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Australian
of the Year

About the award

Celebrating the achievement and contribution of eminent Australian citizens who are role models for us all.

Australian of the Year

Senior Australian
of the Year

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Recognising those Australians aged 65 and over who continue to achieve and make a difference.

Senior Australian of the Year

Young Australian
of the Year

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Celebrating inspiring 16 to 30 year olds who have accomplished great things in all walks of life.

Young Australian of the Year

Australia's
Local Hero

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Established in 1999, Australia’s Local Hero acknowledges people making a difference in their local community.

Australia's Local Hero

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Know an Australian worthy of attention? Nominate now for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards

4 June 2015

Nominations Open Until 3 August 2015

On Anzac Day

24 April 2015

On the Centenary of Anzac, Veterans' campaigner and 2014 ACT Senior Australian of the Year Graham Walker, tells us "Anzac Day is a day on which we might remind ourselves that the cost of war does not end with the warriors’ homecoming".

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24 June 2015 a 4:57pm

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24 June 2015 a 2:28pm

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