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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.

Nominations open for Australian of the Year Awards 2015

11 June 2014

One nomination is all it takes - Nominations now open for Australian of the Year Awards 2015 Nominate now at australianoftheyear.org.au Nominations close 1 August 2014

Trophy design submissions sought for Australian of the Year Awards

26 May 2014

The National Australia Day Council is inviting Expressions of Interest to design and produce the trophies presented for the Australian of the Year Awards.

Vale Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE

19 May 2014

The National Australia Day Council was today saddened to hear of the passing of Australian of the Year 1966, Sir John 'Jack' Brabham.

We Want Recognition

13 May 2014

Australian of the Year 2014 Adam Goodes today joined forces with Senior Australian of the Year 2014 Fred Chaney AO and NSW Local Hero 2014 Rev Graham Long, to show support for constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

Australian of the Year Awards 2014 Announced!

25 January 2014

Role model, youth advocate and footballer Adam Goodes has been named Australian of the Year 2014 at the Australian of the Year Awards held this evening in Canberra. The Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, presented Adam with the Australian of the Year 2014 award in front of a large crowd gathered on the lawns outside Parliament House.

NSW Australian of the Year Awards 2014 Recipients Announced!

18 November 2013

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has congratulated the 2014 NSW Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this evening.

Queensland Australian of the Year Awards 2014 recipients announced

13 November 2013

The Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman has congratulated the 2014 Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane this evening.

SA Australian of the Year Awards 2014 Recipients Announced!

12 November 2013

His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia, and the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia, have congratulated the South Australia’s Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at Adelaide Oval this evening.

WA Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

9 November 2013

His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia, has congratulated the 2014 Western Australia’s Australian of the Year Award recipients at a special awards ceremony at Government House this afternoon.