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.’

Other Australia's Local Hero recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll