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.

Four inspiring and outstanding Canberrans were announced as the ACT’s Australians of the Year on Monday 29 October, and they will now represent our community at the national awards on 25 January 2019.

2019 ACT Recipients

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

If you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution to the Canberra community, then nominate them for the Australian of the Year Awards. Nominations are open year round and one nomination is all it takes for someone to be in the running.