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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Just over a month until our 2015 Young @ausoftheyear finalists touch down in #CBR for the national award announcement

Today at 11:56am

RT @LasekJeremy: They are headed to #CBR 25 Jan our 2015 NT @ausoftheyear #young #senior #localhero

Today at 9:18am

RT @BenRobertsSmith: @JasonMorrisonAU absolutely my pleasure Jason, it's people like Marcella that make this country great @ausoftheyear

20 December 2014 a 6:32pm

RT @Lisa_Wilkinson: Please welcome a truly inspiring Australian to the Twitterverse, @BenRobertsSmith We are the richer for your presence.

19 December 2014 a 8:29am