Raiders Coach, Ricky Stuart has been honoured as a member of the Order of Australia as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list.

The Rugby League Legend has been recognised for his contribution to the game as well as his work through the Ricky Stuart Foundation.

Stuart said he’s humbled by the commendation but added that it’s the people he’s met along his career that also deserve some of the credit.

“I’m very fortunate, I love what I do.”

“There’s a lot of high’s and a lot of lows, probably more lows in football and that’s where you really count on your team, your teammates, mates and family.”

Stuart is among a long list of locals who’ve been recognised by the Queen.

ANU scientist, Professor Kurt Lambeck is one of five people to be awarded Australia’s highest honour this year, appointed a companion of the Order of Australia for his work in geophysics and science research.


As well as Astronomer, Professor Lawrence Cram, Families Australia CEO Brian Babington and outgoing head of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Harriet Elvin are among those appointed a member of the Order of Australia.

Other big names featured in this year’s list include Chris Hemsworth, Tony Abbott’s former Chief of Staff, Peta Credlin and Australia’s first female Police Chief Commissioner, Christine Nixon.