Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards recognises inspiring individuals who lead as role models for their communities, their state, and the nation.

Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Local Hero.

The Queensland recipients for the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards have been announced. Visit the website to learn more.

Queensland recipients from each award category will be announced in November and represent Queensland in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day.

Visit the Australian of the Year Awards website to learn more.

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The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.