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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 2022 Australian of the Year Awards have now closed. To nominate for the 2023 program or to learn more, visit the Australian of the Year Awards website.

Awards are 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 and represent Queensland in the national awards in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2022.

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For more information contact Events and Engagement, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, by email or phone 07 3003 9200.

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

Australian of the Year Awards