The roll call of inspiring Australians in the running for the Australian of the Year Awards 2013 is now finalised, with all State & Territory award recipients announced at a series of events around Australia over the past four weeks.
State & Territory award recipients in the four award categories - Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero - are now finalists for the national awards which will be announced in Canberra on 25 January 2013.
Those now in consideration for the national awards are:
AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS
Australian Capital Territory - Dr Tom Calma AO
New South Wales - Ita Buttrose AO OBE
Northern Territory - Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen
Queensland - Professor Adèle Green AC
South Australia - Sonya Ryan
Tasmania - Andrew Hughes
Victoria - Harold Mitchell AC
Western Australia - Kerry Stokes AC
SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS
Australian Capital Territory - Dr Jim Peacock AC
New South Wales - Ron Allum
Northern Territory - Dr Sadhana Mahajani
Queensland - Laurie Lawrence
South Australia – Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks AM
Tasmania - Anna Crotty
Victoria - Emeritus Professor T John Martin AO
Western Australia - Lorraine and Barry Young
YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR 2013 - FINALISTS
Australian Capital Territory - Julie McKay
New South Wales - Corey Payne
Northern Territory - Jessica Mauboy
Queensland - Sally Pearson
South Australia - Vanessa Picker
Tasmania - Holly Barnewall
Victoria - Hayley Bolding
Western Australia - Akram Azimi
AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO 2013 - FINALISTS
Australian Capital Territory - Francis Owusu
New South Wales – Shane Phillips
Northern Territory - Peter Fletcher
Queensland - Sergeant Dimitrios Bellos
South Australia - Anna Kemp
Tasmania – Gwen Egg
Victoria - Pam Adams
Western Australia - Caroline de Mori
Tam Johnston, Program Director for the National Australia Day Council, said the finalists for the 2013
national awards had all been nominated for their achievements or contributions.
“The State and Territory award recipients are extraordinary people following their passions and making the
world a better place for it," said Ms Johnston.
"These remarkable Australians have made an impact on many levels – some working tirelessly in the local
communities, others at an international level - but they are all Australians we can be very proud of."
The Commonwealth Bank has been the Major Sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards for more than
30 years. Chief Executive Officer Ian Narev congratulated the State and Territory award recipients.
“The Commonwealth Bank is proud to acknowledge the State and Territory award recipients. You are now
national finalists in the Australian of the Year Awards and should be very proud of your achievement.
“While you have each been inspiring in your own way, you all share one common quality – you continue to
selflessly improve the lives of others. Congratulations to you all and enjoy your time in Canberra in
January” said Mr Narev.
The announcement of the Australian of the Year Awards 2013 will be held on the lawns outside Parliament
House, Canberra from 6pm on Friday 25 January 2012.
For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards 2013 recipients visit the Honour roll