2022 Nominees

Australian of the Year TAS Joanne Cook TAS Dr Emma Lee TAS Craig Leeson TAS Professor Gretta Pecl
Senior Australian of the Year TAS Michael Barrenger TAS Bruce French AO TAS Margaret Hoban TAS Reverend Josephine Pyecroft
Young Australian of the Year TAS Jony Berry TAS Kaytlyn Johnson TAS Laura Johnson TAS Oliver Parnham
Senior Australian of the Year VIC Sister Brigid Arthur VIC Gaye Hamilton VIC Mabel Hibbert VIC Dr Helen Kouzmin
Young Australian of the Year VIC Alex Dekker VIC Libby Fisher VIC Keeden Graham VIC Ahmed Hassan
Senior Australian of the Year ACT Valmai Dempsey ACT Gregory Aldridge ACT Anne Buttsworth AM PSM ACT Julie Tongs OAM
Young Australian of the Year ACT Matthew Breen ACT Asha Clementi ACT Sean Dondas ACT Jahin Tanvir
Senior Australian of the Year QLD Dr Colin Dillon AM APM QLD Beryl Neilsen OAM QLD Keith Payne VC AM QLD Beverley Trivett
Young Australian of the Year QLD Dr Tahnee Bridson QLD Jack Growden QLD Cody Schaeffer QLD Dr Heidi Walkden

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