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Australian of the Year Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the diverse and remarkable contributions of extraordinary Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards.

Australians of the Year inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.

2022 nominations are closed

Nominations for the 2022 Australian of the Year have closed. Recipients of the NSW Australian of the Year will be announced on 15 November 2021.

You can nominate amazing Aussies all year round. If there's someone you think should be considered, you can nominate them via the Australian of the Year website

Nominations received now will be considered for the 2023 Australian of the Year.

Tour of Honour

Since 2010, NSW has supported a ‘Tour of Honour’ for NSW or national recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards. The tour brings recipients of the nation’s most respected honour to school students and community members around NSW, and provides an opportunity to promote the Australian of the Year Awards program.