State & Territory
Nominees Announced

Australian of the Year

Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons
Professor in quantum physics

Senior Australian of the Year

Dr Catherine Hamlin AC
Pioneering surgeon

Young Australian of the Year

Macinley Butson
Scientist and inventor

Australia's Local Hero

Eddie Woo
Mathematics teacher

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Joint exhibition commemorates 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients

14 December 2017

The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients, which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.


22 November 2017

The 2018 Western Australia Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony hosted by The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC at Government House Ballroom in Perth.

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