The Australian of the Year Awards gives Queenslanders the opportunity to nominate individuals who show courage and inspire us to make our own contribution to a better Australia.

All it takes is one nomination to recognise the significant achievements and contributions of extraordinary Australians who are making a positive difference within their community and across the nation.

Nominations can be made across four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia's Local Hero.

Hear from the 2021 Australian of the Year recipients for Queensland about why the awards are so important and how they felt to be recognised.

To read about past recipients, or for further information on how to nominate, please visit the website at

Nominations close Saturday 31 July 2021.

The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.

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