State & Territory
Finalists Announced

Australian of the Year

Deng Adut
Refugee and lawyer

Senior Australian of the Year

Dr John Knight AM
Doctor and altruist

Young Australian of the Year

Arthur Alla
Reconciliation champion

Australia's Local Hero

Josephine Peter
Volunteer

Latest news &
announcements

FINALISTS FOR 2017 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

24 November 2016

Awards to be announced 25 January 2017

2017 QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

23 November 2016

2017 Queensland Australian of the Year – Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year – Professor Perry F Bartlett FAA 2017 Queensland Young Australian of the Year – Taj Pabari 2017 Queensland Local Hero – Yasmin Khan

View all news

A lifetime of giving back & supporting the Tiwi culture – Sr Anne Gardiner 2017 #NT Senior #AusoftheYear… https://t.co/gL4dWF6c9i

4 December 2016 a 9:01pm

“I just went over there with a bag of footballs and started a conversation." Alan Tongue 2017 #ACT #AusoftheYear:… https://t.co/9eIJAHs97z

2 December 2016 a 2:49pm

RT @ausdaywa: WAYoung @Ausoftheyear @abdullahialim presented the final Kewdale Pmy School Aussie of the Month Awards for 2016 #awesomekids…

2 December 2016 a 9:20am

It’s OK to not be OK – a powerful message helping hundreds. Get to know 2017 #TAS Young #AusoftheYear… https://t.co/66eCLxvt2L

30 November 2016 a 4:45pm