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You know what makes an Australian of the Year.
Just look around you.
See people who show courage, sacrifice and kindness.
They may not know you. But you know them.
Now it's time to show them.

Honour our most outstanding Aussies with a nomination for 2021

This is your chance to recognise the people who make our nation proud. Find out more about how to highlight the achievements of those who go above and beyond

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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

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.

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