For eminent service to the Parliament of Queensland, particularly as Premier, to infrastructure development and education reform, as an advocate for the role of women in public life, and to the not-for-profit sector.
Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC
For eminent service to the people of Victoria through leadership roles in the judiciary, to the advancement of economic ties and business relationships, and as a supporter of charitable, sporting and arts organisations.
The Honourable Julia Gillard AC
For eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly as Prime Minister, through seminal contributions to economic and social development, particularly policy reform in the areas of education, disability care, workplace relations, health, foreign affairs and the environment, and as a role model to women.
The Honourable Dr David Kemp AC
For eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, notably in the areas of employment, education, training and youth affairs, to the environment, to institutional reform and public policy development, and to the community.
Dr Martin Parkinson AC
For eminent service to the Australian community through leadership in public sector roles, to innovative government administration and high level program delivery, to the development of economic policy, and to climate change strategy.
Dr Michael Spence AC
For eminent service to leadership of the tertiary education sector, to the advancement of equitable access to educational opportunities, to developing strategic programs focused on multidisciplinary research, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.
For distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry, to scientific research and policy development, to theological education and the Anglican Church of Australia and to aged care.
Mr William Bowness AO
For distinguished service to the visual and performing arts through philanthropic contributions, fundraising and advisory roles, and to the building and construction industry.
Professor the Honourable John Brumby AO
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Victoria, to economic management and medical biotechnology innovation, to improved rural and regional infrastructure, and to the community.
Dr Nicholas (Nick) Cave AO
For distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, songwriter, author and actor, both nationally and internationally, and as a major contributor to Australian music culture and heritage.
The Honourable Stephen Charles AO QC
For distinguished service to the law and to the judiciary, particularly in the areas of commercial arbitration and mediation, to judicial administration, and to legal professional organisations.
Professor David Cooper AO
For distinguished service to intensive care medicine in the field of traumatic brain injury as a clinician and to medical education as an academic, researcher and author.
Professor Mark Cooper AO
For distinguished service to biomedical research in the fields of diabetes and related renal and cardiovascular diseases, to medical education, and as a mentor of young scientists.
Professor Gregory Craven AO
For distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and representational roles with a range of institutions to the Catholic Church in Australia, and to constitutional law.
Professor Jane den Hollander AO
For distinguished service to tertiary education through a range of executive administration and advisory roles, as a supporter of professional educational organisations, and to the community.
Mr Ahmed Fahour AO
For distinguished service to business, particularly in the area of postal communications, to the banking and investment sectors, and as a supporter of improved multicultural relations.
Professor James Gehling AO
For distinguished service to environmental science, and to higher education, as an academic and researcher, in the area of palaeontology, and to the community of the Flinders Ranges.
Ms Mary Hemming AO
For distinguished service to community health as a leader and consultant in the development of therapeutic and pharmaceutical guidelines, nationally and internationally.
Professor Ian Johnston AO
For distinguished service to engineering, as an academic, researcher, practitioner and consultant, particularly in the fields of structural foundation engineering and geothermal energy.
Dr Ken Lay AO
For distinguished service to law enforcement as Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria, through structural reforms to recruitment, training and deployment, and to social and community leadership.
Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Lovegrove AO
For distinguished service to leadership in the tertiary education sector, to developing academia in regional areas, and to cooperative research in a variety of fields.
Dr Christopher Roberts AO
For distinguished service to science and the development and commercialisation of medical biotechnology, particularly through the cochlear implant program, and the management of respiratory conditions.
Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AO
For distinguished service to the arts as a composer and concert pianist, to music education as a researcher and mentor, and through musical contributions to Australia's contemporary culture.
Dr Graeme Sloman AO
For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to the specialty of cardiology, as a clinician, through advisory roles with a range of medical organisations, and to the community.
Professor Andrew Stewart Coats
For distinguished service to medical research and tertiary education in the field of cardiology, as an academic and author, and as a mentor and role model for young scientists.
Professor David Vaux AO
For distinguished service to medicine in the field of biomedical cancer research, to higher education as an academic and mentor, and to professional integrity and ethics.
The Honourable Justice Mark Weinberg AO
For distinguished service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through reforms to criminal law and procedure, to legal education in Victoria, and to the administration of justice in Fiji and Norfolk Island.