The honour recognises the four men for their "most significant contribution to the game of Australian Football."
While Pavlich never played an AFL game for a South Australian side, he was drafted from his home state after excelling as an 18-year-old at Woodville-West Torrens.
Spending 16 seasons at Fremantle, with nine of those as captain, Pavlich has long been an ambassador for South Australian football. His 700 AFL goals and Coleman Medal immortalise him as one of the best key forwards of an era.
As a premiership midfielder for Port Adelaide, Cornes has also been acknowledged for his illustrious career. He played the second-most games (300) for the Power, won their best and fairest four times, and finished with two All Australian selections.
Both Cornes and Pavlich were previously recognised nationally as AFL Life Members, with the Fremantle legend also inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame this year.
Contributing to the game as much as anyone, Darren Wilson officiated 404 AFL games as a boundary umpire — a record number at the time of his retirement.
Remarkably, Wilson was selected to officiate the AFL grand final for 12 straight years, and remains the only boundary umpire to become an AFL Life Member.
The fourth inductee, Schultz, has also made his mark on South Australian and national football.
He kicked 669 goals in just 124 games for Norwood throughout 1933-41, while playing six interstate games for South Australia.
His exceptional career saw him placed in Norwood's Team of The Century in 2001, and has now been recognised as a great achievement of the state's football history.