Senior Australian of the Year
The Senior Australian of the Year category is proudly supported by the Department of Health.
"A lifetime of experience."
The Senior Australian of the Year Award recognises those Australians aged 65 and over who continue to achieve and contribute. The award commenced in the International Year of Older Persons in 1999.
Dr Suzanne Packer AM, 2019 Senior Australian of the Year
Since starting her career as a paediatrician in 1972, Dr Sue Packer AM has worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of children. Sue has been a leader in child abuse prevention and treatment and a champion of the importance of early childhood environments for the developing brain.