Twenty years of
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 Taryn Brumfitt Body image activist, director, writer and speaker Read More Senior Australian of the Year Professor Tom Calma AO Human rights and social justice advocate Read More Young Australian of the Year Awer Mabil Professional soccer player and co-founder, Barefoot to Boots Read More Local Hero Amar Singh Founder, Turbans 4 Australia Read More

2023 Nominees

Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
VIC Noel Lim
Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year