Young Australian of the Year

The Young Australian of the Year category is proudly supported by Woolworths 

Idealism, integrity, and energy

The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. The Young Australian of the Year has been awarded since 1979.

Samantha Kerr, 2018 Young Australian of the Year

Arguably the best women's soccer player in the world, Sam is an engaging ambassador for all women's sport. Sam is a well-grounded athlete who inspires young and old with her athletic prowess and sportsmanship. Sam’s star power packs out arenas around the world, and encourages young women everywhere to chase their dreams.

Other Young Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll