Australian of the Year


Adam Goodes
AFL player and community leader

Senior Australian of the Year


Fred Chaney AO
Reconciliation advocate

Young Australian of the Year


Jacqueline Freney OAM
Paralympic champion

Australia's Local Hero


Tim Conolan
Children’s Charity Founder

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Time running out to nominate for the 2015 Awards

24 July 2014

The Australian of the Year Awards is a great opportunity to say thank you to the many people in our communities doing great things, many of whom are unsung heroes. It only takes one nomination for someone to be in the running for the awards and it's easy to nominate someone - you simply tell us why you find them inspiring and what they've done. If you haven't submitted a nomination for someone you think should be in the running for the awards, you only have until 1 August.

Get involved with the Great Book Swap

24 June 2014

Queensland Local Hero for 2014, Suzy Wilson, established the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), which works to raise literacy levels and provides books and literacy resources to remote communities across Australia. Like so many people who are recognised in our Awards program, Suzy's passion for her work is never ending and to raise funds the ILF is running The Great Book Swap challenge.

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RT @LasekJeremy: They are publicising @ausoftheyear everywhere in NT. Noms close 1 aug

27 July 2014 a 6:27am

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27 July 2014 a 6:26am

One week left to nominate an inspiring Aussie for the @ausoftheyear awards 2015.

25 July 2014 a 4:44pm

RT @DontDIS: Paralympian @Jacqui_Freney is this year's Young @ausoftheyear. Who will it be in 2015? Nominations close next Friday! http://t…

25 July 2014 a 10:36am

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