Queensland Greats Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Queensland Greats Awards.
Now in its 19th year, 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.
Nominations are being accepted across three categories:
- Individual—for individuals who have shown a lifetime of dedication and contribution to the 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, registered charities, government agencies and bodies.
- Posthumous—to honour deceased individuals who demonstrated a lifetime of dedication and contribution to the development of Queensland.
A total of 90 individuals, 14 institutions and four posthumous recipients have now been honoured as Queensland Greats. The 2019 Queensland Greats will be announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on or around Queensland Day, 6 June 2019.
Queensland Greats are honoured with commemorative plaques displayed proudly at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.
To assist you in preparing a nomination please review the nomination guidelines (PDF, 249KB).
Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 22 February 2019.
For more information contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email or phone 07 3003 9200.
Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM
Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM was named a Queensland Great for her dedication to education and advocacy of Indigenous cultural heritage and intellectual property rights.
Steve Irwin accepted by Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin
Steve Irwin was a highly respected conservationist and television personality. He impacted the world with his commitment to all creatures big and small, and was recognised for this with a posthumous Queensland Greats Award.
Mark Townend AM, Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA Queensland Inc.
The RSPCA Queensland Inc. is Queensland’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity. It is an institution that has touched the lives of many in Queensland, and has helped countless animals live a better life.
Kevin (Kev) Carmody has inspired and educated countless people about Indigenous issues through his songwriting and storytelling.
Professor Adèle Green AC
Professor Adèle Green AC has been at the forefront of combatting skin cancer and melanoma for more than 20 years. She played a crucial role in convincing Australians that wearing sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer, with regular use halving the risk of melanoma.
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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