Young Australian of the Year

The Young Australian of the Year category is proudly supported by Woolworths 

Idealism, integrity, and energy

The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. The Young Australian of the Year has been awarded since 1979.

Danzal Baker, 2019 Young Australian of the Year

Working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, Danzal Baker is a multi-talented, multi-lingual, Indigenous artist. He achieved mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language, coming 17th in Triple J’s Hottest 100 2017. He uses his talent to inspire Indigenous youth to embrace their culture and take up leadership positions.

Other Young Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll

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