Six Greeks were amongst the 450 Australians who were honoured in the Australia Day award.
Amongst their ranks there are a university academic, a dentist, a neurologist, a priest a human rights activist, a philanthropist and a member of the armed services.
The one recipient in the General Division of the Officer of the Order of Australia medal is Dr John Prineas from New South Wales for his services to medicine in the field of neurology and to people with multiple sclerosis.
The two recipients in the General Division of the Order of Australia Medal are Terence Keith Pitsikas from Westrrm Australia for his services to dentistry through his involvement in professional associations and dental education and James Christopher Sourris from Queensland for his services to the film industry and for his philanthropic contributions to the Queensland Arts Gallery and States Library.
The two recipients in the general division of the Medal of the Order of Australia were Dr John Chryssavgis from New South Wales for his services to the Greek church and the Greek community and Kon Karapanagiotidis from Victoria for his services to refugees.
Lieutenat Colonel Matthew Vertzonis from New South Wales was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal for his military service and achievements.