Media releases

Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

15 November 2012

Cancer researcher Professor Adèle Green AC has been named Queensland Australian of the Year 2013 in recognition of her work with melanoma research.

South Australia's Australian of the Year Awards recipients 2013 announced

13 November 2012

Cyber safety campaigner Sonya Ryan has been named South Australia’s Australian of the Year in recognition of her work with the Carly Ryan Foundation.

NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS 2013 ANNOUNCED

9 November 2012

Indigenous talent mentors Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen have been named joint Northern Territory Australian of Year 2013 in recognition of their commitment to nurturing Indigenous talent.

FINALISTS FOR STATE & TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2013 ANNOUNCED

1 November 2012

Four finalists have been selected in each award category - Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero - for each State and Territory.

Nominations for 2013 are now closed.

11 September 2012

It is wonderful to see so many Australians being nominated for the inspiring ways they contribute to our communities.

EVERYONE KNOWS A LOCAL HERO IN THEIR COMMUNITY

21 August 2012

As the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship I am delighted to support Australia's Local Hero Award. My department and I are honoured to sponsor this award to acknowledge that Australia’s greatest resource is our people.   We all know a local hero.  They’re often a quiet achie...

YOUNG AUSTRALIANS HAVE THE POWER AND THE PASSION

14 August 2012

The Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, the Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, is a fan of the Australian of the Year Awards, especially the Award for Young Australian of the Year. “Young Australians inspire me every day with their positive outlook on life and their fearlessness ...

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