A number of central Victorians have been recognised for their service in the community in today's Queen's Birthday honours. They are:
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Athol George GUY Mount Macedon, Vic. For distinguished service to the performing arts as an entertainer, through seminal contributions to Australian music, and as a supporter of not-for-profit organisations.
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Christine Rae UNSWORTH Gisborne, Vic. For significant service to the community, particularly through leadership of the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Graham Alastair ALLEN Maiden Gully, Vic. For service to the community, particularly through service organisations. In 2011 Mr Allen was recognised for 30 years service to the Maiden Gully - Marong Lions Club.
Norman Edward BOWEN AFSM Spring Gully, Vic. For service to the community, particularly through fire response roles.
John Edward HIGGS Bendigo, Vic. For service to education, to the arts, and to the community of Bendigo.
Edward John RANKINS Bendigo, Vic. For service to the community of Bendigo, particularly through tourism roles.
Joyce Kathleen TRIMBLE California Gully, Vic. For service to the community of Eaglehawk.
MEDAL (OAM) IN THE MILITARY DIVISION
Royal Australian Navy
Lieutenant Commander Amy Maree YORK RAN Vic. For meritorious devotion to duty in the fields of general and peri-operative military nursing across a range of healthcare settings in the Australian Defence Force.
PUBLIC SERVICE MEDAL
Jodi Lee HENDERSON Harcourt, Vic. For outstanding public service and excellence in the delivery of justice services to the community of Victoria.