Australian of the Year

Dr James Muecke AM
Eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer

Senior Australian of the Year

Professor John Newnham AM
Leader of modern obstetrics

Young Australian of the Year

Ash Barty
Professional tennis player

Local Hero

Bernie Shakeshaft
Founder of BackTrack Youth Works Program

Where is it next?

Learn about the objects of personal significance from the 2019 Award recipients

Award Recipients

Learn about some of the remarkable Australians recognised by the Awards in previous years.

Tips for Nominating

Give your nominee the best chance of recognition in the Awards and follow these simple tips.

Latest news &
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2020 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS FINALISTS - 32 GREAT AUSSIES VYING FOR NATIONAL HONOURS

13 November 2019

The everyday people in the running for the 60th Anniversary Australian of the Year Awards have now been announced by the National Australia Day Council.

2020 QLD Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

12 November 2019

The 2020 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards have been announced this evening in a ceremony at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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@corey_tutt Enjoy, Corey, our 2020 NSW Young #AusoftheYear! @woolworths

26 January 2020 a 7:53pm

RT @corey_tutt: Got my ride for tonight ! https://t.co/RDxzHbTdrD

26 January 2020 a 7:32pm

RT @archieroach: Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2020 @ausoftheyear awards. Great spending time with all the First N…

26 January 2020 a 3:01pm

@DeadlyScience @corey_tutt We’ll be cheering you on, Corey!

26 January 2020 a 12:24pm

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