Australian of the Year 2017
Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim
Biomedical scientist treating spinal cord injuries
An inspirational scientist and international leader in stem cell research, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has given hope to thousands of Australians with spinal cord injuries. A global authority on the hum...
Senior Australian of the Year 2017
Sister Anne Gardiner AM
Community champion, connecting cultures and celebrating aboriginal heritage
In 1953, as a 22-year-old member of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Sister Anne Gardiner was asked to move to Bathurst Island to live among the Tiwi people. Sister Anne has devoted 50 o...
Australia's Local Hero 2017
Community fundraising champion, bringing cancer services to South West Victoria
After her husband Peter died of cancer in 2008, Vicki Jellie found his plans for a local cancer fundraiser. His dream had been to bring radiotherapy services to the South West of Victoria. Peter’...
"Thank you Australia for this award, it is a huge honour." Adam Goodes, Australian of the Year 2014