29 September, 2023

The search has started for the next Queensland Greats

QUEENSLANDERS can nominate individuals and institutions who they believe are Queensland Greats.

The search has started for the next Queensland Greats - feature photo

Nominations for the 2024 Queensland Greats Awards are open.

The Awards recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to Queensland and who are exemplary role models, and the institutions, public or private, that have contributed significantly to the development of the State.

Since inception in 2001, 120 individuals, 19 institutions, and 10 posthumous recipients have been honoured as Queensland Greats across the fields of business, science, health, education, Indigenous affairs, sport, arts, conservation, community, and philanthropy.

The 2023 Queensland Greats recipients included First Nations Musician and Composer, William Barton; Creator of Bluey, Joe Brumm; Champion of anti-corruption and accountability, The Honourable Tony Fitzgerald AC KC; rugby league player, Steve Renouf; Educator and refugee advocate, Adele Rice AM; Queensland’s Rural Fire Service; Queensland Elder and early childhood pioneer Dr Honor Dell Cleary OAM; Stem cell research pioneer Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim AM.

Other previous recipients include cricketer and youth and multicultural advocate Usman Khawaja (2022), Bruce Morcombe OAM and Denise Morcombe OAM (2020), The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO (2016), Dr Dimity Dornan AO (2013) and Kev Carmody (2009).

The Premier said the Queensland Greats Awards is an opportunity for us to celebrate and thank extraordinary Queenslanders for all they do.

“I am proud to join all Queenslanders in recognising homegrown talent and outstanding achievements every year.

“It could be a friend, co-worker or community organisation doing amazing things – if you know a remarkable Queenslander, now is the chance to nominate them.”

2023 Queensland Greats Awards recipient, Steve Renouf, said to be named a Queensland Great and recognised for the contribution you’ve made for the greater good of Queensland is an exciting honour and a privilege.

“Most of us know someone who has dedicated their lives to making our State what it is today, and I would encourage people to take the opportunity to nominate them.”

“Nominating someone for the Queensland Greats Awards will help amplify their work and contribution to their community in Queensland.”

Nominations can be made at until 5pm, February 16, 2024.

Recipients will be announced in June 2024 and honoured with commemorative plaques displayed at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.


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