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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.

Awards are presented across four categories. Each year, state recipients from each category proceed as national finalists. The national award recipients will be announced on Australia Day eve in Canberra.


Nominations have now closed for the 2015 awards.

You can make a nomination in the 2016 awards by visiting the Australian of the Year website.

2015 Queensland finalists

Watch this space for the announcement of the Queensland Australian of the Year Awards 2015 finalists in October 2014.

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
    30 July, 2014

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