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 achievement

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Australian of the Year
Grace Tame
Advocate for survivors of sexual assault  Read More
Senior Australian of the Year Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM Aboriginal activist, educator and artist Read More Young Australian of the Year Isobel Marshall Social entrepreneur Read More Local Hero Rosemary Kariuki Advocate for migrant and refugee women Read More

2021 Nominees

Senior Australian of the Year TAS Brian Williams TAS Owen Tilbury TAS Derek Benson TAS Nel Smit
Young Australian of the Year TAS Toby Thorpe TAS Robert Bramley TAS Rulla Kelly-Mansell TAS Luke Williams
Senior Australian of the Year NSW Aunty Isabel Reid NSW Doug Cameron NSW George Chapman NSW Professor Neil Weste
Young Australian of the Year NSW Nathan Parker NSW Isabella Bain NSW Joseph Bennett NSW Bronte Hendricks