distinguished legal scholar, first female professor and Dean of a law school 2005 A [73]
Sir Walter Campbell 1921 2004 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland 1982–85, Governor of Queensland 1985–92 1989 A [74]
Les Carlyon 1942 Writer, historian 2014 Q [75]
Sir Roderick Carnegie 1932 Businessman, primarily working in the coal industry 2003 Q [76]
Rev Dr Peter Carnley 1937 Anglican Bishop, Archbishop of Perth 1981–2005, Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia 2000–05 2007 Q [77]
Sir John Carrick 1918 2018 Politician, senator 1971–83, minister 1975–83 2008 A [78]
Lady (Maie) Casey 1892 1983 Pioneer aviator, poet, librettist, biographer, memoirist and artist; wife of Governor-General Lord Casey 1982 A [79]
Cardinal Edward Cassidy 1924 Roman Catholic Cardinal Priest 1991, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity within the Vatican 1990 Q [80]
John Philip Chalmers 1937 In recognition of services to medical science, particularly in the field of cardiovascular physiology 1991 Q [81]
Robert Champion de Crespigny 1950 For service to the mining industry, to business, and to the community in the areas of cultural preservation and education 2002 Q [82]
Dr Victor Chang 1936 1991 Cardiothoracic surgeon and pioneer of modern organ transplantation 1986 A [83]
Prof Jeremy Chapman 1953 Nephrologist, Renal physician, Transplant surgeon 2015 A [84]
Alex Chernov 1938 Governor of Victoria 2012 A [85]
Prof Ian Chubb 1943 Vice Chancellor and President of the Australian National University 2001–2011 2006 Q [86]
Cardinal Edward Clancy 1923 2014 Catholic Archbishop of Sydney 1983–2001 1992 A [87]
Prof Graeme Clark 1935 Developed the Cochlear implant 2004 A [88]
Dr Gregory John Clark ? Physicist 2018 A [89]
Sir Lindesay Clark 1896 1986 Technical Managing Director Western Mining Corporation 1933–1962 1975 Q [90]
Prof Manning Clark 1915 1991 Historian 1975 Q [91]
Dr Megan Clark ? Geologist, Chief Executive Officer of the CSIRO 2009-2014 2014 Q [92]
Prof Adrienne Clarke 1938 Scientist, academic and researcher 2004 A [93]
Dist Prof Judith Clements ? Biological scientist 2015 Q [94]
John Coates 1950 President of the Australian Olympic Committee 2006 Q [95]
Mike Codd 1939 Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1991 A [96]
Prof Peter Colman 1944 Medical researcher (structural biology) 2017 Q [5]
David Albert Cooper 1949 2018 HIV/AIDS researcher, immunologist, professor at the University of New South Wales 2018 Q [97]
Max Corden 1927 Economist 2001 A [98]
Prof Sir John Cornforth 1917 2013 Scientist, 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1991 A [99]
Suzanne Cory 1942 Biomedical researcher 1999 A [100]
Peter Costello 1957 Lawyer, politician, cabinet minister, etc. 2011 A [101]
Richard Court 1947 Premier of Western Australia 2003 Q [102]
William Cox 1936 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania 1995–2004, Governor of Tasmania 2004–2008 1999 Q [103]
Prof Brendan Crabb 1966 Research scientist, Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health 2015 A [104]
Ewan Crawford 1941 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania 2008-2013 2014 Q [105]
James Crawford 1948 Academic and practitioner in the field of public international law. 2013 Q [106]
Sir John Crawford 1910 1984 For eminent and meritorious public service and services to commerce, industry, trade, agriculture, learning and international relations 1978 A [107]
Justice Susan Crennan 1945 Justice of the High Court of Australia 2008 A [108]
Michael Crouch 1933 2018 Industrialist, philanthropist 2017 Q [5]
MajGen Paul Cullen 1909 2007 Decorated field commander in World War II, founding President of Austcare, founder of Mainguard merchant bank 1988 A [109]
Charles Curran 1938 For service to business and commerce 2006 Q [110]
David Curtis 1927 2017 In recognition of service to medicine and science, particularly in the fields of research and administration 1992 A [111]
Betty Cuthbert 1938 2017 Olympic champion athlete 2018 A [112]
Helen Cutler 1923 1990 For public and community service to the people of New South Wales 1980 Q [113]
Douglas Daft 1943 CEO of Coca-Cola 2000–04 2005 Q [114]
Leonard Gordon Darling 1921 2015 For service to the arts through vision, advice and philanthropy 2004 A [115]
Marilyn Ann Darling 1943 For service to the development, advancement and growth of visual arts 2009 A [116]
Jack Davenport ? For service to business and industry and to the community 1991 Q [117]
David David 1940 Craniofacial surgeon 1988 A [118]
Glyn Davis 1959 Academic; Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne 2002 A [119]
Sir Daryl Dawson 1933 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1982–97 1988 A [120]
Paul de Jersey 1948 QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland 2000 Q [121]
Prof David de Kretser 1939 Medical researcher; Governor of Victoria 2006–present 2006 Q [122]
Sir William Deane 1931 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1982–95; Governor-General 1996–2001 1988 A [123]
Prof Derek Denton 1924 Scientist renowned for his research exploring the nature of consciousness in animals 2005 A [124]
Sir Peter Derham 1925 2008 Businessman and philanthropist 2001 A [125]
Linda Dessau 1953 Governor of Victoria 2015-; Judge, Family Court of Australia 1995-2013 2017 A [126]
Prof Peter Doherty 1940 Veterinary surgeon, medical researcher, 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1997 Australian of the Year 1997 A [127]
Alexander Downer 1951 Politician, longest-serving Minister for Foreign Affairs (1996–2007), etc. 2013 A [128]
Reg Downing 1904 1994 In recognition of service to politics and government 1979 Q [129]
John Doyle 1945 QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia 2002 Q [130]
Robert Doyle 1953 State Politician (Victoria), Lord Mayor of Melbourne 2017 Q [5]
Sir Russell Drysdale 1912 1981 Artist 1980 Q [131]
Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop 1907 1993 Surgeon, Army Officer, Prisoner of War 1987 Q [132]
Ross Dunning 1942 For service to the development of transport systems, particularly the development of modern and efficient rail services, to the export economy, to the construction industry, and to the community through support for cultural activities and charitable organisations 2002 A [133]
Don Dunstan 1926 1999 QC, Premier of South Australia 1967–68 & 1970–79 1979 Q [134]
LtGen Sir Donald Dunstan 1923 2011 Chief of the General Staff 1977–82, Governor of South Australia 1982–91 1991 A [135]
Max Dupain 1911 1992 Photographer 1992 A [136]
Dame Mary Durack 1913 1994 Author, historian 1989 Q [137]
Sir John Eccles 1903 1997 Neurophysiologist, 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990 A [138]
Sir Llew Edwards 1935 Deputy Premier of Queensland 1978–83, Chancellor of the University of Queensland 1993–present 1989 A [139]
Prof Nathan Efron 1954 Researcher (clinical optometry), President of the Australian College of Optometry 2012- 2015 Q [140]
Bob Ellicott 1927 Politician 2017 A [141]
Herb Elliott 1938 Olympic athlete 2002 Q [142]
Sr Mary Bernice Elphick 1921 2008 For service to medicine and to the community as a pioneer in the development of health care and as a driving force in the success of the multi-disciplinary initiatives established at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney. 2006 A [4]
Ted Evans 1941 Economic policy development 1999 Q [143]
Prof Gareth Evans 1944 Minister for Foreign Affairs 1988–1996 2012 Q [144]
Elizabeth Evatt 1933 Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia and the first female judge of an Australian Federal Court 1995 Q [145]
John Fahey 1945 Politician 1984–2001, Premier of New South Wales 1992–95, Federal Minister for Finance 1996–2001 2002 A [146]
James Fairfax 1933 2017 Businessman, philanthropist 2010 A [147]
Lady (Mary) Fairfax 1922 2017 Philanthropist 2005 A [148]
Timothy Vincent Fairfax 1946 Australian philanthropist, as a major supporter of the visual arts 2014 A [149]
Prof Sir Marc Feldmann 1944 Immunologist, researcher (chronic immune disease) 2014 Q [150]
Prof Mike Fellows 1952 Academic (computer science) 2016 Q [151]
Frank Fenner 1914 2010 Virologist 1989 A [152]
Charles Fenton 1912 2009 In recognition of service to the Parliament of Tasmania and to the community 1982 A [153]
William Ferris 1945 For service to the community through a range of philanthropic endeavours, as a leader in support of medical research, and to business and commerce through ongoing roles supporting Australian exports, venture capital and private equity 2008 A [154]
Michael Field 1948 Premier of Tasmania 2003 Q [155]
Tim Fischer 1946 Politician, National Party of Australia leader 1990–99, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1996–99, etc. 2005 A [156]
Kaarene Fitzgerald 1945 2003 Founder and Executive Director of SIDS and Kids 1999 A [157]
Tony Fitzgerald 1941 QC, Judge of the Federal Court 1981–84, best known for the Fitzgerald Inquiry into corruption 1987–89, etc. 1991 A [158]
Frank Flynn 1906 2000 In recognition of service to medicine, particularly through research into Aboriginal eye health and to the community 1993 A [159]
Leneen Forde 1935 Chancellor of Griffith University 2000–present, Governor of Queensland 1992–97 1993 A [160]
Lindsay Fox 1935 Transportation magnate 2008 A [161]
Russell Fox 1920 2013 In recognition of service to the law and to government 1989 Q [162]
Dawn Fraser 1937 Australian freestyle champion swimmer 2018 Q [163]
Malcolm Fraser 1930 2015 22nd Prime Minister of Australia 1975–83, chair of Care International 1988 Q [164]
Prof Ian Frazer 1953 Creator of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer 2012 Q [165]
Prof Ken Freeman 1940 Astronomer and astrophysicist 2017 Q [5]
Robert French 1947 Chief Justice of the High Court 2010 A [166]
Dame Phyllis Frost 1917 2004 Welfare worker and philanthropist, known for her commitment to unpopular causes, most notably helping women prisoners 1992 A [167]
Prof John Funder 1940 Medical researcher, Executive Director, Obesity Australia 2015 A [168]
Justice Stephen Gageler 1958 Justice of the High Court of Australia 2012-; Solicitor-General of Australia from 2008 to 2012 2017 A [169]
Peter Gago 1957 Winemaker 2017 Q [5]
Geoff Gallop 1951 Academic, politician, Premier of Western Australia 2001–06 2008 Q [170]
Aaron Gandel 1934 Philanthropist 2017 Q [5]
Prof Ross Garnaut 1946 Economist 2017 Q [5]
Sir Harry Gibbs 1917 2005 QC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1981–87 1987 Q [171]
Prof Richard Gibbs 1950s Geneticist, researcher (genetics and human genome sequencing) 2014 Q [172]
Julia Gillard 1961 27th Prime Minister of Australia 2010-2013 2017 A [173]
Gerald Gleeson 1928 2017 Secretary of the NSW Premier's Department 1989 A [174]
Murray Gleeson 1938 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 1988–98, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1998–present 1992 A [175]
Sir James Gobbo 1931 QC, Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1978–94, Governor of Victoria 1997–2000 1993 A [176]
David Gonski 1953 Business and commerce as a company director 2007 Q [177]
Charles Goode 1939 Chairman of ANZ Bank since 1995, company director, etc. 2001 Q [178]
Jacqueline Goodnow 1924 2014 In recognition of service to research into child development and education in the discipline of psychology 1992 Q [179]
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1951 World No. 1 tennis player 2018 A [180]
Sir John Gorton 1911 2002 19th Prime Minister of Australia 1968–71 1988 Q [181]
Prof Adele Green c.1952 For service to medical research through significant advances made in the field of the epidemiology of skin cancer and ovarian cancer, to public health including improved Indigenous health, and for leadership in the wider scientific community. 2004 Q [182]
Sir Guy Green 1937 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania 1973–95, Governor of Tasmania 1995–2003, Administrator of the Commonwealth 2003 1994 A [183]
Nick Greiner 1947 Premier of New South Wales 1994 Q [184]
Reg Grundy 1923 2016 Media and television entrepreneur 2008 Q [185]
Dame Margaret Guilfoyle 1926 Senator, first woman to be a member of Cabinet, Minister for Social Security 1975–80, Minister for Finance 1980–83 2005 Q [186]
William Gummow 1942 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1995–present 1997 A [187]
Sir William Gunn 1914 2003 Chairman of the Australian Wool Board 1990 A [188]
Mukesh Haikerwal 1960 Medical doctor and former Australian Medical Association federal president 2018 A [189]
James Haire 1946 For eminent service to the community through international leadership in ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, the promotion of religious reconciliation, inclusion and peace, and as a theologian. 2013 A [190]
Sir Rupert Hamer 1916 2004 Premier of Victoria 1972–81; for service to the arts, particularly as Chairman of the Victoria State Opera, and to the community 1992 A [191]
Catherine Hamlin 1924 Obstetrician and gynaecologist; For service to gynaecology in developing countries particularly in the field of fistula surgery and for humanitarian service to improving the health, dignity and self-esteem of women in Ethiopia. 1995 A [192]
Geoffrey Colin Harcourt 1931 Academic economist and author, in the fields of Post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought. 2018 Q [193]
Ted Harris 1927 Community service 1989 Q [194]
Ralph Harry 1917 2002 High Commissioner to Singapore 1956–57; Director of ASIS 1958–60; Ambassador to the United Nations; Director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs 1980 Q [195]
Allan Hawke 1948 Public administration at senior levels 2010 Q [196]
Bob Hawke 1929 23rd Prime Minister of Australia 1983–91 1979 A [197]
John Hay 1942 Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland 1996–2007 2004 A [198]
Bill Hayden 1933 Politician, Foreign Minister 1983–88, Governor-General 1989–96 1989-02-16 [199]
Kenneth Hayne 1945 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1997–present 2002 Q [200]
Sir Bernard Heinze 1894 1982 Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne; Professor of Music, conductor and Director of the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music 1976 A [201]
Peter Henderson 1928 2016 Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs 1985 A [202]
Dr Ken Henry 1957 Secretary to the Treasury 2007 A [203]
Sir William Heseltine 1930 Private Secretary to the Sovereign 1986–90 1988 A [204]
Dr Basil Hetzel 1922 2017 Medical researcher who has made a major contribution to combating iodine deficiency 1990 Q [205]
Dyson Heydon 1943 Judge of the High Court of Australia 2004 Q [4]
Sir Leo Hielscher 1926 Senior Queensland public servant and administrator 2004 Q [206]
Prof Dorothy Hill 1907 1998 For service to geology particularly as a palaeontologist and to research and learning; first female professor at an Australian university 1993 A [207]
Robert Hill 1946 Minister for Defence (2001–06), Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations (2006–09) 2012 Q [208]
David Hogarth ? For service to the legal profession and to the community 1983 Q [209]
Sir John Holland 1914 2009 Construction magnate; For service to the community, particularly to youth and in the field of medical research 1988 Q [210]
Rev Peter Hollingworth 1935 Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane; 23rd Governor-General 2011-06-29 [211]
Prof Fred Hollows 1929 1993 Ophthalmologist 1991 Q [212]
Prof Andrew Holmes 1943 Scientist (Chemistry) 2017 A [213]
Janet Holmes à Court 1943 Businesswoman in the construction, wine and cattle industries 2007 A [214]
A. D. Hope 1907 2000 Poet 1981 A [215]
Robert Hope 1919 1999 For service to the law, to government, to learning and conservation 1989 A [216]
Prof Stephen Hopper 1951 Foundation Professor of Plant Conservation Biology at the University of Western Australia 2012 Q [217]
John Howard 1939 25th Prime Minister of Australia 1996–2007 2008 Q [218]
Sir Brian Inglis 1924 2014 Services to industry and technology KtB 1988 Q [219]
Sir Gordon Jackson 1924 1991 Businessman; 1983 promoted to Knight of the Order of Australia (AK) 1976 A [220]
Margaret Jackson 1953 Chairwoman of Qantas 2003 Q [221]
Robert Jackson 1911 1991 Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the United Nations Organisation 1986 Q [222]
Marjorie Jackson-Nelson 1931 Olympic athlete, Governor of South Australia 2001–07 2001-08-27 [223]
Dist Prof Chennupati Jagadish 1957 Physicist and academic 2016 A [224]
MajGen William "Digger" James 1930 2015 National President of the RSL 1998 A [225]
MajGen Michael Jeffery 1937 Military commander, Governor of Western Australia, Governor-General of Australia 1996 Q [226]
Richard Johnson ? Inaugural Chancellor of the University of Technology, Sydney 2002 A [227]
Bob Johnston 1924 Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia 1986 Q [228]
Dr Barry Jones 1932 Minister for Science and Technology (1983–84), Minister for Science (1984-87), Minister for Science and Small Business (1987–88), Minister for Science, Customs and Small Business (1988–90) 2014 Q [229]
Prof Rhys Jones ? Mechanical and aerospace engineer 2018 A [230]
Deirdre Jordan 1926 Academic and educator, particularly with Aboriginal communities 1989 A [231]
Dr Robert Joss ? Banking and finance executive 2016 A [232]
Alan Joyce 1966 Aviation executive 2017 Q [5]
Prof Peter Karmel 1922 2008 Economist, academic, First Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University 1966, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University 1982–87 1976 A [233]
Justice Patrick Keane 1952 Justice of the High Court of Australia 2013–present, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 2010-13, Queensland Solicitor-General 1992-2005 2015 Q [234]
Michael Keating 1940 Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 1996 A [235]
Bill Kelty 1948 For service to the trade union movement, particularly through the establishment of the universal system of superannuation 2008 Q [236]
David Kemp 1941 Politician 2017 A [237]
Jeff Kennett 1948 Premier of Victoria 1992–99 2005 A [238]
Sir John Kerr 1914 1991 Governor-General 1974–77; inaugural Principal Companion; inaugural Principal Knight. 1975-02-14 [239]
Sir William Keys 1923 2000 Company director. National Secretary, 1961–1978, then National President, 1978–1988, Returned Services League of Australia 1988 Q [240]
Nicole Kidman 1967 Academy Award-winning actress (2003) and humanitarian 2006 A [241]
Susan Kiefel 1954 High Court judge 2011 Q [242]
Sir James Killen 1925 2007 Barrister, politician, Minister 2004 Q [243]
William John Kilpatrick ? Community service 1981 A [244]
Dr Priscilla Kincaid-Smith 1926 2015 For service to medicine, particularly in the field of nephrology 1989 Q [245]
Len King 1925 2011 Politician, Cabinet Minister; lawyer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia 1978–95 1987 Q [246]
Malcolm Kinnaird 1933 2014 For service through the development of public policy in the defence procurement, infrastructure and energy sectors, and to business 2009 Q [247]
Michael Kirby 1939 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1996–2009 1991 A [248]
Sir Richard Kirby 1904 2001 President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. For distinguished service to the advertising industry in Australia and to the Herbert Vere Evatt Memorial Foundation. 1985 A [249]
James Kirk ? Chairman of the Australian Bicentennial Authority 1988 Q [250]
Joan Kirner 1938 2015 Premier of Victoria (1990–92) 2012 Q [251]
Prof David William Kissane ? Psychiatrist specialising in psycho-oncology and palliative medicine 2018 A [252]
Sir Frank Kitto 1903 1994 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1950–70 1983 A [253]
Prof Peter Klinken 1953 Medical researcher 2017 Q [5]
Sir John Knott 1910 1999 Service to industry and the community 1981 Q [254]
Dame Leonie Kramer 1924 2016 For service to Australian literature, to education and to the community 1993 A [255]
John Landels ? Chairman of the National Grid Management Council 1996 Q [256]
John Landy 1930 Olympic athlete; Governor of Victoria 2001–06. 2001-03-30 [257]
John Laurie ? Consulting engineer 2003 Q [258]
Rod Laver 1938 Tennis player 2016 A [259]
Phillip Law 1912 2010 Prominent in Antarctic exploration and research 1995 A [260]
Hieu Van Le 1954 Governor of South Australia 2014–present 2016 Q [261]
Mark Leibler ? For service to business, to the law, particularly in the areas of taxation and commercial law, to the Jewish community internationally and in Australia, and to reconciliation and the promotion of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians 2005 A [262]
Jim Leslie 1922 2012 Managing Director of Mobil Oil Australia, Chairman of Qantas 1980-89 1993 A [263]
George (Peter) Lloyd 1921 Aviator 2016 Q [264]
Prof Mal Logan ? Geographer and university administrator 1996 A [265]
Prof Alan Lopez 1951 Academic, Scientist 2016 Q [266]
Brian Loton 1929 Industrialist 1989 A [267]
Frank Lowy 1930 Businessman and philanthropist 2000 A [268]
Geoffrey Lucas ? Service to the law 1983 Q [269]
Prof Stephen Lynch ? Surgeon (liver transplant specialist) 2015 Q [270]
Ian Macfarlane 1946 Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) 1996–2006 2004 A [271]
Sir Charles Mackerras 1925 2010 Classical conductor 1997 A [272]
Chief Justice John Macrossan 1930 2008 For service to the law, to higher education and the arts 1993 Q [273]
Justice Barry Maddern 1937 1994 President of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission 1992 Q [274]
David Malcolm 1938 2014 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia 1988–2005 1992 A [275]
Emeritus Professor Lew Mander 1939 Organic chemist specialising in plant growth hormones 2018 A [276]
Prof Barry Marshall 1951 Received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with Helicobacter pylori 2007 A [277]
Prof Villis Marshall ? Director of Urology at Royal Adelaide Hospital, Chancellor of St John Ambulance Australia 2006 A [278]
Prof Jennifer L. Martin ? Scientist specialising in biochemistry and protein crystallography applied to drug-resistant bacteria 2018 A [279]
Chief Justice Wayne Martin 1938 Chief Justice of Western Australia (2006–2018) 2012 Q [280]
Sir Anthony Mason 1925 Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia 1987–95 1988 A [281]
Keith Mason 1947 For service to the law and legal scholarship, to the judicial system in New South Wales, to the Anglican Church, and to the community 2003 A [282]
Sir Brian Massy-Greene 1916 1991 For service to banking, to industry and to the community 1989 A [283]
Justice Christopher Maxwell ? President of Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria 2005–present 2015 Q [284]
James May ? For service to the advancement of vascular surgery throughout the world, particularly through pioneering the introduction of endoluminal methods for the treatment of diseased arteries, placing Australia in the forefront internationally in this field 2001 Q [285]
Prof Lord (Robert) May 1936 President of the Royal Society, London 2000–05 1998 A [286]
Prof Janet Susan McCalman 1948 Social historian and academic 2018 A [287]
Rev Dr Davis McCaughey 1914 2005 Governor of Victoria 1986–92 1987 Q [288]
Doug McClelland 1926 Minister, President of the Senate, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1987 Q [289]
Malcolm McCusker 1938 Governor of Western Australia 2012 A [290]
Donald McDonald 1938 Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2006 Q [291]
Prof Trevor McDougall 1952 Scientist specialising in ocean thermodynamics 2018 A [292]
Richard McGarvie 1926 2003 Governor of Victoria 1992–97 1994 Q [293]
Sir Charles McGrath 1910 1984 For service to industry 1981 A [294]
Michael McHugh 1935 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1989–2005 1989 Q [295]
Sir Malcolm McIntosh 1945 2000 For service to excellence in scientific and technological research 1999 A [296]
Sir Laurence McIntyre 1912 1981 For public service 1979 A [297]
James McKay ? For service to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the people of outback Australia 1998 A [298]
Bruce McKellar 1941 For eminent service to science, particularly the study of theoretical physics, as an academic, educator and researcher, through seminal contributions to scientific development organisations, and as an author and mentor. 2014 A [299]
Justice Carmel McLure 1955 President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia 2009–present 2016 Q [300]
Julian McMahon ? Anti-death penalty barrister 2017 Q [5]
Justice Margaret McMurdo 1954 For service to the law and judicial administration in Queensland, particularly in the areas of legal education and women's issues, to the support of a range of legal organisations, and to the community. 2007 Q [301]
Sir James McNeill 1916 1987 For service to industry 1986 Q [302]
Leycester Meares 1909 1994 Public servant 1985 A [303]
Prof Harry Messel 1922 2015 Physicist and conservation advocate 2006 A [304]
Prof Em Donald Metcalf 1929 2014 Cancer researcher, Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne 1993 Q [305]
Dr Ken Michael 1938 Governor of Western Australia 2006–11 2006 A [306]
Howard Michell 1913 2012 For service to the wool industry and to the arts 1990 Q [307]
Jacques Miller 1931 Immunologist 2003 Q [308]
Nancy Millis 1922 2012 Microbiologist 1990 Q [309]
Bernard Mills 1920 2011 Engineer, Professor of Physics (Sydney), pioneer radio astronomer (Mills Cross Telescope) 1976 Q [310]
Harold Mitchell 1942 Businessman and Philanthropist 2010 Q [311]
Dame Roma Mitchell 1913 2000 First female appointed Queen's Counsel, first female appointed Judge, Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia 1968–91, Governor of South Australia 1991–96 1991 A [312]
Sir John Moore 1915 1998 President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission 1986 A [313]
Max Moore-Wilton 1943 Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2001 A [314]
Terry Moran 1947 Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2012 A [315]
Hugh Morgan 1940 Mining industry executive 2002 Q [316]
Prof Sir Peter Morris 1934 Nuffield Professor of Surgery Emeritus at the University of Oxford 2004 Q [317]
Rev Dr Gordon Moyes 1938 2015 Founder of the Wesley Mission 2002 A [318]
Justice James Muirhead 1925 1999 Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 1991 A [319]
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch 1909 2012 Philanthropist 1989 Q [320]
Rupert Murdoch 1931 For service to the media, particularly the newspaper publishing industry 1984 A [321]
Ken Myer 1921 1992 Philanthropist 1976 A [322]
Sidney Baillieu Myer 1926 For service to business and commerce, to government and to the community 1990 A [323]
Allen Myers 1947 Barrister, academic, businessman, landowner and philanthropist 2016 A [324]
Maria Myers ? Philanthropist 2016 A [325]
Jacques Nasser 1947 Chairman BHP; for service to business and commerce; philanthropist 2017 Q [5]
Sir Eric Neal 1924 CEO of Boral, Director of John Fairfax Holdings, BHP, Coca-Cola Amatil and AMP Limited, Chairperson of Westpac, Governor of South Australia 1996–2001 1988 A [326]
Bill Neilson 1925 1989 Premier of Tasmania 1978 Q [327]
Bernhard Neumann 1909 2002 Mathematician 1994 Q [328]
Maurice Newman 1938 Chair of the ABC, chair of the board of the ASX, Chancellor of Macquarie University 2002 A [329]
John Niland 1940 Businessman and academic 2001 A [330]
Sir Sidney Nolan 1917 1992 Artist 1988 Q [331]
Prof Sir Gustav Nossal 1931 Research biologist, Chairman of the CSIRO 1989 Q [332]
Bernard O'Brien 1924 1993 Microsurgeon; bio 1991 Q [333]
Rev Gerald O'Collins ? Catholic theologian and academic 2006 A [334]
Prof Ian O'Connor ? Academic, Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University 2017 Q [5]
Lowitja O'Donoghue 1932 Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) 1999 A [335]
Dame Bridget Ogilvie 1938 Biomedical research, particularly related to veterinary and medical parasitology 2007 A [336]
Emeritus Prof Mary O'Kane 1954 Scientist, Chief Scientist and Engineer of Government of New South Wales 2008–present 2016 A [337]
Sir Mark Oliphant 1901 2000 Physicist, Professor, Governor of South Australia 1972–77 1977 A [338]
Margaret Olley 1923 2011 Artist 2006 Q [339]
James O'Sullivan For service to law enforcement and commitment to excellence in reshaping and introducing wide-ranging reforms in the Queensland Police Service 2001 Q [340]
Emeritus Prof Robert Ouvrier 1940 Physician (paediatric neurology), President of International Child Neurology Association 2006-2010 2016 A [341]
Kerry Packer 1937 2005 Businessman 1983 A [342]
Roslyn Packer 1937 Philanthropist 2016 Q [343]
Sir Arvi Parbo 1926 Businessman 1993 Q [344]
Justice Kevin Parker Vice-President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2008 Q [345]
Dr Martin Parkinson 1958 Public Servant; Economist 2017 A [346]
Percy Partridge 1910 1988 For service to education & educational research, particularly in the field of social sciences 1978 A [347]
John Pascoe c1949 Judge, businessman, company director, Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia 2004–present 2016 A [348]
Nicholas Paspaley For service to business development and trade, to the Australian pearling industry, and to the community 1999 A [349]
John Passmore 1914 2004 Philosopher 1992 Q [350]
Andrew Peacock 1939 Australian politician, Foreign Minister 1975–80, Leader of the Opposition 1983–85 & 1989–90 1997 Q [351]
Jim Peacock 1937 Molecular biologist 1994 A [352]
Cardinal George Pell 1941 Catholic Archbishop of Sydney (2001–2014), Cardinal (2003– ), etc. 2005 Q [353]
Gary Pemberton For service to business and finance, to public sector reform, and to the community, particularly medical research organisations concerned with children's health 1999 Q [354]
Prof David Penington 1930 For service to medicine and to the community, particularly in the field of medical education and health care 1988 A [355]
Prof Philip Pettit 1945 Academic, philosopher, political theorist 2017 Q [5]
John Phillips 1933 2009 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1998 A [356]
Sir James Plimsoll 1917 1987 Public servant and diplomat 1978 A [357]
George Polites For service to industrial relations 1984 A [358]
Robert Porter Neuroscientist 2001 A [359]
Lady (Primrose) Potter 1931 Philanthropist 2003 Q [360]
Lawrie Powell For service to medicine and medical research particularly in the field of gastroenterology and liver disease 1990 Q [361]
Jeanne Pratt Philanthropist 2002 Q [362]
John B. Prescott 1940 Managing director of BHP 1996 Q [363]
John Ralph For service to Australian industry as an advocate of "continual improvement" in international competitiveness and in the strategic assessment of long term public policy, particularly in the area of tax reform, and for contributions in the interest of the wider community including social development, education, leadership initiatives for the young and charitable organisations. 2000 Q [364]
Mike Rann 1953 Third-longest serving Premier of South Australia 2002–2011, longest serving Labor leader 1994–2011, Member of Parliament 1985–2011; Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 2013-2014, Australia's Ambassador to Italy, Albania, Libya and San Marino and Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Food Programme 2014–present. 2016 A [365]
Eric Reece 1909 1999 Premier of Tasmania 1975 Q [366]
Lloyd Rees 1895 1998 Landscape painter 1985 A [367]
Thomas Reeve For service to medicine and to academic and clinical surgery, particularly in the field of endocrinology 1994 A [368]
MajGen Sir William Refshauge 1913 2009 Director-General Army Medical Services in Korea, Honorary Physician to Queen Elizabeth II 1955–64, Director-General of the Commonwealth Department of Health 1960–73, Secretary-General of the World Medical Association 1973–76, etc. 1980 Q [369]
Prof Gordon Reid 1923 1989 Academic, Professor of politics, Vice-Chancellor University of Western Australia 1978–82, Governor of Western Australia 1983–89 1986 Q [370]
Prof Janice Reid 1947 Academic (medical anthropology), Vice-Chancellor University of Western Sydney 1998-2013 2015 A [371]
Jack Renshaw 1909 1987 Deputy Premier 1959–64 and Premier of New South Wales 1964–65 1979 A [372]
Prof Ezio Rizzardo ? Scientific technological researcher specialising in polymer chemistry 2018 A [373]
Sir Rutherford Robertson 1913 2001 For service to biological sciences 1980 A [374]
Prof Jeffrey Victor Rosenfeld ? Neurosurgeon 2018 A [375]
AirMshl Sir James Rowland 1922 1999 Chief of the Air Staff 1975–79, Governor of New South Wales 1981–89 1987 A [376]
Eric Rudd 1910 1999 For service to the mineral and petroleum industries 1984 A [377]
Geoffrey Rush 1951 Actor 2014 A [378]
Graeme Ryan 1938 For service to science and to higher education, particularly in the fields of medical research and medical education 1994 A [379]
Carlo Salteri 1920 2010 Co-founder of Transfield, founder of Tenix 2002 A [380]
Graeme Samuel 1946 Businessman and Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission 2010 Q [381]
Gordon Samuels 1923 2007 QC, Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Chancellor of the University of New South Wales 1976–94, Governor of New South Wales 1996–2001 1987 Q [382]
Kerry Sanderson 1950 Governor of Western Australia 2014–present 2016 Q [383]
Rear Adm Kevin Scarce 1952 Commander Training Command – Navy, Head of Maritime Systems, Governor of South Australia 2007–present 2008 A [384]
Brian Schmidt 1967 Astrophysicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Physics, 2011), etc. 2013 A [385]
Dame Margaret Scott 1922 Founding Director of The Australian Ballet School 2005 Q [386]
Sir Walter Scott 1903 1981 Founded Australia's first management consultancy firm, WD Scott 1979 A [387]
Harry Seidler 1923 2006 Architect 1987 Q [388]
Sir Nicholas Shehadie 1926 2018 National representative Rugby Union 1947–58, Lord Mayor of Sydney 1973–75 1990 Q [389]
Dr Peter Shergold 1946 Academic, public servant, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2003–08 2007 A [390]
Prof John Shine 1946 Biochemist, molecular biologist 2017 Q [5]
Alfred Moxon Simpson 1910 2011 For eminent and meritorious service to business and industry 1978 Q [391]
Prof Stephen Simpson 1957 Academic researcher (biological and biomedical science), Academic Director of Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney 2012–present 2015 Q [392]
Ian Sinclair 1929 Australian politician, National Party of Australia Leader 1984–89, Speaker of the House of Representatives 1998-98 2001 A [393]
Rear Adm Peter Sinclair 1934 Deputy Chief of Navy, Governor of New South Wales 1990–96 1992 Q [394]
Prof Peter Singer 1946 Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne 2012 Q [395]
Ralph Slatyer 1929 2012 For service to science and technology and its application to industry development. 1993 Q [396]
Prof Em J. J. C. Smart 1920 2012 For service to education particularly in the field of philosophy 1990 Q [397]
Neil Andrew Smith For service to the community, particularly through administration of the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal (1983) Trust Fund 1984 Q [398]
Richard (Dick) Smith 1944 Entrepreneur, Businessman, Aviator, Political Activist, Philanthropist 2015 Q [399]
Thomas Weetman Smith For service to the law and to legal institutions 1990 A [400]
Victor Smorgon 1913 2009 Industrialist, philanthropist 2007 Q [401]
Erica Lee Smyth 1952 Geologist and senior mining executive 2018 Q [402]
Prof David Solomon 1929 Academic (polymer chemistry and plastics) 2016 Q [403]
Lady (Marigold) Southey 1928 Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 2006 A [404]
Virginia Margaret Spate 1937 Art historian, author and academic 2018 Q [405]
Dr Michael Spence 1962 Academic; Vice-Chancellor of University of Sydney 2008- 2017 A [406]
James Spigelman 1946 For service to the law and to the community through leadership in bringing about change in attitudes to the administration of justice for a more fair and equitable society, and to the support of the visual arts. 2000 Q [407]
Prof Fiona Stanley 1946 For service to maternal and child health research, particularly in peri-natal and infant problems, and for her contributions to improving aboriginal and community health 1996 Q [408]
Keith Steel 1917 1996 For service to industry, General Manager of the Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP Limited) 1966–79 1981 Q [409]
Glenn Stevens 1958 Economist, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia 2006–present 2016 Q [410]
Kerry Stokes 1940 For service to business and commerce through strategic leadership and promotion of corporate social responsibility, to the arts through executive roles and philanthropy, and to the community, particularly through contributions to organisations supporting youth 2008 Q [411]
Shane Stone 1950 QC, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory 1995–99 2006 Q [412]
Sir Laurence Street 1926 2018 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 1989 Q [413]
Prof Hugh Stretton 1924 2015 Historian, academic economist 2004 Q [414]
Russell Strong For service to medicine as a pioneer in the development of new techniques and improved clinical performance in the field of liver transplant surgery and to advancing world knowledge in this area 2001 A [415]
Grant Sutherland For service to science in the field of human genetics research and to the human genome project and, in particular, for his contribution to the discovery of the importance of 'fragile chromosomes' in the field of inherited diseases 1998 A [416]
Dame Joan Sutherland 1926 2010 Opera singer 1975 Q [417]
Prof Nicholas Talley ? Gastroenterologist 2018 A [418]
Sir Arthur Tange 1914 2001 For eminent and meritorious public service. 1977 Q [419]
Noel Tanzer 1931 For service to public sector reform, particularly through the commercialisation of government enterprises, to the development of social welfare policies and to the community 1994 A [420]
Hugh Taylor Ophthalmologist 2001 Q [421]
Prof Maree Rose Teesson ? Medical specialist in prevention and treatment of substance abuse disorders 2018 A [422]
San Hoa Thang 1954 Professor of chemistry, specialising in polymer chemistry and materials science 2018 Q [423]
Colin Thiele 1920 2006 Author 1977 Q [424]
Sally Thomas 1939 Justice the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory (1992–2009), Administrator of the Northern Territory (2011–), Chancellor of Charles Darwin University (2010–) 2014 A [425]
Roy Francis Thompson ? Philanthropist supporting medical research, emergency rescue, educational, sporting and cultural organisations, and real estate and land developer in Queensland. 2018 A [426]
John Tonkin 1902 1995 Premier of Western Australia 1977 Q [427]
John Toohey 1930 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1987–98 1988 A [428]
Arthur Trendall 1909 1995 Art historian and classical archaeologist 1976 A [429]
Sir Donald Trescowthick 1930 For service to the community, to the arts and to sport 1991 A [430]
Ken Tribe 1914 2010 For service to the arts, particularly in the field of music 1989 Q [431]
Barry Tuckwell 1931 Classical French horn player 1992 A [432]
John Uhrig 1928 Chairman Santos Limited 2000 Q [433]
Peter Underwood 1937 2014 Governor of Tasmania 2009 Q [434]
Tom Uren 1921 2015 Boxer, soldier, politician 2013 A [435]
John Utz 1928 For service to business and to industry 1989 A [436]
Sir James Vernon 1910 2000 Industrial Chemist, Director of CSR (Colonial Sugar Refining Company) 1958-82 1980 A [437]
Dr Michael Vertigan For service as a community leader in public administration, through development of far reaching fiscal policy reform; in business and industry, through focusing on strategic investment for sustainable economic growth; and in education through university governance 2004 A [438]
Sir William Vines 1916 2011 Managing Director, International Wool Secretariat; Chairman, Wool Review Committee; nla1nla2obit; KtB 1987 Q [439]
Nanette Stacy Waddy 1915 2015 For service to medical education and to the community particularly in the field of drug and alcohol abuse 1988 Q [440]
Nancy Wake 1912 2011 War hero: "The award recognises the significant contribution and commitment of Nancy Wake, stemming from her outstanding actions in wartime, in encouraging community appreciation and understanding of the past sacrifices made by Australian men and women in times of conflict, and to a lasting legacy of peace" 2004-02-22 [441]
Ron Walker 1939 2018 For service to business, the arts and the community, and to raising the profile of Australia internationally with significant benefit for tourism and employment. 2003 A [442]
Stanley Wallis For service to business and manufacturing through strategic development of globally competitive enterprises, to enhancing the reputation of Australia internationally through reform of financial institutions and the taxation system, and to the community through support for medical research. 2002 Q [443]
Robert Walsh 1917 1983 Services to medicine 1982 Q [444]
Kate Warner 1948 28th Governor of Tasmania 2017 A [445]
Justice Marilyn Warren 1951 For service to the judiciary and to the legal profession particularly the delivery and administration of law in Victoria, to the community in areas affecting the social and economic conditions of women and to forensic medicine internationally. 2005 Q [446]
Dr Robin Warren 1937 Discovered Helicobacter pylori in 1979. Awarded 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007 A [447]
Sir Bruce Watson For leadership in a range of fields of endeavour covering industry and commerce, the arts, and education and for developing medical research facilities of international standard in Australia 2004 A [448]
Dr Ian Watt 1950 Public servant, Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2011-14 2016 Q [449]
Penelope Wensley 1946 Australian diplomat, Governor of Queensland 2011 A [450]
Sir Frederick Wheeler 1914 1994 Secretary to the Treasury 1979 A [451]
Gough Whitlam 1916 2014 21st Prime Minister of Australia 1972–75 1978 Q [452]
Ray Whitrod 1915 2003 For service to Australian law enforcement (Queensland Police Commissioner), to victims of crime and to the community 1993 A [453]
Judith Whitworth 1944 For service to the advancement of academic medicine and as a major contributor to research policy and medical research administration in Australia and internationally 2001 Q [454]
Dr Paul Wild 1923 2008 Chairman of the CSIRO 1986 A [455]
Peter Wilenski 1939 1994 For service to international relations and to public sector reform, particularly through fostering the implementation of social justice and equity principles 1994 Q [456]
Prof Keryn Williams 1949 Medical scientist (Ophthalmology) 2017 A [457]
Peter Wills ? For service to social and economic advancement through the development of public policy in relation to funding for biomedical research and evolving biotechnology industries 2001 Q [458]
Sir Ronald Wilson 1922 2005 Justice of the High Court of Australia 1979–89 1988 A [459]
Sir Henry Winneke 1908 1985 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Governor of Victoria 1982 A [460]
Justice John Winneke 1938 President of the Victorian Court of Appeal 2004 Q [461]
Professor Carl Wood 1929 2011 Service to the discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology particularly through the development of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and its application to human infertility 1995 A [462]
Alan Woods 1930 1990 Senior public servant; Secretary to the Departments of Defence, Resources and Energy, etc. 1989 A [463]
Justice Sir Edward Woodward 1928 2010 For contributions to Australian public life, particularly in the areas of public administration, social justice, cultural diversity, education and advocacy for people with mental illness 2001 Q [464]
Roger Woodward 1942 Classical pianist 1992 Q [465]
Richard Woolcott 1927 For service to international relations and to Asia Pacific economic co-operation. 1993 Q [466]
Hal Wootten 1922 For service to human rights, to conservation, to legal education and to the law 1990 Q [467]
Neville Wran 1926 2014 Premier of New South Wales 1976–86 1988 A [468]
Sir Geoffrey Yeend 1927 1994 Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Secretary to Cabinet 1986 A [469]
Sir John Young 1919 2008 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1974–91 1989 A [470]
Dr John Yu 1934 For service to the provision and development of "state of the art" paediatric care and research, to children's rights, to education, and to the decorative and visual arts 2001 Q [471]
Mr. Yunupingu 1956 2013 Musician, songwriter, teacher, advocate, etc. 2014 A [472]
Carla Zampatti 1942 Fashion designer and businesswoman 2009 Q [473]
Sir David Zeidler 1918 1998 Chemist and industrialist 1990 Q [474]

Military Division[edit]

Name Born Died Notability Awarded[2] Notes[4]
GEN John Baker 1936 2007 Vice-Chief of the Defence Force 1992–95, Chief of Defence Force 1995–98 1995 A [475]
ADML Chris Barrie 1945 Vice-Chief of the Defence Force 1997–98, Chief of Defence Force 1998–2002 2001 A [476]
ADML Alan Beaumont 1934 2004 Vice-Chief of the Defence Force 1989–1992, Chief of Defence Force 1993–95 1992 A [477]
GEN Sir Phillip Bennett 1928 Governor of Tasmania 1987–95; Chief of the Defence Force 1984–87 1985 Q [478]
AIRMSHL Mark Binskin 1960 Chief of Air Force (2008–2011), Vice Chief of the Defence Force (2011–2014), Chief of the Defence Force (2014– ) 2014 A [479]
LTGEN John Coates 1932 2018 Chief of the General Staff 1990–92 1992 A [480]
LTGEN Peter Cosgrove 1947 Chief of the Australian Army 2000–02. Subsequently, General Cosgrove, Chief of the Defence Force 2002–05; 2014 promoted to Knight of the Order (AK) on appointment as Governor-General 2000-03-25 [481]
AIRMSHL David Evans 1925 Chief of Air Staff 1982–85 1984 Q [482]
AIRMSHL Ray Funnell 1935 Vice-Chief of the Defence Force 1986–87, Chief of the Air Staff 1987–92 1989 Q [483]
LTGEN Ken Gillespie 1952 Vice Chief of the Defence Force/Chief of Joint Operations and Chief of Army 2011 A [484]
GEN Peter Gration 1932 Chief of Army 1984–87, Chief of the Defence Force 1987–93 1988 A [485]
LTGEN John Grey 1939 Chief of the General Staff 1992–95 1995 Q [486]
GEN Sir Francis Hassett 1918 2008 Chief of General Staff 1973–75, Chief of the Defence Force Staff 1975–77 1975 Q [487]
ACM Angus Houston 1947 Chief of the Defence Force 2005–2011; 2015 promoted to Knight of the Order of Australia (AK) 2008 A [488]
ADML Mike Hudson 1933 2005 Chief of the Naval Staff 1985–91 1987 Q [489]
LTGEN David Hurley 1953 Chief Capability Development Group 2003-07, Chief of Joint Operations 2007-08, Vice-Chief of the Defence Force, 2008–11. Subsequently, General Hurley, Chief of the Defence Force 2011–14, Governor of New South Wales (2014–Present) 2010 A [490]
VADM Ian Knox 1933 Vice-Chief of the Defence Force 1987–89 1989 Q [491]
VADM David Leach 1928 Chief of the Naval Staff 1982–85 1984 Q [492]
LTGEN Peter Leahy 1952 Chief of Army 2002–08 2007 Q [493]
VADM Ian MacDougall 1938 Maritime Commander Australia 1989–90, Chief of the Naval Staff 1991–94, Commissioner NSW Fire Brigades 1994–2003, Chair CRC Bushfires 2003–07, etc. 1993 Q [4]
AIRMSHL John Newham 1930 Chief of the Air Staff 1985–87 1986 Q [494]
LTGEN Lawrence O'Donnell 1933 Chief of the General Staff 1987–90 1989 Q [495]
HRH Prince Philip 1921 Consort of HM The Queen; 2015 promoted to Knight of the Order of Australia (AK) 1988 Q [496][1]
LTGEN John Sanderson 1940 Commander United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Chief of the General Staff 1995–97, Chief of Army 1997–1998, Governor of Western Australia 2000–05. 1994 A [497]
ADML Sir Victor Smith 1913 1998 Chief of Naval Staff 1968–70, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee 1970–75 1975 Q [498]
VADM Sir David Stevenson 1918 1998 Chief of Naval Staff 1973–76 1976 A [499]

Honorary Companions[edit]

Country Name Born Died Notability Awarded[2] Notes[4]
Samoa Tofilau Eti Alesana 1924 1999 Foreign Minister of Samoa 1984–85 and 1988–98 6 July 1994 [500]
United States Richard Armitage 1945 United States Deputy Secretary of State 1 July 2010 [501]
Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi 1945 In recognition of her outstanding leadership and great personal courage in the struggle to bring democracy to Burma 24 May 1996 [502]
Chile Michelle Bachelet 1951 President of Chile 2006–2010, 2014–; Executive Director of UN Women 5 October 2012 [503]
France Francis Blanchard 1916 2009 Second longest-serving Director-General of the International Labour Organization 26 Jan 1990 [504]
India Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu 1910 1997 (Best known as "Mother Teresa of Calcutta"). Roman Catholic nun, Humanitarian 26 Jan 1982 [505]
France Jacques Cousteau 1910 1997 In recognition of service to the environment, conservation and marine exploration 26 Jan 1990 [506]
Japan Koichiro Ejiri 1920 2015 Chairman of Mitsui and Company Ltd; Chairman of Mitsubishi; etc. 6 Feb 1992 [507]
United Kingdom Sir Peter Gadsden 1929 2006 For service to Australian/British relations, particularly as Chairman of the Britain-Australia Bicentennial Committee 26 Jan 1988 [508]
Singapore Goh Chok Tong 1941 Prime Minister of Singapore 1990–2004 1 Feb 2005 [509]
Switzerland Alexandre Hay 1919 1991 President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 26 Jan 1990 [510]
Japan Takashi Imai 1929 Chairman of Nippon Steel (1998-2003); Director: Nippon Life Insurance, Nippon T & T, Japan Securities Finance Co; etc. 8 July 2003 [511]
United States Jill Ker Conway 1934 2018 Author and academic 12 Jun 2013 [512] [7][8]
New Zealand Sir John Key 1961 For eminent service to Australia-New Zealand relations 18 July 2017 [9]
Japan Yorihiko Kojima 1941 For eminent service to advancing Australia-Japan bilateral trade and economic relations 9 April 2015 [513] [10]
South Korea Lee Ku-Taek 1946 Chairman and CEO of POSCO; Chairman of World Steel Association; etc. 16 March 2006 [514]
South Africa Nelson Mandela 1918 2013 President of South Africa Jun 1999 [515]
Japan Akio Mimura 1940 Representative Director & President of Nippon Steel 28 Sep 2012 [516]
Greece Constantine Mitsotakis 1918 2017 Prime Minister of Greece 6 Feb 1992 [517]
Japan Minoru Murofushi 1931 2016 Chairman, ITOCHU Corporation; Chairman, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry; etc. 8 July 2003 [518]
Japan Shigeo Nagano 1900 1984 Chairman of Nippon Steel; President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; etc. 26 Jan 1980 [519]
Japan Saburo Okita 1914 1993 For service to international relations between Australia and Japan 17 May 1985 [520]
Turkey Turgut Özal 1927 1993 Prime Minister of Turkey 8 Feb 1991 [521]
New Zealand Sir Geoffrey Palmer 1942 Prime Minister of New Zealand 1989–90 8 Feb 1991 [522]
South Korea Tae-Joon Park 1927 2011 For eminent service to Australian/Korean relations, particularly trade. 8 Feb 1991 [523]
Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman 1903 1990 First Prime Minister of Malaysia 26 Jan 1987 [524]
East Timor José Ramos-Horta 1949 President of Timor-Leste 2007-2012, etc. 25 Nov 2013 [525]
Guyana Sir Shridath Ramphal 1928 Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations 1975–90 26 Jan 1982 [526]
France Michel Rocard 1930 2016 Prime Minister of France 6 Feb 1992 [527]
Japan Eishiro Saitō 1911 2002 For service to Australia-Japan business relations 26 Jan 1988 [528]
Japan Hiroshi Saitō 1939 For service to Australia-Japan business relations 14 Oct 1997 [529]
United Kingdom Lord (Edward) Shackleton 1911 1994 For service to Australian/British relations, particularly through the Britain/Australia Society 26 Jan 1990 [530]
New Zealand Sir Brian Talboys 1921 2012 Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand 1975–81 26 Jan 1982 [531]
New Zealand Prof Stuart Ross Taylor 1925 For outstanding service to science, particularly in the fields of geochemistry and cosmochemistry 4 Sep 2008 [532]
New Zealand Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 1944 New Zealand opera singer 26 Jan 1990 [533]
Japan Eiji Toyoda 1913 2013 For service to Australian/Japanese relations, particularly the Australian automotive industry 21 Sep 1993 [534]
Japan Shoichiro Toyoda 1925 For service to Australian manufacturing, particularly for his contribution to the industrial development of the Australian automotive industry Jun 1999 [535]
Denmark Jørn Utzon 1918 2008 Architect of the Sydney Opera House 17 May 1985 [536]
Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 1949 President of Indonesia 9 March 2010 [537]
Switzerland Prof Rolf Zinkernagel 1944 Co-recipient with Professor Peter C. Doherty of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Jun 1999 [538]

Former Companions[edit]

Name Born Died Notability Awarded[2] Notes[4]
Brian Burke 1947 Premier of Western Australia 1983-88. 1988 Q[1] Honour cancelled in 1995[4][11]
H. C. "Nugget" Coombs 1906 1997 Australian economist, senior public servant, 1st Governor of the Reserve Bank, etc. 1975 Q[12] Resigned in 1976 when AK created.[4][13]
Richard Pratt 1934 2009 Businessman. 1998 Q[14] Resigned from the Order: refer Gazette No. S 40, 22 Feb 2008.[4]
Patrick White 1912 1990 Author 1975 Q[12] Resigned in 1976 in protest at the sacking of the Whitlam government in 1975.[4][15]

Announcements of appointments of Companions[edit]

A list of links to announcements of all awards appears on the Governor-General's website.[16]

Gen = General Division; Mil = Military Division; Hon = Honorary award; Tot = Total
Date Gazette Topic Gen Tot Mil Tot Hon Tot Total ref
14 Feb 1975 Appointment of John Robert Kerr 1 1 0 0 1
9 Jun 1975 1975 S113 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) (Includes awards for Nugget Coombs and Patrick White who later resigned.) 6 7 2 2 9 QB 1975[12]
1976 Resignation of Nugget Coombs (Awarded 1975 Q[12]) -1 6 8
1976 Resignation of Patrick White (Awarded 1975 Q[12]) -1 5 7
26 Jan 1976 1976 Australia Day Honours 5 10 1 3 13 AD 1976
7 Jun 1976 1976 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 1 11 14 QB 1976
26 Jan 1977 1977 S007 1977 Australia Day Honours 2 13 16 AD 1977
11 Jun 1977 1977 S102 1977 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 3 16 19 QB 1977
26 Jan 1978 1978 S015 1978 Australia Day Honours 3 19 22 AD 1978
6 Jun 1978 1978 S097 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 4 23 26 QB 1978
26 Jan 1979 1979 Australia Day Honours 5 28 31 AD 1979
Jun 1979 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours 4 32 35 QB 1979
26 Jan 1980 1980 Australia Day Honours 2 34 37 AD 1980
26 Jan 1980 Honorary award: Shigeo Nango 1 1 38
Jun 1980 1980 Queen's Birthday Honours 4 38 42 QB 1980
26 Jan 1981 1981 Australia Day Honours 3 41 45 AD 1981
Jun 1981 1981 Queen's Birthday Honours 2 43 47 QB 1981
26 Jan 1982 1982 S013 1982 Australia Day Honours 4 47 51 AD 1982
26 Jan 1982 Honorary awards: Mother Teresa, Shridath Ramphal and Brian Talboys 3 4 54 [17]
Jun 1982 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours 1 48 55 QB 1982
26 Jan 1983 1983 S013 1983 Australia Day Honours 3 51 58 AD 1983
Jun 1983 1983 S113 1983 Queen's Birthday Honours 2 53 60 QB 1983
26 Jan 1984 1984 S021 1984 Australia Day Honours 3 56 63 AD 1984
Jun 1984 1984 S212 1984 Queen's Birthday Honours 1 57 2 5 66 QB 1984
26 Jan 1985 1985 S017 1985 Australia Day Honours 4 61 70 AD 1985
17 May 1985 Honorary awards: Saburo Okita and Jørn Utzon 2 6 72
Jun 1985 1985 S198 1985 Queen's Birthday Honours 1 6 73 QB 1985
26 Jan 1986 1986 S018 1986 Australia Day Honours 5 66 78 AD 1986
Jun 1986 1986 Queen's Birthday Honours 6 72 1 7 85 QB 1986
26 Jan 1987 1987 Australia Day Honours 3 75 88 AD 1987
26 Jan 1987 Honorary award: Tunku Abdul Rahman 1 7 89
Jun 1987 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours 8 83 1 8 98 QB 1987
26 Jan 1988 1988 S020 1988 Australia Day Honours 13 96 1 9 112 AD 1988
26 Jan 1988 Honorary awards: Peter Gadsden and Eishiro Saitō 2 9 114
Jun 1988 1988 S159 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours (Includes award to Brian Burke which was subsequently cancelled.) 11 107 1 10 126 QB 1988[1]
26 Jan 1989 1989 S029 1989 Australia Day Honours 11 118 137 AD 1989
16 Feb 1989 Appointment of Bill Hayden 1 119 138
Jun 1989 1989 S192 1989 Queen's Birthday Honours 9 128 3 13 150 QB 1989
26 Jan 1990 1990 S017 1990 Australia Day Honours 4 132 154 AD 1990
26 Jan 1990 Honorary awards: Francis Blanchard, Jacques Cousteau, Alexandre Hay, Lord Edward Shackleton and Kiri Te Kanawa 5 14 159
Jun 1990 1990 S141 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours 9 141 168 QB 1990
26 Jan 1991 1991 S013 1991 Australia Day Honours 10 151 178 AD 1991
8 Feb 1991 Honorary awards: Turgut Özal, Geoffrey Palmer and Park Tae-joon 3 17 181
Jun 1991 1991 S148 1991 Queen's Birthday Honours 7 158 188 QB 1991
26 Jan 1992 1992 S009 1992 Australia Day Honours 9 167 2 15 199 AD 1992
6 Feb 1992 Honorary awards: Koichiro Ejiri, Constantine Mitsotakis and Michel Rocard 3 20 202
Jun 1992 1992 S127 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours 6 173 208 QB 1992
26 Jan 1993 1993 S008 1993 Australia Day Honours 8 181 216 AD 1993
Jun 1993 1993 S156 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours (Includes Ian MacDougall AC (mil) who does not appear in the "It's an Honour" database.) 5 186 1 16 222 QB 1993
21 Sep 1993 Honorary award: Eiji Toyoda 1 21 223
26 Jan 1994 1994 S007 1994 Australia Day Honours 7 193 1 17 231 AD 1994
Jun 1994 1994 S190 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours 4 197 235 QB 1994
6 Jul 1994 Honorary award: Tofilau Eti Alesana 1 22 236
26 Jan 1995 1995 S008 1995 Australia Day Honours 3 200 1 18 240 AD 1995
Jun 1995 1995 S196 1995 Queen's Birthday Honours 2 202 1 19 243 QB 1995
1995 Cancellation of award to Brian Burke (Awarded QB 1988) -1 201 242
26 Jan 1996 1996 S012 1996 Australia Day Honours 2 203 244 AD 1996
18 July 2017 Honorary award: Sir John Key 1 23 245
Jun 1996 1996 S185 2017 Special Honours List 4 207 249 2017
24 May 1996 Honorary award: Aung San Suu Kyi 1 23 245
Jun 1996 1996 S185 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours 4 207 249 QB 1996
26 Jan 1997 1997 S013 1997 Australia Day Honours 4 211 253 AD 1997
Jun 1997 1997 S191 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours 1 212 254 QB 1997
14 Oct 1997 Honorary award: Hiroshi Saitō 1 24 255
26 Jan 1998 1998 S014 1998 Australia Day Honours 6 218 261 AD 1998
Jun 1998 1998 S242 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours (Includes award for Richard Pratt who subsequently resigned.) 2 220 263 QB 1998[14]
26 Jan 1999 1999 S016 1999 Australia Day Honours 5 225 268 AD 1999 pp.1-17 pg.18
Jun 1999 1999 S214 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours 3 228 271 QB 1999
Jun 1999 Honorary awards: Nelson Mandela, Shoichiro Toyoda and Rolf Zinkernagel 3 27 274
26 Jan 2000 2000 S010 2000 Australia Day Honours 2 230 276 AD 2000
25 Mar 2000 Appointment of LtGen Peter Cosgrove 1 20 277
Jun 2000 2000 S273 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours 4 234 281 QB 2000
26 Jan 2001 2001 S015 2001 Australia Day Honours 8 242 1 21 290 AD 2001
30 Mar 2001 Appointments of Peter Arnison, Marie Bashir and John Landy 3 245 293
Jun 2001 2001 S186 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours 8 253 301 QB 2001
27 Aug 2001 Appointment of Marjorie Jackson-Nelson 1 254 302
26 Jan 2002 2002 S006 2002 Australia Day Honours 8 262 310 AD 2002
Jun 2002 2002 S160 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours 8 270 318 QB 2002
26 Jan 2003 2003 S005 2003 Australia Day Honours 4 274 322 AD 2003
30 Apr 2003 Appointment of Quentin Bryce 1 275 323
Jun 2003 2003 S169 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours 8 283 331 QB 2003
8 Jul 2003 Honorary awards: Takashi Imai and Minoru Murofushi 2 29 333
5 Sep 2003 2003 S341 Appointment of Richard William Butler 1 284 334
26 Jan 2004 2004 S004 2004 Australia Day Honours (Includes Dyson Heydon who does not appear in the "It's an Honour" database.) 7 291 341 AD 2004
22 Feb 2004 Appointment of Nancy Wake 1 292 342
14 Jun 2004 2004 S167 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours 7 299 349 QB 2004
26 Jan 2005 2005 S001 2005 Australia Day Honours 7 306 356 AD 2005
1 Feb 2005 2005 S019 Honorary appointment: Goh Chok Tong 1 30 357
13 Jun 2005 2005 S081 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours 7 313 364 QB 2005
26 Jan 2006 2006 S001 2006 Australia Day Honours (Includes Sr Mary Bernice Elphick who does not appear in the "It's an Honour" database.) 8 321 372 AD 2006
16 Mar 2006 Honorary appointment: Lee Ku-Taek 1 31 373
12 Jun 2006 2006 S075 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours 7 328 380 QB 2006 (notes)
26 Jan 2007 2007 S002 2007 Australia Day Honours 6 334 386 AD 2007 (notes)
11 Jun 2007 2007 S100 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 5 339 1 22 392 QB 2007 (Gen) (Mil)
28 Sep 2007 2007 S192 Order of Wearing 392
26 Jan 2008 2008 S001 2008 Australia Day Honours 6 345 1 23 399 AD 2008 (Gen) (Mil)
22 Feb 2008 2008 S040 Resignation of Richard Pratt (Awarded QB 1998) -1 344 398
9 Jun 2008 2008 S106 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 8 352 406 QB 2008 (notes)
4 Sep 2008 2008 S177 Honorary Appointment of Stuart Ross Taylor 1 32 407 2008 S177
26 Jan 2009 2009 S004 2009 Australia Day Honours 3 355 410 AD 2009 (notes)
8 Jun 2009 2009 S084 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 3 358 1 24 414 QB 2009 (notes)
26 Jan 2010 2010 S003 2010 Australia Day Honours 4 362 418 AD 2010 (Gen) (Mil)
9 Mar 2010 2010 S024 Honorary Appointment of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 1 33 419 2010 S24
14 Jun 2010 2010 S084 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 5 367 424 QB 2010 (notes)
1 Jul 2010 2010 S102 Honorary Appointment of Richard Armitage 1 34 425 2010 S102
26 Jan 2011 2011 S003 2011 Australia Day Honours 2 369 1 25 428 AD 2011 (Gen) (Mil)
13 Jun 2011 2011 S092 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 1 370 429 QB 2011 (notes)
29 Jun 2011 Peter Hollingsworth 1 371 430
26 Jan 2012 2012 S001 2012 Australia Day Honours 5 376 435 AD 2012 (notes)
Jun 2012 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 8 384 443 QB 2012 (notes)
28 Sep 2012 2012 S152 Honorary Appointment of Akio Mimura 1 35 444 2012 S152
5 Oct 2012 2012 S160 Honorary Appointment of Michelle Bachelet 1 36 445 2012 S160
26 Jan 2013 2013 Australia Day Honours 4 388 449 AD 2013 (notes}
12 Jun 2013 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 1 389 450 QB 2013 (notes)
12 Jun 2013 Honorary Appointment of Jill Ker Conway 1 37 451 Honorary AC[7][8]
25 Nov 2013 2013 1742 Honorary Appointment of José Ramos-Horta 1 38 452 2013 1742
26 Jan 2014 2014 Australia Day Honours 7 396 1 26 460 AD 2014 (Gen} (Mil)
9 Jun 2014 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 7 403 467 QB 2014 (notes)
26 Jan 2015 2015 Australia Day Honours 5 408 472 AD 2015 (notes)
9 Apr 2015 Honorary Appointment of Yorihiko Kojima 1 39 473 2015 0503
8 Jun 2015 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 8 416 481 QB 2015 (notes)
26 Jan 2016 2016 Australia Day Honours 10 426 491 AD 2016 (notes)
13 Jun 2016 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 13 439 504 QB 2016 (notes)
26 Jan 2017 2017 Australia Day Honours 11 450 515 AD 2017 (notes)
12 Jun 2017 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) 15 465 530 QB 2017

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26 Jan 2018 2018 Australia Day Honours 16 481 546 AD 2018

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It's an Honour[edit]

  • Companion of the Order of Australia
  • Fact sheet
  • From the Advanced search page, it is possible to produce a list of all recipients (that appear in the "It's an Honour" database).
    • In March 2014, there were 457 entries in the database.
    • In December 2016 there were 501 entries in the database. (Versus [508 awarded minus 3 resigned minus 1 cancelled] = 504, minus 3 not in the database = 501)
    • In September 2017 there were 512 entries in the database. (519-4=515, minus 3 = 512)
    • The list does not necessarily show all recipients of the Companion of the Order of Australia, as some awardees of Australian honours elect not to have their names appear on the "It's an Honour" website.[4]
    • The database information does not distinguish between the General and Military divisions, nor whether the award is honorary or substantive.
    • Note, however, that honorary recipients are denoted by [ H ] next to their name in the search function.
  • As stated above, awards to foreigners are usually honorary, and to date, all awards to foreign Companions in the General division have been honorary. The only exception to this has been Prince Philip's appointment as AC (mil).[1] To date there have been no Honorary Companion appointments to the Military division. This has not necessarily been the case in other grades. (For example, US General David Petraeus AO (mil) is honorary,[18] and Prince Charles and Prince Philip's substantive knighthoods (AK) were enabled by changes to the Letters Patent.)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., 13 June 1988, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Special Issue No. S159, pg.1
  2. ^ a b c d Date Awarded
    A or AD = Australia Day List (26 January)
    Q or QB = Queen's Birthday List (Second Monday in June)
  3. ^ The primary content of this "Notes" column is the reference to the recipient's entry in the "It's an Honour" data base - refer to the #It's an Honour section of this page for more information.
    The intention is that the number of references to the "It's an Honour" data base will be equal to the number of references in the "It's an Honour" data base.
    (In early January 2017 there were 501 references in both this article and the "It's an Honour" database.)
    Secondary contents are explanatory references and comments - refer to the #Notes section of this page for more information.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l At least seven recipients do not appear in the "It's an Honour" database:
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Entries for 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours have not yet been added to the "It's an Honour" database.
  6. ^ Despite what the "It's an Honour" database may say, Noel Butlin was (posthumously) appointed a Companion on the Queen's Birthday in 1991 - refer to the QB 1991 Archived 2016-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. Gazette for the correct information.
  7. ^ a b O'Grady, Pamela (12 June 2013). "Order Of Australia - Honorary AC - Jill Ker Conway" (PDF). Governor General of Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ a b 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours List Archived 2017-02-18 at the Wayback Machine., www.gg.gov.au
  9. ^ Sir John Key, Honorary AC, 18 July 2017, www.gg.gov.au. (Sir John Key does not appear in the It's an Honour database yet.)
  10. ^ Yorihiko Kojima Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., Honorary AC, 9 April 2015.
  11. ^ Peter Mickelburough (6 June 2013). "Social leaders stripped of honours after falling from grace". Herald Sun. heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
    Peter Mickelborough (19 January 2014). "Achievers stripped of their Australian honours after disgrace". Sunday Herald Sun. heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d e 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours List Archived 2014-02-12 at the Wayback Machine., www.gg.gov.au
  13. ^ "Nugget" Coombs Archived 2014-03-23 at the Wayback Machine., Australian Academy of Science
  14. ^ a b 1998 Queen's Birthday Honours List, www.gg.gov.au
  15. ^ Patrick White, Patrick White Speaks. (Retrieved 12 April 2014.) It is often stated that Patrick White resigned for the same reason that "Nugget" Coombs did, namely, in protest at the introduction of the level of Knight and Dame into the Order of Australia in May 1976. It is true that White's resignation came after that event, but it was not because of it. According to his own testimony, White's reason was the dismissal of the elected government of Gough Whitlam by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr in November 1975. Kerr had been influential in persuading White to accept the award in the first place.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  17. ^ "The awards and recipients". The Canberra Times. 56, (16, 922). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 26 January 1982. p. 10. Retrieved 25 May 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  18. ^ David Petraeus - Honorary Officer (AO) in the Military Division, 3 November 2009, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, Special Issue No. S172