Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year


2020 QLD Australian of the Year Nominee

Clive Berghofer AM

State: Queensland


Clive Berghofer AM thinks the wealthy should use their money to benefit others – and to encourage them, he's leading by example. The Toowoomba-based property developer recently donated $50.1 million to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research – which at the time was the single largest donation on record in Australia, and just one of his many donations.

Other recipients of Clive's generosity include The Cancer Research Centre at QIMR, Lifeflight, Red Cross, St Vincent's Hospital, Toowoomba Hospice and the University of Southern Queensland.

A self-made man, Clive left school aged just 13 after a struggle with dyslexia – a condition then not properly understood. Despite never having read a book, Clive is among Queensland's wealthiest men – and one of Australia's leading philanthropists.

In 2006, Clive was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the community, through his philanthropic support of medical research, sport and educational organisations. His greatest wish is for more wealthy Australians to follow suit.


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