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.

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

Nominations were open across three categories:

  • Individual
  • Institution
  • Posthumous

The 2020 Queensland Greats are:


  • Nancy Bates OAM
  • Angus Lane OAM
  • Father Mick Lowcock OAM
  • Bruce Morcombe OAM and Denise Morcombe OAM
  • Associate Professor James Morton AM
  • Betty Taylor


  • PCYC Queensland


  • Richard (Darby) McCarthy OAM

Find out more about the 2020 Queensland Greats recipients.

A total of 102 individuals, 16 institutions, 6 posthumous and 1 honorary recipient have now been honoured as Queensland Greats.

To learn more about the awards or how to nominate, visit the website, email or phone 07 3003 9200.