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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 in the following award categories:

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

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

2015 Queensland finalists announced

Finalists for the Australian of the Year 2015 have now been announced. Visit the Australian of the Year website to read about these outstanding Queenslanders.

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 national finalists, visit the Australian of the Year website or phone (02) 6120 0600.

Nominations for the 2016 awards are now open. You can make a nomination by visiting the Australian of the Year website.

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Previous winners

View previous Queensland Australian of the Year winners:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
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    Last updated
    7 October, 2014

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