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.