State & Territory
Nominees Announced

2020 SA Australian of the Year

Dr James Muecke AM
Eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer

2020 SA Senior Australian of the Year

Sylvia McMillan
Volunteer

2020 SA Young Australian of the Year

Zibeon Fielding
Runner, cyclist and fundraiser

2020 SA Local Hero

Emmah Money
Cystic fibrosis advocate

Where is it next?

Learn about the objects of personal significance from the 2019 Award recipients

Award Recipients

Learn about some of the remarkable Australians recognised by the Awards in previous years.

Tips for Nominating

Give your nominee the best chance of recognition in the Awards and follow these simple tips.

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