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Celebrate the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2023 Australian of the Year Awards. Learn about their lives, aspirations and experiences through objects of personal significance.

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Meet the Australians nominated for senior, young and local hero awards.

20 Years of Australia’s Local Hero Award

The 2010 Local Hero, Ronni Kahn, has created a special artwork to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the award.


The 2023 Australian of the Year exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images supplied by the National Australia Day Council.

The National Australia Day Council would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Australian of the Year Awards program:

Logos of organisations supporting the Australian of the Year 2023 including the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Australian Government Department of Education, Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, ABC, The Canberra Times, International Day of People with Disability, Crowne Plaza, Australian National University, National Museum of Australia and MinterEllison.
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