2016 State Nominee Australian of the Year

Anna Brown

Human rights lawyer and equality advocate

An unsung hero in the fight to advance equality, Anna Brown’s fingerprints are on almost every recent legal and political win for Australia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT...

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Nominate now for 60th Australian of the Year Awards

6 June 2019

January 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards, honouring and celebrating great Australians from all walks of life. You can help find the 2020 Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero in this significant anniversary year, simply by nominating someone you admire at australianofthyear.org.au by 31 July 2019.

2019 Australian of the Year Awards announced

25 January 2019

8:30pm, Canberra: Cave-diving medics who helped save a boys’ soccer team in Thailand, parents fighting childhood bullying after the loss of their daughter, a paediatrician advocating for the prevention of child abuse and a musician inspiring indigenous youth while keeping Yolngu Matha language alive through rap have been announced as the 2019 Australians of the Year.

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#FBF As we celebrate 60 years of Australian of The Year Awards in 2020, we reflect on the athletes that have graced… https://t.co/FTwTyapcaL

19 July 2019 a 2:00pm

RT @AustraliaDaySA: No one was more surprised than Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen when they were announced as dual recipients of th…

18 July 2019 a 5:01pm

With just under two weeks until nominations close, we are calling on all Australians to #BeGreatandNominate! Recogn… https://t.co/uPhQf7DEEL

18 July 2019 a 3:00pm

RT @AustraliaDaySA: Play your part in recognising Australians who make us proud. Nominations for the @ausoftheyear awards are open for ju…

18 July 2019 a 9:31am