Australia's Local Hero
Australia’s Local Hero is proudly supported by the
Department of Home Affairs
Keeping Australian communities strong
The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. It acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.
Eddie Woo, 2018 Australia's Local Hero
Arguably Australia’s most famous mathematics teacher, Eddie Woo makes maths fun. The head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in New South Wales, Eddie started posting videos online in 2012 for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school. Today, he is using his vocation to “pay it forward” and make education equitable for all.