Nominations are now open Australian of the Year


It’s time to have your say in who will be the next Australian of the Year. Public nominations for the 2023 Australian of the Year Awards are open until midnight, July 31 2022.

The Australian of the Year Awards rely on nominations from members of the public to find individuals who are contributing to our nation. It only takes one nomination for someone to be considered for the awards.

There are four categories in the awards:

· Australian of the Year

· Senior Australian of the Year (aged 65 years and over)

· Young Australian of the Year (aged 16-30 years)

· Australia’s Local Hero

National Australia Day Council chief executive Karlie Brand said nominating someone for the awards was a powerful way to share their story with the nation.

“Nominating a person for the awards brings their contributions or achievements to national attention – it elevates their personal story and allows others to appreciate what they’ve done,” Ms Brand said.

“The Australian of the Year Awards program is based on people appreciating other people. Every announcement of an Australian of the Year started with someone submitting a nomination for them, so the person you nominate could very well be one of our next award recipients.

“Nominating is a very simple process which can be done online. While you don’t need to know the individual personally, you do need to be able to tell us a little about what they’ve done and why they would be worthy of recognition.”

Nominees must be an Australian citizen and a living person.