1960 Sir Hudson Fysh
1961 Sir Robert Webster
1962 Sir Lorimer Dodds
1963 Sir Walter Scott
1964 Gordon Young
1965 Sir Charles Moses
1966 Sir Trevor Housley
1967 Sir James Kirby
1968 Miss Dorothy Knox
1969 Dr H C Coombs
1970 Sir Philip Baxter
1971 Sir John Goodsell
1972 The Rt Rev J F McKay
1973 Sir James Vernon
1974 Sir Bernard Heinze
1975 Dame Doris Fitton
1976 Fred W Bowen
1977 Sir Bede Callaghan
1978 Emeritus Prof Alex Mitchell
1979 Dr w G McBride
1980 Dame Joan Sutherland
1981 Sir Roden Cutler
1982 Sir Hermann Black
1983 Laurie E Short
1984 Sir Gordon Jackson
1985 Emeritus Prof. Alf Pollard
1986 Sir Noel Foley
1987 Charles Marshall
1988 Reverend Ted Noffs
1989 Dr John Yeo
1990 Sister Mary Bernice Elphick
1991 Reverend Dr Gordon Moyes
1992 John Phillips
1993 Emeritus Prof Dame Leonie Kramer
1994 Prof Ronald Huckstep
1995 Dr Earl Owen
1996 Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair
1997 The Hon Justice Michael Kirby
1998 Dr John Yu
1999 Norman Oakes
2000 Dr John Nutt AM
2001 Dr Edmund Capon
2002 Prof Henry Brodaty
2003 Sir William Deane, AC KBE
2004 Elizabeth Butcher, AM & John Clark, AM
2005 Steve Waugh, AO
2006 Dr Charles Teo
2007 Her Excellency Prof Marie Bashir, AC, CVO
2008 Rev Bill Crews, AM
2009 Carlos Salteire
2010 Professor Bruce Robinson
2011 Gerard & Anne Henderson
2012 David Gonski AC
2013 Stephen Page
2014 Hon James Spigelman AC QC
2015 Phillip Adams AO
2016 Catherine Livingstone AO