Queensland Greats Awards

Recipients announced for the 2021 Queensland Greats Awards.

The Queensland Greats Awards recognises the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of our great state. The Queensland Greats Awards recognises extraordinary Queenslanders who have made a long term contribution to, or whose achievements have significantly impacted, the history and development of Queensland.

Nominations were open across three categories:

Individual

For individuals who have made a long-term contribution to, or whose achievements have significantly impacted, the history and development of Queensland.

Institution

For companies or organisations operating in Queensland, public or private, regardless of size or industry, that have contributed to Queensland for a considerable period. This includes multi-national subsidiaries, partnerships, franchises, non-government associations, community organisations and registered charities.

Posthumous

To honour deceased individuals who have made a long-term contribution to, or whose achievements have significantly impacted, the history and development of Queensland.

The 2021 Queensland Greats were announced at a Brisbane ceremony in June 2021.


2021 Recipients

The 2021 Queensland Greats are:

Individual

  • Isobel (Pixie) Annat MBE OAM
  • Dr Margaret Mittelheuser AM and Dr Cathryn Mittelheuser AM
  • Professor Ajay Rane OAM
  • Aunty Ivy Trevallion
  • Karyn Walsh AM

Institution

  • QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Posthumous

  • Sister Regis Mary Dunne AO RSM

Find out more about the recipients.

A total of 108 individuals, 17 institutions, 7 posthumous and 1 honorary recipient have been honoured as Queensland Greats. Queensland Greats are honoured with commemorative plaques displayed proudly at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Queensland Greats Awards.

Nominate a remarkable Queenslander you know today.

To assist you in preparing a nomination please review the nomination booklet (PDF).

Nominations close at 5pm, Monday 31 January 2022.

For more information contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email or phone 07 3003 9200.


Queensland Greats honoured since 2001

See who has been previously honoured as a Queensland Great for their contributions to the history and development of Queensland.

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