State & Territory
Nominees Announced

2020 QLD Australian of the Year

Rachel Downie
Educator and social entrepreneur

2020 QLD Senior Australian of the Year

Peter Dornan AM
Men’s health activist

2020 QLD Young Australian of the Year

Ash Barty
Professional tennis player

2020 QLD Local Hero

Adjunct Assistant Professor Nick Marshall
Founder, Albatross Nippers

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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12 November 2019

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