Former prime minister Kevin Rudd and ABC chair Ita Buttrose are among 12 Australians receiving the top Queen's Birthday honour this year.
More than 1,000 Australians have been recognised in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List, including a former prime minister, actors, journalists, politicians, local leaders and sporting heroes.
"It doesn't matter who you are, where you are from or whether you're known to millions or just a few," said his Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove.
"Some names on today's list are well known. Many more are known only to those they help and serve day-in-day-out. They are all wonderful people and are all worthy of recognition and celebration."
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST
- There are 993 Australians in the general division
- Companions of the Order (AC): 12
- Officers of the Order (AO): 69
- Members of the Order (AM): 319
- Medals (OAM): 593
- Meritorious and military awards: 221
- There are 395 women receiving awards, 40 per cent of the list
- Males are receiving 598 awards
- The oldest recipient is 99 while the youngest is 18
- Former prime minister Kevin Rudd AC
- Former ACTU president Sharan Burrow AC
- ABC chair Ita Buttrose AC
- Actor Hugh Jackman AC
- Former Democrats senator Natasha Stott Despoja AO
- Former Australian of the year Rosie Batty AO
- ABC journalist Leigh Sales AM
- News Corp group executive Campbell Reid AM
- Former Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith AM
- Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston AM
- Former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore AM
- Actor Eric Bana AM
- Singer Guy Sebastian AM
- Novelist Di Morrissey AM
- Project presenter Carrie Bickmore OAM
- Savage Garden musician Darren Hayes OAM