Who appoints Australian of the Year?

Who appoints Australian of the Year?

The National Australia Day Council Board
The National Australia Day Council Board selects the Australians of the Year from the group of 32 State and Territory recipients. The prestigious year-round program culminates in the announcement of the national Award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.

How do you nominate a person for Australian of the Year?

The selection criteria are:

  1. Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation.
  2. An inspirational role model for the Australian community.
  3. Demonstrated excellence in their field.
  4. The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level.

Who is ACT Australian of the Year 2021?

Mills was chosen from among four shortlisted candidates for the award, which puts him in the running to be named Australian of the Year at a national ceremony next year. He was named alongside three other notable Canberrans, each nominated in the Senior, Young and Local Hero categories.

What types of criteria are used for selection of the recipients of the Australian of the Year?

Currently, the selection committees refer to three main criteria when considering nominees:

  • Demonstrated excellence in their field;
  • Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation; and.
  • An inspirational role model for the Australian community.

Who appoints the Australia Day Council?

the Premier
The Australia Day Council of NSW is the body appointed by the Premier to lead the continued development of Australia Day celebrations throughout the State. The Department of Premier and Cabinet provide the secretariat from which the Council operates.

Who are the members of the Order of Australia committee?


  • Ms Jillian Segal AO.
  • Mr Warren Mundine AO.
  • Professor Mathew Vadas AO.
  • Ms Amelia Hodge.
  • Mr Rupert Myer AO.
  • The Honourable Cheryl Edwardes AM.
  • Ms Melinda O’Leary.

Who is the youngest Australian of the Year?

Simone Young AM
Simone Young AM – Australian of the Year.

Who is the most important person in Australian history?

OK, here is the list of the 10 Most Important Australians of all time. They include the living and the dead….That’s why they are important and why they comprise the top 10.

  1. Ned Kelly.
  2. Sir Donald Bradman.
  3. Germaine Greer.
  4. Rupert Murdoch.
  5. Cathy Freeman.
  6. Barry Humphries.
  7. Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
  8. Slim Dusty.

What is the difference between AO and OAM?

The AO badge is similar, without the citrines. For the AM badge, only the crown is enamelled, and the OAM badge is plain. The AK/AD badge is similar to that of the AC badge, but with the difference that it contains at the centre an enamelled disc bearing an image of the coat of arms of Australia.

Who chooses Order of Australia recipients?

There are 19 members including representatives of every state and territory, public office holders (ex-officio) and community representatives. The community representatives on the Council are appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.

How to nominate for the Australian of the Year awards?

Nominate 1 Open with the important information. Start with a clear and specific statement that outlines why your nominee is worthy of an Australian of the Year Award. 2 Consider your audience. 3 State and territory selection panels. 4 June – July. 5 September – October. 6 November. 7 January. 8 January 25.

Can I nominate someone for Australian of the year 2023?

You can nominate any amazing Australian – all year round. Please note any nominations received after 31 July 2021 will be considered for Australian of the Year 2023. Download the 2022 AOTY Nominations form here.

What is the Australian of the Year announcement?

The Australian of the Year announcement has become a notable part of the annual Australia Day celebrations. The official announcement has grown to become a public event, and the Canberra ceremony is televised nationally.

What are the Australia Day citizen of the year and Young Achiever Awards?

Each year the Australia Day Committee calls for nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year awards, to be announced at the Civic Ceremony on Australia Day. The objective of the awards is to recognise outstanding personal achievement or outstanding contribution to the community during the previous year.

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