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Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of people who have made a major contribution to their community and Australia.

Nominations are open across four categories

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year
  • Young Australian of the Year
  • Local Hero

Shine a light on someone you admire and nominate them for an Australian of the Year Award by downloading a nomination form from the Australian of the Year Awards website. One nomination is all it takes.

Nominations close Friday 1 August 2014.

State and territory level recipients from each award category proceed as national finalists to the Australian of the Year Awards, announced in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.

To learn more

The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council. To learn more about the awards and previous nationwide finalists, visit the Australian of the Year website or phone 1300 130 279.

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Previous winners

View previous Queensland Australian of the Year winners:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
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    Last updated
    2 July, 2014

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