State & Territory
Nominees Announced

2020 NSW Australian of the Year

Professor Munjed Al Muderis
Orthopaedic surgeon and human-rights advocate

2020 NSW Senior Australian of the Year

Sue Lennox
Environmental educator and social enterprise founder

2020 NSW Young Australian of the Year

Corey Tutt
Indigenous mentor and fundraiser

2020 NSW Local Hero

Bernie Shakeshaft
Founder of BackTrack Youth Works Program

Where is it next?

Learn about the objects of personal significance from the 2019 Award recipients

Award Recipients

Learn about some of the remarkable Australians recognised by the Awards in previous years.

Tips for Nominating

Give your nominee the best chance of recognition in the Awards and follow these simple tips.

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13 November 2019

The everyday people in the running for the 60th Anniversary Australian of the Year Awards have now been announced by the National Australia Day Council.

2020 QLD Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

12 November 2019

The 2020 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards have been announced this evening in a ceremony at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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