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Northern Territory nominees announced for 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards

21 October 2019

The nominees for the 2020 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards include young Indigenous filmmakers, an optometrist working to prevent blindness, a community activist working to improve remote housing and an artist protecting the Yirrkala environment.

2020 Tasmania Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

18 October 2019

The 2020 Tasmania Australian of the Year Awards have been presented to a marine research scientist, a Landcare activist, a social justice activist and a men’s health advocate.

ACT nominees announced for 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards

18 October 2019

The nominees for the 2020 ACT Australian of the Year Awards include a women's rugby league pioneer, a foster carer, an alpaca therapy provider and a young woman helping drought-stricken farmers.

Victorian nominees announced for 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards

17 October 2019

The nominees for the 2020 Victoria Australian of the Year Awards include a road safety champion, a musical storyteller, a homeless shelter organiser and a mentor for the blind.

Tasmania nominees announced for 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards

9 October 2019

The nominees for the 2020 Tasmania Australian of the Year Award include a plastics pollution researcher, an anti-slavery advocate and a 94-year-old film and television pioneer.

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.

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