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.

Paul Vasileff, 2017 Young Australian of the Year

At just 26, this down-to-earth designer operates a growing business in Adelaide with 15 staff. Paul’s luxurious hand-made creations are favourites on the world’s runways, are stocked in boutiques in New York and around the globe.

Other Young Australian of the Year recipients

See them all on the Honour Roll