Australian of the Year

The Australian of the Year Awards is proudly supported 
by the Commonwealth Bank.

Recognising remarkable Australians for over 50 years

Since 1960 our nation has celebrated the achievement and contribution of eminent citizens through the Australian of the Year Awards. These leading citizens shape our nation, inspire us, and are role models for us all.

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, 2017 Australian of the Year

An inspirational scientist and international leader in stem cell research, Professor Alan Mackay-Sim has given hope to thousands of Australians with spinal cord injuries.

Other Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll