Healy was named an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to cricket at the national and international level as a player, to the broadcast media, and to the community.  

Healy represented Australia in 119 Tests and 168 One-Day Internationals, while also playing 55 first-class and 31 one-day games for Queensland. He held the world record for international dismissals by a wicket-keeper and was named in Australia’s Team of the 20th Century before taking on roles in state and community cricket, as well as commentary roles in the media.

His roles away from the cricket field have included Chair of the Brisbane Heat Committee, Chair of the Bulls Masters, Director at QC and President of the Australian Cricketers' Association. 

Healy was recognised for his work outside of cricket and in the community for his work as Chair of Aspirations4Kids in Sport. Aspirations4Kids in Sport is a not-for-profit that assists Queensland school children who face unique challenges of hardship, disabilities, chronic illness and remote living issues by providing funding and support for sporting programs.

Also recognised in the Australia Day Honours was former Queensland and Brisbane Heat batter and current tennis world number one Ash Barty who was named the Young Australian of the Year. Barty was given the honour after an outstanding 2019 that saw her claim her maiden singles Grand Slam title when she won the French Open, while also rising to number one in the world.