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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.

National Finalists for 2019 Australian of the Year Awards announced

19 November 2018

The National Australia Day Council has now announced all the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards, to be presented in Canberra on the evening of Friday 25 January 2019.

2019 TAS Australian of the Year Awards Recipients Announced

16 November 2018

4:15pm, Hobart: The 2019 Tasmania Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this afternoon at a ceremony held at Government House in Hobart, with women taking all four titles.

2019 TAS Australian of the Year Nominees Announced

13 November 2018

Advocates for people with disability and teenage parents, volunteers, a youth worker, a charity founder, a cookbook author and a soccer coach are among nominees for the 2019 Tasmania Australian of the Year Awards.

2019 NSW Australian of the Year Announced

12 November 2018

7:20pm, Sydney: The 2019 NSW Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney

2019 QLD Australian of the Year Awards Announced

9 November 2018

8:00pm Brisbane: The 2019 Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

2019 NSW Australian of the Year Nominees Announced

8 November 2018

A robotics researcher, a health activist, an inventor, a women’s advocate, an investigative reporter, a brain cancer awareness advocate, a retired teacher and athletes who prove disability and age are no barrier to success are among nominees for the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year Awards.

2019 NT Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

7 November 2018

The 2019 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony held at The Darwin Convention Centre.

2019 QLD Australian of the Year Nominees Announced

6 November 2018

A farmer, a young model, a paediatrician, a special swimming coach and a medical inventor are among nominees for the 2019 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards.

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