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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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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"It's pretty good when you're the #australianoftheyear and you're playing in the game of the year." #AFLFinals @adamroy37 @sydneyswans

19 September 2014 a 10:23pm

Congratulations on 350 @AFL games for @sydneyswans @adamroy37. Hoping tonight's #AFLFinals match is a great one #goswans

19 September 2014 a 10:59am

RT @sydneyswans: Be like us and get a personalised message from Adam Goodes before his 350th game. Tweet @sydneyswans and use #goswans http…

18 September 2014 a 3:04pm

Australia's Local Hero 2014 @timconolan met GG Peter Cosgrove for #CitizenshipDay "Tim, you are an inspiration."

17 September 2014 a 1:50pm

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