WEST Australians were among those to be honoured in the Australia Day Honours List.
Malcolm McCusker, the current Governor of WA, received the highest Australia Day honour possible when appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia.
Mr McCusker was recognised for providing equitable access to legal representation, as an advocate for sustainable development and education, and through significant philanthropic support for a range of medical research, youth and arts organisations.
Governor General Quentin Bryce said the Australian Honours represented the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievement and service.
Companion (AC) in the general division of the Order of Australia
His Excellency Malcolm James McCusker (Perth): for eminent service to the people of Western Australia, particularly through the provision of equitable access to legal representation, as an advocate for sustainable development and education, and through significant philanthropic support for a range of medical research, youth and arts organisations.
Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia
Rosemary Coates (South Perth): for distinguished service to the community in the field of reproductive and sexual health through executive roles with national and international health organisations, and to medical education and research.
Member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia
Professor Philip Ronald Brown (Ardross): for service to education in the disciplines of accounting and finance, and to professional associations.
Professor Jeanette Anne Hacket (Applecross): for service to tertiary education administration at Curtin University, to the fostering of links with overseas institutions, and to the promotion of equitable educational services for regional communities.
Graeme John Henderson (Bicton): for service to maritime archaeology in Western Australia through the documentation and preservation of Australia's underwater cultural heritage, to international professional associations, and to the community.
Emeritus Professor John Douglas Penrose (Trigg): for service to the community through the Volunteer Task Force of Western Australia, and to education in the field of marine science and physics
Dr Harry Frank Oxer (Shelley): for service to hyperbaric and underwater medicine, to medical education, and continuing service to St John Ambulance in Western Australia.
Dr Lorenzo Farone (Mount Lawley): for service to science as an educator and researcher, particularly in the field of micro-electronics, and to professional associations.
Winthrop Professor Peter Edwin Hartmann (Gooseberry Hill): for service to science and education as an academic and researcher in the biochemistry and physiology of human lactation.
Noel Graham Ashcroft (Mount Lawley): for service to the public sector in Western Australia, and to the promotion and development of trade and industry links between Australia, Britain and Europe.
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the general division
Michael John O'Sullivan (Palmyra): for service to youth, particularly through the Christ Church Grammar School Army Cadet Unit.
Kevin Trent (Kensington): for service to local government, and the community of South Perth through a range of ex-service and social welfare organisations.
Jack George Kyros, deceased, (Stirling):for service to the Greek community of Western Australia.
Phyllis Ware (Wembley Downs): for service to Friends of the Royal Perth Hospital.
Dr Kim Tee Ong (Dalkeith): for service to the rural community of Mandurah, and to medicine as a general practitioner.
Emanuel Andrew Petrelis (Floreat): for service to the Greek community of Western Australia, to business, and to education.
Mr Grant Stephen Dorrington (Carine):for service to the community through contributions to road safety, and to the management and development of the Australian Football League in Western Australia.
Jack William LeCras (Kingsley): for service to the community of Perth, particularly through a range of service organisations, and to the Naval Association of Australia.
Sister Margaret Anne Culhane (Yokine): for service to the international community, particularly refugees from Asia and Africa, to women, and as an educator.
Dr Bengt (Ben) Korman (Yokine): for service to the community, particularly through the Holocaust Institute of Western Australia.
Victoria Maria de Haas (Orelia): for service to people with an intellectual disability through the Activ Foundation.