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.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 awards. 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.