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Nominate an Australian of the Year

Posted Monday 27 June 2016

Nominations for the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards are now open.

Through the Australian of the Year Awards, individuals and communities have the opportunity to recognise those Australians who have inspired or challenged us to participate more actively in the life of the nation. The focus for the Awards is not on the greatest scientific or sporting achievements but on recognising ordinary Australians who achieve extraordinary things.

Awards are now open in four categories:

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

Nominations, which close on Sunday 7 August 2016, can be made online via or on postcards available in Council’s foyer. Additional forms or information can be obtained by calling 1300 655 193.