Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Senior Australian of the Year


2016 VIC Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Father Bob Maguire AM

State: Victoria

Community Leader

One of Australia’s best-loved priests, the irrepressible Father Bob Maguire has devoted his life to upholding the dignity and social rights of our most vulnerable citizens. Through his many social investments – Open Family Australia, Emerald Hill Mission, Beyond Care and the Father Bob Maguire Foundation – Bob has selflessly helped thousands of people each year. Today, Father Bob’s Hope Mobiles feed the hearts and stomachs of people around Melbourne, while his dedicated team provides welfare services inspired by Bob’s revolutionary approach to social justice. It was standing room only at his last church service in January 2012, but Bob has no plans to retire. Since then, he has worked tirelessly as the Chairman of his Foundation, has had his life immortalised in the documentary, In Bob We Trust, and hosts a weekly show on national youth radio station Triple J. Giving a voice to the voiceless, Bob remains determined to build a nation that gives everyone a chance at a good life.