State and Territory awards
start monday 12 october

nominations for 2021 have closed

You've had your say and our expert panels have assessed the thousands of nominations we've received. Now it's time to look forward to the state and territory recipient announcements

Honouring our most exceptional Australians

Since its inception in 1960, the Australian of the Year Awards has provided a focal point for Australia Day celebrations and a forum for the recognition of outstanding achievementΒ 

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Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke AM Eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer Read More Senior Australian of the Year Professor John Newnham AM Leader of modern obstetrics Read More Young Australian of the Year Ash Barty Professional tennis player Read More Local Hero Bernie Shakeshaft Founder of BackTrack Youth Works Program Read More