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Australian of the Year Awards

You can nominate amazing Aussies all year round. Nominations for the 2022 Australian of the Year are now open.

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 now open

Nominations for the 2022 Australian of the Year are now open.

If there's someone you think should be considered, you can nominate them via the Australian of the Year website

Nominations received after 31 July will be considered for the 2023 Australian of the Year.

Tip

Take the time to check that your nominee meets the eligibility criteria.

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.