Australian of the Year

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim
Biomedical scientist treating spinal cord injuries

Senior Australian of the Year

Sister Anne Gardiner AM
Community champion, connecting cultures and celebrating aboriginal heritage

Young Australian of the Year

Paul Vasileff
Acclaimed fashion designer and businessman

Australia's Local Hero

Vicki Jellie
Community fundraising champion, bringing cancer services to South West Victoria

Frequently Asked Questions

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Award Recipients

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ONE WEEK TO GO - BE GREAT AND NOMINATE FOR 2018 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

30 July 2017

There’s just one week left in which to have your say on who should be considered for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards, so submit a nomination for someone you admire at australianoftheyear.org.au before midnight Sunday 6 August 2017.

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL WELCOMES DANIELLE ROCHE OAM

21 July 2017

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) welcomes Ms Danielle Roche OAM as the new Chair of the organisation.

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Back to school for our Local Hero Vicki Jellie! She was guest Principal yesterday as part of @ACEReduAU Principal f… https://t.co/L4wvpqY3fX

22 September 2017 a 10:38am

RT @AustraliaDaySA: Join the founder of @Paolo_Sebastian Young @ausoftheyear, Paul Vasileff at the Australia Day Luncheon - 19 Jan https://…

22 September 2017 a 8:25am

“I don’t have enemies. I have forgiven myself, and my enemies. Do I really have time to be angry?” @deng_adut https://t.co/HRvsisHAsj

22 September 2017 a 8:18am

A great initiative by @Scanlon_fdn to help empower local communities. https://t.co/VqBeir89M0

30 August 2017 a 10:59am

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