Harris, who had the global hit “Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport,” received the highest accolade of the Officer of the Order of Australia. Young, whose “Love Is In The Air” and “Standing In The Rain” went Top 10 in Europe, got a Medal of the Order of Australia.

Other honorees included arts festival director Brett Sheehy, arts administrators Paul Clarkson and Jessica Dames, country music performers Lewis Mackereth and Mary Schneider, and Australian Performing Right Association CEO Brett Cottle.

In New Zealand, Jordan Luck, who has fronted The Exponents for 30 years, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to music.

The Exponents, who notched 18 Top 40 singles, were the first inductees into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

The award was also given for Luck’s charity work. He is an ambassador for Parkinsons New Zealand, a member of KidsCan Charitable Trust and mentors up-and-coming songwriters via the Play It Strange Trust.

Luck, who also fronts The Jordan Luck Band, said of his award, “I’ve been lucky, I’ve been surrounded by great musicians.”