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.

Nominations for the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards are now open.

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.

Nominations close on 31 July 2019. Visit the Australian of the Year Awards website to learn more.

Queensland recipients from each award category attend the national Australian of the Year Awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day.

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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.