Who will be the Australian of the Year 2013?

Posted 11 January 2013 4:36pm

On the evening of Friday 25 January 2013, another four names will be added to the national honour roll which is the Australian of the Year Awards. 

Now in its 53rd year, the Australian of the Year Awards acknowledge those who inspire us and make us proud to be Australian. There are four categories in the Awards:

-   Australian of the Year

-   Senior Australian of the Year

-   Young Australian of the Year

-   Australia's Local Hero

So, who will be named the 2013 recipients of these awards on the eve of Australia Day? The finalists are:

 

AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS

Australian Capital Territory - Dr Tom Calma AO

New South Wales - Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Northern Territory - Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen

Queensland - Professor Adèle Green AC

South Australia - Sonya Ryan

Tasmania - Andrew Hughes

Victoria - Harold Mitchell AC

Western Australia - Kerry Stokes AC

 

SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS

Australian Capital Territory - Dr Jim Peacock AC

New South Wales - Ron Allum

Northern Territory - Dr Sadhana Mahajani

Queensland - Laurie Lawrence

South Australia - Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks AM

Tasmania - Anna Crotty

Victoria - Emeritus Professor T John Martin AO

Western Australia - Lorraine and Barry Young

 

YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS

Australian Capital Territory - Julie McKay

New South Wales - Corey Payne

Northern Territory - Jessica Mauboy

Queensland - Sally Pearson

South Australia - Vanessa Picker

Tasmania - Holly Barnewall

Victoria - Hayley Bolding

Western Australia - Akram Azimi

 

AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO 2013 - FINALISTS

Australian Capital Territory - Francis Owusu

New South Wales - Shane Phillips

Northern Territory - Peter Fletcher

Queensland - Sergeant Dimitrios Bellos

South Australia - Anna Kemp

Tasmania - Gwen Egg

Victoria - Pam Adams

Western Australia - Caroline de Mori

 

The announcement of the Australian of the Year Awards 2013 will be held on the lawns outside Parliament House, Canberra from 6pm on Friday 25 January 2013 and will be broadcast live on ABC1.