State & Territory
Nominees Announced

2020 WA Australian of the Year

Annie Fogarty AM
Education social venturer

2020 WA Senior Australian of the Year

Professor John Newnham AM
Leader of modern obstetrics

2020 WA Young Australian of the Year

Yarlalu Thomas
Medical student and Precision Public Health fellow in Genetic and Rare Diseases

2020 WA Local Hero

Suzy Urbaniak
Science educator

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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