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

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Award Recipients

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NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 VICTORIAN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

23 October 2017

The Victorian Award nominees announced today are in the running to be named Victorian Australian of the Year, Victorian Senior Australian of the Year, Victorian Young Australian of the Year and Victoria’s Local Hero.

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.

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Congratulations to our 2018 VIC #Ausoftheyear nominees – an inspirational group of leaders and change makers:… https://t.co/GyRTWin0f9

23 October 2017 a 10:42am

2018 #AusoftheYear Awards begin today - nominees announced through October & November. Follow us for all the updates.

23 October 2017 a 10:36am

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11 October 2017 a 2:41pm

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

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