Australian of the Year Awards 2017

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The Australia Day Council of New South Wales invites nominations of inspirational Australians from our community in the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards.

Through the Australian of the Year Awards, individuals and communities have the opportunity to nominate an recognise those Australians who have inspired or challenge us to participate more actively in the life of the nation. The focus for the award is not on the great scientific or sporting achievements but recognising ordinary Australians who achieve extraordinary things.

Awards are now open in four categories; Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year (65 years & over), Young Australian of the Year (16 to 30 years), and Australia’s Local Hero. Finalists are chosen from each of the state and territories and those finalists then proceed to the national level of judging.

Nomination cards are available at my office, or visit Nominations for the awards will close on Sunday 7 August 2016.