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2019 ACT Australian of the Year Awards Announced

29 October 2018

The 2019 ACT Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony held at the National Arboretum in Canberra.

2019 WA Australian of the Year Nominees Announced

24 October 2018

A cave-diving rescuer, a mountaineer who overcame spinal injury, an advocate for Indigenous servicemen and women, a basketballer building kids’ self-esteem, a young Indigenous activist and a woman saving bears from bile farms are among nominees for the 2019 Western Australia Australian of the Year Awards.

2019 ACT Australian of the Year Nominees Announced

24 October 2018

A comedian who advocates against domestic violence, a YWCA leader targeting equality and homelessness, an ecologist saving species through education, a paediatrician upholding children’s rights, an advocate helping people with intellectual disability find their voices and a woman who gets migrant women moving are among nominees for the 2019 ACT Australian of the Year Awards

2019 VIC Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

23 October 2018

The 2019 Victorian Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard QC at Government House in Melbourne

2019 Victorian Australian of the Year nominees announced

18 October 2018

A bushfire survivor, food rescuers, a horseman with heart, a child sex abuse detective, a polar explorer, a Paralympian and a medicine-maker are among nominees for the 2019 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards

NOMINATE NOW FOR THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

1 June 2018

Nominations close midnight Tuesday 31 July 2018

2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons elected as Royal Society Fellow

10 May 2018

2018 Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons FRS, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), the world’s oldest independent scientific academy.

2018 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

25 January 2018

The Prime Minister, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, presented the four Australian of the Year Award recipients with trophies at a ceremony in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra this evening.

WHO WILL BE OUR FOUR 2018 AUSTRALIANS OF THE YEAR?

9 January 2018

The National Australia Day Council has announced the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards, which will be presented at Parliament House in Canberra on the evening of 25 January 2018.

Joint exhibition commemorates 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients

14 December 2017

The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients, which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

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