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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2017 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

25 January 2017

2017 Australian of the Year – Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim (QLD) 2017 Australia’s Local Hero – Vicki Jellie (VIC) 2017 Senior Australian of the Year – Sister Anne Gardiner AM (NT) 2017 Young Australian of the Year – Paul Vasileff (SA)

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21 December 2016

The Australian of the Year awards are all about recognising amazing Australian stories and we believe Catherine’s is a story that deserved to be told and recognised.

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We're very proud to recognise your great work @GIVIT_Juliette @GIVIT_AUS https://t.co/tB0P96iGNE

21 April 2017 a 11:39am

RT @AustraliaDaySA: Young @ausoftheyear Paul Vasileff addressing the room at a Lord Mayoral Reception held in his honour in Adelaide Town H…

19 April 2017 a 7:04pm

RT @ArmaniZadeh: Finally the @ausoftheyear @AustraliaDaySA award is at its final destination, the @Zahra_Aust office, where the journey fir…

11 April 2017 a 9:36am

WA Young #AusoftheYear shares "his vision of an inclusive and diverse Australia during #HarmonyDay": https://t.co/1IOBlZFhBa

23 March 2017 a 8:26am

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