An honorary degree is the highest honour conferred by the University. It is awarded without the need for completion of the usual requirements of the degree – honoris causa is 'for the sake of the honour' in Latin.
The Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to society.
Professor Suzanne Cory AC
Dr Brian McNamee AO
Mr Galarrwuy Yunupingu
Mr Bruce Phillip Bonyhady AM
Mr Harold Charles Mitchell AC
Mr Charles Allen AO
Professor Peter Charles Doherty AC
Professor David Morritz de Kretser AC
Professor Emeritus Thomas John Martin AO
Nuffield Professor of Surgery Emeritus Sir Peter John Morris AC
Professor Fiona Juliet Stanley AC
Professor Hugh Ringland Taylor AC
Professor Judith Ann Whitworth AC