Principal Partner

The Australian of the Year Awards have been recognising outstanding Australians since 1960.

Over that time there has been no greater supporter of the Awards than the Commonwealth Bank whose commitment dates back to 1979, in what may be the longest-running corporate partnership in our nation’s history.

These Awards are now recognised as the pinnacle for achievement in our nation and we thank the Commonwealth Bank as principal partner for their ongoing loyalty and generous support.

Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG
Chairman, National Australia Day Council 

There are so many Australians out there making our country the amazing, diverse and unique place it is. In 2015, the Commonwealth Bank, embarked on a journey to help find these people, uncovering over 240 Australians of the Day. Director Gillian Armstrong recently created a feature film sharing these stories. 

Find out more about the Australian of the Day here