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.

The Queensland recipients have been announced and will represent Queensland in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2021.

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Find out more about the Australian of the Year Awards.

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