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Finalists Announced for 2015 Western Australia's Australian of the Year Awards

18 October 2014

The 17 finalists for the 2015 Western Australia’s Australian of the Year Awards include a scientist, eye researcher, artist, radio presenter and social justice leader, Indigenous advocate and body image activist.

Finalists announced for 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards

17 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards include an equality activist, musician, historian, animal welfare campaigner, asylum seeker advocate and volunteer radio operator.

Finalists announced for Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards 2015

16 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards include a crocodile conservationist, Indigenous leaders, educators, dancers, health and disability advocates and community heroes.

ACT finalists announced for 2015 Australian of the Year Awards

10 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year Awards include an equality advocate, environmental campaigner, dancer and choreographer, homelessness advocate and entrepreneur and child sexual assault campaigner.

Victorian finalists announced for the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards

8 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards include a domestic violence campaigner, medical researchers, fundraisers, disability advocates and environmentalists.

Striking colours of Australia's landscape captured in the new Australian of the Year Award trophies

7 October 2014

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) has unveiled a striking new trophy design for the Australian of the Year Awards after a nation-wide call for expressions of interest.

Finalists announced for 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards

3 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards include well known Queenslanders and unsung heroes from communities across the State.

Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year for 2014 brings The Rescue Movement to NSW

21 August 2014

Now 22 years old, Jordyn Archer, 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, is bringing her fundraising concerts, The Rescue Movement to NSW. Over the past six years, Jordyn’s fundraising concerts have raised over $30,000 for Destiny Rescue, an Australian charity which frees young girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life.

Vale Laurie Baymarrwangga

20 August 2014

The National Australia Day Council was saddened to hear of the passing of Senior Australian of the Year 2012, Laurie Baymarrwangga, aged 98.

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.