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.

Professor Michelle Simmons, 2018 Australian of the Year

One of the world’s top scientists, Professor Michelle Simmons has pioneered research that could lead to a quantum leap in computing.

Other Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll