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Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards recognises inspiring individuals who lead as role models for their communities, their state, and the nation.

Nominations for the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards are now closed. Visit the Australian of the Year Awards website to learn more.

Awards will be presented in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years and over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia’s Local Hero.

Queensland recipients from each award category will be announced in November 2020 and represent Queensland in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2021.

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The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.