Awards history

Since its inception in 1960 the Australian of the Year Awards have offered an insight into an ever evolving Australian identity.

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What happens next?

Thanks to the many people who nominated someone remarkable in the 2015 awards. Find out what happens next...

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Honour Roll

For over 50 years the Awards have been recognising Australians from all walks of life and from all corners of the country. 

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Vale Laurie Baymarrwangga

20 August 2014

The National Australia Day Council was saddened to hear of the passing of Senior Australian of the Year 2012, Laurie Baymarrwangga, aged 98.

Time running out to nominate for the 2015 Awards

24 July 2014

The Australian of the Year Awards is a great opportunity to say thank you to the many people in our communities doing great things, many of whom are unsung heroes. It only takes one nomination for someone to be in the running for the awards and it's easy to nominate someone - you simply tell us why you find them inspiring and what they've done. If you haven't submitted a nomination for someone you think should be in the running for the awards, you only have until 1 August.

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Sad to hear passing of Senior @ausoftheyear 2012, L.Baymarrwangga. She did much to preserve heritage of her culture.

20 August 2014 a 9:42am

2013 @ausoftheyear & @AlzheimersAus @ItaButtrose will be speaking #dementia for #NationalScienceWeek @questacon

18 August 2014 a 5:02pm

RT @CharlesProuse: @SupplyNation Director @adamroy37 supports @RecogniseAU campaign with launch of @QantasAirways #recognition plane http:/…

13 August 2014 a 11:29am

The @ausoftheyear 2014 @sydneyswans star @adamroy37 on @SBS #WhoDoYouThinkYouAre right now.

12 August 2014 a 7:31pm

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