Australian of the Year Trophies

Designed and created by Melbourne-based artist, Kristin McFarlane, the Australian of the Year Awards glass trophies are truly unique works of art. They are designed to be a representation of Australian symbols and a lasting memory of the Australian of the Year Awards recipient's achievements.

Kristin was first approached by the National Australia Day Council after we saw her work in the 2004 Ranamok Glass Prize. We were looking for a unique artist who would capture the essence of Australia within the trophies.

The trophies feature Australian symbols and icons including the Southern Cross, a map of our coastline and the words of the national anthem. The names of the award recipient are embedded in the trophy itself, rather than etched in after completion, making these trophies truly one of a kind.

"It is certainly a great honour to be part of the Awards and I look forward to making the trophies each year. I feel very proud to be a small part of the awards and feel very privileged to have the opportunity to learn about the incredible achievements of each nominee," said Kristin.

Kristin's studio is located in Melbourne, Victoria. To see some of Kristin's other works, visit her website at

Kristin McFarlane