Australian of the Year Awards


The Australian of the Year Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of people who go above and beyond for their communities and challenge us to make our own contribution.

Dr Suzanne Packer AM

2019 Senior Australian of the Year

The ACT’s Dr Suzanne Packer AM is the 2019 Senior Australian of the Year.

Since starting her career as a paediatrician in 1972, Dr Packer has worked tirelessly to advocate for the rights of children. She has been a leader in child abuse prevention and treatment and a champion of the importance of early childhood environments for the developing brain.

From left to right: Hannah Wandel, ACT Young Australian of the Year; Dr Sue Packer AM, ACT Senior Australian of the Year; ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA; Virginia Haussegger AM, ACT Australian of the Year; David Williams, ACT Local Hero

2019 ACT Australians of the Year

2019  ACT Australian of the Year: Virginia Haussegger  AMExternal link

2019 ACT Senior Australian of the Year:  Sue Packer AMExternal link

2019 ACT Young Australian of the Year: Hannah WandelExternal link

2019 ACT Local Hero: David WilliamsExternal link

Nominations

Nominations for the Australian of the Year Awards are open year round and one nomination is all it takes for someone to be in the running.

If you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution to the Canberra community, then nominate them for the Australian of the Year Awards.