Australian of the Year


Adam Goodes
AFL player and community leader

Senior Australian of the Year


Fred Chaney AO
Reconciliation advocate

Young Australian of the Year


Jacqueline Freney
Paralympic champion

Australia's Local Hero


Tim Conolan
Children’s Charity Founder

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NSW Local Hero helps celebrate 50 years of The Wayside Chapel

10 April 2014

NSW Local Hero for 2014, Reverend Graham Long will lead the 50th anniversary celebrations of The Wayside Chapel with a huge street carnival on Sunday, 13 April. Rev Long has been CEO and Pastor of the much-loved Sydney charity for ten years and was instrumental in restoring The Wayside Chapel to its former glory after financial ruin nearly threatened its closure.

Vale Mark Linfoot, Tasmania's Local Hero 2014

11 March 2014

The National Australia Day Council and everyone associated with the Australian of the Year Awards are saddened by the passing of 60 year old Mark Linfoot, who was awarded Tasmania's Local Hero 2014.

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RT @AsHetherington: @ausoftheyear @rarabeans Thanks for the opportunity. Thanks Rachael… nominating someone for #ausoftheyear is a generous…

17 April 2014 a 2:10pm

Thanks NT Young #AOTY 2014 finalist @AsHetherington & @rarabeans for sharing their nomination story with us.

17 April 2014 a 10:48am

Congrats @WaysideKingsX & NSW Local Hero 2014 Graham Long, celebrating 50 years on Sunday with a street parade.

11 April 2014 a 8:47am

RT @LasekJeremy: @9NewsSydney reports @ausoftheyear @adamroy37 leading the charge to change Constitution to @RecogniseAU Indigenous Aussies…

5 April 2014 a 5:19pm

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