20 years of our Local Heroes

In 2023, we’ll be celebrating 20 years of the Australia’s Local Hero Award and pay special tribute to those who inspire us in our communities.

 

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

Explore the Honour Roll
Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott AO Athlete, paralympian, philanthropist, media commentator and advocate Read More Senior Australian of the Year Valmai Dempsey Volunteer at St John Ambulance Read More Young Australian of the Year Dr Daniel Nour Founder of Street Side Medics Read More Local Hero Shanna Whan Founder and CEO of Sober in the Country Read More

2022 Nominees

Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
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