Past Honourees

2017

Honouree // Presenter:
Catherine Martin // Nicole Kidman
David Hill // Keith Urban
Ben Mendelsohn // Gareth Edwards

Celebrity Chefs:
Neil Perry & Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment:
Vance Joy
Chris Tamwoy
DJ Havana Brown
Hugh Sheridan
Wé McDonald
Isaiah Firebrace

2016

Honouree // Presenter:
George Miller // Robert Kirby
Joel Edgerton // Jason Clarke

Celebrity Chefs:
Neil Perry & Neal Fraser

Entertainment:
Seal
Harrison Craig
Hayley Warner

2015

Honouree // Presenter:
Chris Hemsworth // Scarlett Johansson

Celebrity Chefs:
Neil Perry & Tom Colicchio

Entertainment:
M-Phazes
Human Nature
Martha Marlow
Sheppard
Nathaniel
East Journey

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2014

Honouree // Presenter:
Geoffrey Rush // Cate Blanchett
Jacki Weaver // Mel Gibson
Curtis Stone // Sharon Osbourne

Hosts:
Pauley Perrette & Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chef:
Curtis Stone

Entertainment:
Tina Arena
William Barton
Timomatic

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2013

Honouree // Presenter:
Paul Hogan // Hugh Jackman
Rose Byrne // Glenn Close
John Travolta (Recognized as Goodwill Ambassador for Australia)  // Olivia Newton-John

Hosts:
Elle Macpherson & Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chef:
Curtis Stone

Entertainment:
William Barton and Band
Qantas Choir
Jack Vidgen
Jessica Mauboy
David Campbell
Russel Hitchcock & Graham Russell of Air Supply

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2012

Honouree // Presenter:
Guy Pearce // Kate Winslet
Luc Longley // Phil Jackson
Air Supply // Priscilla Presley

Host:
Jamie Durie

Celebrity Chef:
Guy Grossi

Entertainment:
Cody Simpson
Jack Vidgen
Air Supply
Qantas Choir

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2011

Honouree // Presenter:
Roy Emerson // Andre Agassi
Abbie Cornish // Zach Snyder
Barry Gibb // Olivia Newton-John

Host:
Rove McManus

Celebrity Chef:
Curtis Stone

Entertainment:
Guy Sebastian
Qantas Choir

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2010

Honouree // Presenter:
Greg Norman // John Travolta
Simon Baker // Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
Toni Collette // Cameron Diaz

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chefs:
Curtis Stone & Pete Evans

Entertainment:
Drum Café
William Barton
Human Nature
Kym Johnson
Qantas Choir

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2009

Honouree // Presenter:
Rod Laver // John McEnroe
Rachel Griffiths // Sally Field & Matthew Rhys
Eric Bana // Bill Fichtner

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chefs:
Luke Mangan & Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment:
Australian Strong Quartet
Jimmy Barnes
Qantas Choir accompanied by the Barbara Allen Gospel Ensemble

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2008

Honouree // Presenter:
Phillip Novce // Harrison Ford
Kylie Minogue // John Travolta

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chefs:
Neil Perry & Wolfgang Puck

Entertainment:
Pembroke Orchestra
Christine Anu
Richard Walley
Olivia Newton-John
Qantas Choir

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2007

Honouree // Presenter:
Steve Irwin (in Memoriam, accepted by Teri Irwin // John Travolta
Naomi Watts // John Polson
Russell Crowe // Michael Mann

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chef:
Neil Perry

Entertainment:
Bardi Dancers
The Veronicas
Qantas Girls Choir

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2006

Honouree // Presenter:
INXS // Richard Wilkins
Hugh Jackman // Eric Bana
Olivia Newton-John // John Travolta

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chef:
Neil Perry

Entertainment:
Tjapukai
INXS
Qantas Girls Choir

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2005

Honouree // Presenter:
Keith Urban // Governor Helen Coonan / Olivia Newton-John
Nicole Kidman // Cate Blanchett
Mel Gibson // Geoffrey Rush

Host:
Richard Wilkins

Celebrity Chef:
Neil Perry

Entertainment:
Descendance
Diana Rouvas
Delta Goodrem
The Ten Tenors
Qantas Girls Choir

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2004

Honouree // Presenter:
Baz Luhrmann // Accepted award remotely
Anthony LaPaglia // Poppy Montogmery
Cate Blanchett // Peter Jackson

Hosts:
Alan Dale & Tracey Pearson

Celebrity Chef:
Neil Perry

Entertainment:
The Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group
Bruce Rowland
Vanessa Amorosi
Qantas Girls Choir