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Awards

Awards are an integral part of Australia Day. They recognise and honour the outstanding achievement of Australians. Awards celebrate Australian excellence in our community.

Australian of the Year

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.

For more information and to see previous recipients, visit the Australian of the Year website or phone 1300 655 193.


Australian Honours

If you would like information on the Australian Honours List or Order of Australia Awards, please visit the It’s An Honour website.

Alternatively, you can phone them on 02 9271 5604 or write to them at:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 3-5 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600


NSW Citizen of the Year Awards

The Australia Day Council of NSW will be providing all NSW communities with certificates for the award recipients of:

  • Citizen of the Year
  • Young Citizen of the Year, and
  • Community Event of the Year

Please note each individual Council has their own award guidelines and nomination process.

For more information on nominating your local Citizen of the Year,  please contact your local Council.