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

Ashleigh Barty
Professional tennis player

Local Hero

Bernie Shakeshaft
Founder of BackTrack Youth Works Program

Latest news &
announcements

2020 Australian of the Year Awards Announced

28 January 2020

An eye surgeon working to prevent blindness, an obstetrician leading the world in the prevention of pre-term birth, the world’s No.1 ranked women’s tennis player and an advocate for disadvantaged rural youth are the 2020 Australians of the Year.

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.

View all news

RT @AustraliaDayVic: Ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things... You know who they are. Nominate them now for Australian of the Year…

1 June 2020 a 3:28pm

As we celebrate #NRW2020, here’s a throwback to the reconciliation breakfast last awards season where we recognized… https://t.co/r8gY1JUOS3

1 June 2020 a 10:15am

RT @AustraliaDaySA: 'Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic' - Saturdays are for reading blog pieces from our 2020 Australian of the Year Dr…

1 June 2020 a 10:07am

National Australia Day Council staff are proud to support National Reconciliation Week 2020. The team held an Ackno… https://t.co/toANkKgF34

27 May 2020 a 12:59pm

Subscribe to our Newsletter