6 July 2017 –
The Australian of the Year Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the inspirational people in our local community.
Nominations for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards are now open and close on Sunday 6 August 2017.
This year, we were proud to see Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, a leader in stem cell research and cell transplantation therapy, represent Queensland as the national winner of the Australian of the Year Award, in recognition of his pioneering, life-changing work.
The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support award programs that celebrate the achievements of our people.
I encourage everyone to think about those people in their community who make us proud to be Queenslanders and nominate them in this prestigious national program.
Nominations can be made across four categories including Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.
The Queensland award recipients will proceed as finalists to the national Australian of the Year Awards, to be announced in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2018.
To submit a nomination, visit australianoftheyear.org.au or phone 07 3003 9200.
The Australian of the Year Awards is a National Australia Day Council initiative, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.