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Queensland Greats Awards

Nominations have now closed for the 2021 Queensland Greats Awards.

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 for the 2021 Queensland Greats awards have now closed.

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

Nominations were open across three categories:

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

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.

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 2020 Queensland Greats are:


A total of 102 individuals, 16 institutions, 6 posthumous and 1 honorary recipient have now been honoured as Queensland Greats. Queensland Greats are honoured with commemorative plaques displayed proudly at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.

More information

For more information contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email QldGreatsAwards@premiers.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3003 9200.


Queensland Greats honoured since 2001

You can search and sort lists of recipients in each category to discover more about our Queensland Greats.

Explore a searchable and sortable list of Greats.

You can also view the Queensland Greats individuals and institutions honoured from 2001 to 2020 listed below by year.