Australian of the Year

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.

Dr Richard Harris OAM and Dr Craig Challen SC OAM, 2019 Australians of the Year

Dr Richard Harris OAM from South Australia and Dr Craig Challen SC OAM from Western Australia are the 2019 Australians of the Year for their heroic efforts as part of an international rescue mission to save 12 boys from flooded caves in Thailand.

Other Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll