Be inspired! 

In case you missed it, here is the inspiring acceptance speech by the 2024 Young Australian of the Year, Emma McKeon AM.

Catch up on the 2024 Australian of the Year Awards and celebrate those who demonstrate inspiration, service and excellence.

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