State & Territory
Finalists Announced

Australian of the Year


Deborra-lee Furness Child advocate and adoption campaigner

Senior Australian of the Year


Jackie French Author

Young Australian of the Year


Genevieve Clay-Smith Film maker and social entrepreneur

Australia's Local Hero


Kevin Robinson Charity founder

New trophies unveiled

New trophy designs bring together the colours of Australia's desert, bush and forest areas and the sea which surrounds our island nation.

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Women Dominate Finalists for Australian of the Year Awards 2015

16 November 2014

The extraordinary group of inspiring Australians in the running for the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 is now finalised, with all State & Territory Award recipients announced at a series of events around Australia over the past three weeks.

2015 Western Australia's Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

15 November 2014

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, has announced the 2015 Western Australia’s Australian of the Year Award recipients at a ceremony at the Government House Ballroom in Perth this afternoon.

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RT @Shelley_Reys: Farewell Senior @ausoftheyear & leader FRED CHANEY from board of @RecAustralia We were the 1st CoChairs 14 yrs ago! http:…

21 November 2014 a 7:39pm

Highest number of female finalists in the 2015 @ausoftheyear category ever! @WomensWeeklyMag

17 November 2014 a 4:26pm

@Drisanalg we're very proud to recognise your work!

16 November 2014 a 1:08pm

RT @jvbockxmeer: The 2015 WA @ausoftheyear is Prof Lyn Beazley @720perth @7NewsPerth @perthnow #aoty

15 November 2014 a 7:40pm