Nominate someone inspiring for an Australian of the Year Award

Nominate an inspiring older person or someone making a difference to the lives of older people for a 2025 Australian of the Year Award.

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Photo Credit the National Australia Day Council 2024

Do you know someone who is achieving great things as they get older? What about an aged care worker or volunteer dedicated to helping older people?

If someone comes to mind, why not nominate them for a 2025 Australian of the Year Award?

For the last 65 years, the Australian of the Year Awards have celebrated the achievements and contributions of exceptional Australians. In 2025, we'd love see more nominations for Senior Australians and those improving the lives of older people.

You can nominate an older person who is making Australia a better place, like Glenys Oogjes, 2024 Victoria Senior Australian of the Year. Glenys is the head of an influential animal advocacy group and has been a force behind historic changes in Australian animal policy. 

You can nominate someone making a positive difference to the lives of older people, like Professor Ralph Martins, 2010 Western Australia Australian of the Year. Ralph is recognised as a leader in research into Alzheimer’s disease. He is responsible for a series of breakthroughs that have advanced the understanding of Alzheimer’s across the world.

Nominating someone for an award is easy. Being nominated gives amazing Australians the opportunity to share their passion, gain more support and shows them the recognition they deserve.

Categories include:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (people aged 65 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (people aged 16 to 30 years) 
  • Australia’s Local Hero.

Nominations close 31 July 2024. 

Visit Australian of the Year Awards to submit your nomination.


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