It's time to celebrate outstanding aussies

The 2021 state and territory awards are complete - find out more about our recipients by reading their highlighted biographies below. 

2021 Nominees

Australian of the Year TAS Grace Tame TAS Dr Madeline Green TAS Dr George Razay TAS Joe & Fiona Riewoldt
Senior Australian of the Year TAS Brian Williams TAS Owen Tilbury TAS Derek Benson TAS Nel Smit
Young Australian of the Year TAS Toby Thorpe TAS Robert Bramley TAS Rulla Kelly-Mansell TAS Luke Williams
Senior Australian of the Year NSW Isabel Reid NSW Doug Cameron NSW George Chapman NSW Professor Neil Weste
Young Australian of the Year NSW Nathan Parker NSW Isabella Bain NSW Joseph Bennett NSW Bronte Hendricks

Honouring our most exceptional Australians

Since its inception in 1960, the Australian of the Year Awards has provided a focal point for Australia Day celebrations and a forum for the recognition of outstanding achievement 

Explore the Honour Roll
Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke AM Eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer Read More Senior Australian of the Year Professor John Newnham AM Leader of modern obstetrics Read More Young Australian of the Year Ash Barty Professional tennis player Read More Local Hero Bernie Shakeshaft Founder of BackTrack Youth Works Program Read More