Australia's Local Hero
Australia’s Local Hero is proudly supported by the
Department of Home Affairs
Keeping Australian communities strong
The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. It acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.
Vicki Jellie, 2017 Australia's Local Hero
Vicki has selflessly demonstrated why volunteers are the core of our nation’s community and her persistence has proven that ‘Nothing is Impossible.’