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Regard will be given to the nominee's achievements in the year immediately prior to the receipt of the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Australian community and nation.

  • Demonstrated excellence in their field

  • Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation

  • An inspirational role model for the Australian community

  • The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level.

Selection panels will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria.

  • Personal, academic and professional achievements

  • Contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee 'put back' into their field to benefit others)

  • Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
    Personal interests and community involvement

  • Contribution to the Australian community and nation
    Contribution to development of regional community and/or economy

  • Future goals and likely impact

  • Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made

  • Country of residence

  • Previous awards and recognition

  • Voluntary work beyond paid employment

  • Nature and length of activity or service

  • Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation

  • Availability and commitment to promote national pride and active citizenship though the year of the recipient's appointment.

In ensuring that the Australian of the Year Awards recipients are representative of our diverse nation consideration will be given to:

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Remote, regional, city locations

  • Ethnicity

  • Field of endeavour

Withdrawal of an Award


The selection of recipients and finalists reflects the nominations received and information available to the selection panel at the time. The NADC reserves the right to withdraw an award if further information or the recipient's conduct draws the Australian of the Year Awards in disrepute.