Australian of the Year Awards

It’s up to you to nominate our next ACT Australian of the Year. Someone who goes above and beyond, demonstrating our great Australian spirit. They could be a quiet achiever, a leader in their field, a household name or an unknown hero.

You know great people. You know their stories.

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Nominations for the 2020 Awards have now closed.

2019 ACT Australians 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.

2019 ACT Australian of the Year: Virginia Haussegger AM

2019 ACT Young Australian of the Year: Hannah Wandel

2019 ACT Local Hero: David Williams

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