Australia's Local Hero

Australia’s Local Hero is proudly supported by the 
Department of Home Affairs

Keeping Australian communities strong

The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. It acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.

Kate and Tick Everett, 2019 Australia's Local Heroes

Following the tragic death of their teenage daughter, Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett in January 2018, following extensive bullying, Kate and Tick Everett founded Dolly’s Dream to create positive change and a legacy to their daughter. Their advocacy has resulted in governments taking childhood bullying and its devastating impacts more seriously.

Other Australia's Local Hero recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll

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