Legends of Australian Sport

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame introduced the Legend status to recognise those members who have distinguished themselves at the highest level and in doing so have offered inspiration and example to Australia. One Member is recognised each year. As of 2017, 39 Members have been recognised as "Legends of Australian sport". 

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Name Sport Year Inducted Info
Barassi AM, Mr Ronald 'Ron' Australian Rules (Football) - Athlete & Coach 1987
Team Award
Bertrand AO, Mr John Sailing 1985
Team Award
Boyle AM MBE, Ms Raelene Athletics 1985
Brabham AO OBE, Sir Jack Motor Racing 1985
Bradman AC, Sir Sir Donald Cricket - Athlete & Administration 1985
Team Award
Breasley AM, Mr Arthur 'Scobie' Horse Racing 1986
Cawley AC MBE, Ms Evonne Tennis 1985
Court AO MBE, Ms Margaret Tennis 1985
Cummings AM, Mr Bart Horse Trainer 1991
Cuthbert AC MBE, Ms Betty Athletics 1985
Team Award
de la Hunty AO MBE, Ms Shirley Athletics 1985
Team Award
Elliott AC MBE, Mr Herb Athletics 1985
Flack, Mr Edwin Athletics 1985
Fraser AO MBE, Ms Dawn Swimming 1985
Team Award
Freeman OAM, Ms Catherine Athletics 2005 Don Award
Gasnier AM, Mr Reg Rugby League 1985
Team Award
Gould AM MBE, Ms Shane Swimming 1985
Gray, Mr Edgar 'Dunc' Cycling 1985
Jackson Nelson AC CVO MBE, Ms Marjorie Athletics 1985
Landy AC CVO MBE, Mr John Athletics 1985
Laver AC MBE, Mr Rod Tennis 1985
Team Award
Lewis AM, Mr Wally Rugby League 1987
Lindrum OBE, Mr Walter Billiards 1985
Matthews AM, Mr Leigh Australian Rules (Football) 1994
McKay AO MBE, Ms Heather Squash 1985
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