"Often what women do traditionally has gone under the radar and now we are recognising more and more that there's so much everyone in our community does to make it work and women are part of that", she said.
She added: "I dedicate this award to everyone in our team and to the young people that we care for".
Fraser, who won eight Olympic medals including the 100m freestyle gold at three successive games, has been a champion for a range of groups, including disabled sportspeople and female athletes.
Ms Dynamite is honoured with an MBE, under her real name Niomi McLean-Daley, for services to music, while Mobo Awards founder Kanya King receives a CBE for services to music and culture.
"Deeply touched to receive this honour from the nation that welcomed me as a small foreign boy", the Japan-born writer said of the news.
AWARDED Margaret Casely-Hayford
"I am delighted and extremely proud to be made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List", said Katharine, who is now on maternity leave following the recent birth of her second child.
HIV researcher Professor David Cooper was posthumously awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for his eminent service to medicine, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS research, as a clinician, scientist and administrator, to the development of treatment therapies, and to health programs in South East Asia and the Pacific. Her love and high regard for the theatre is wholly evident and she attributes her success to a strong stage career, "I don't think you can do anything really good without having done a lot of stage work".
Paralympian Kurt Fearnley has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia, also receiving honours are fashion designer Jenny Kee and former politician Christine Milne.
Forty-nine percent of the honorees are women, while 10% of all those on the list are from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.