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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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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Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year for 2014 brings The Rescue Movement to NSW

21 August 2014

Now 22 years old, Jordyn Archer, 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, is bringing her fundraising concerts, The Rescue Movement to NSW. Over the past six years, Jordyn’s fundraising concerts have raised over $30,000 for Destiny Rescue, an Australian charity which frees young girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life.

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.

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@ShaneWarne @MClarke23 selection made from thousands of nominations for awesome Aussies. @gilly381 chair of board that makes the decision.

31 August 2014 a 8:08pm

Ever wondered which fields of expertise #Australianoftheyear nominees come from? It might not be where you think...

29 August 2014 a 2:51pm

RT @Shelley_Reys: "... When it's clear there is still a way to go. For all of us". @ausoftheyear @RecAustralia @Reco…

26 August 2014 a 4:49pm

Congrats Jordyn Archer, 2014 QLD Young @ausoftheyear for bringing rescue movement fundraising concerts to NSW

21 August 2014 a 4:13pm

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