Australian of the Year

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 achievement.

The Awards recognises inspiring individuals who lead as role models for their communities, their state and the nation and are presented across four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia's Local Hero.

Nominations have now closed for the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards.

The Queensland recipients will be announced in November and will represent our state in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2022.

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To learn more about the Awards and nominate, visit Australian of the Year Awards website.

The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.

2021 Australian of the Year Awards winners