State & Territory
Nominees Announced

Australian of the Year

Dr Tracy Westerman
Psychologist

Senior Australian of the Year

Kathleen Mazzella OAM
Gynaecological health awareness champion

Young Australian of the Year

Samantha Kerr
Sportsperson

Australia's Local Hero

Peter Lyndon-James
Addiction treatment specialist

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2018 WESTERN AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

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.

2018 TASMANIAN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

17 November 2017

The 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this afternoon at a ceremony hosted by The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC and Mr Richard Warner at Government House in Hobart.

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