Meet the 2018 State and Territory Recipients

Australian of the Year

Dion Devow
Entrepreneur and community leader

Senior Australian of the Year

Dr Graham Farquhar AO
Prize winning biophysicist

Young Australian of the Year

Zack Bryers
Youth and outreach worker

Australia's Local Hero

Suzanne Tunks
Supporter and fundraiser for sick children

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WHO WILL BE OUR FOUR 2018 AUSTRALIANS OF THE YEAR?

9 January 2018

The National Australia Day Council has announced the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards, which will be presented at Parliament House in Canberra on the evening of 25 January 2018.

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.

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Brightening the lives of sick children and their families through the Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation… https://t.co/FZXUzbSVm6

17 January 2018 a 5:10pm

“If you have self belief, courage and confidence you are the difference to achieving your dreams” - 2018 #QLD… https://t.co/AUWqOD9cYF

16 January 2018 a 7:20pm

A dedicated scientist whose research could improve sustainable farming in a changing climate - Dr Graham Farquhar 2… https://t.co/rOCsyXaQXj

15 January 2018 a 5:28pm

Connecting and empowering women to reduce the stigma around women’s health, Kathleen Mazzella 2018 #WA Senior… https://t.co/DN4lfqgMow

12 January 2018 a 4:44pm

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