Australian of the Year Awards

The Queensland recipients for the 2023 Australian of the Year Awards have been announced.

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

The Awards give Queenslanders the opportunity to nominate individuals who show courage and inspire us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.

Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year - celebrating the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians who are role models for us all.
  • Senior Australian of the Year - recognising those Australians aged 65 and over who continue to achieve and make a difference.
  • Young Australian of the Year - celebrating inspiring 16 to 30 years olds who have accomplished great things in all walks of life.
  • Australia’s Local Hero - acknowledges people making a difference in their local community.

To learn more about the Queensland recipients or to nominate for the 2024 program, visit the Australian of the Year Awards website.

The Queensland recipients from each category represent Queensland in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2023.

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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.