Who inspires you?

Nominate any Australian for the 2025 Awards before 31 July: 

Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year 
Local Hero

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Honouring our most exceptional Australians

Since its inception in 1960, the Australian of the Year Awards have 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 Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO Melanoma treatment pioneers Read More Senior Australian of the Year Yalmay Yunupiŋu Teacher, linguist and community leader Read More Young Australian of the Year Emma McKeon AM Olympian Read More Local Hero David Elliott OAM Co-founder, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History Read More

2024 Nominees