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Until 10 February 2021 | Gandel Atrium 

Celebrate the 8 extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2021 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.

Touring exhibition

The 2021 Australian of the Year Awards exhibition will be touring Western Australia. If you are interested in hosting the exhibition, please email


The 2021 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. Australia Post. Woolworths. Department of Health. Department of Home Affairs. ABC. The Sydney Morning Herald. The Age. Financial Review. The Canberra Times. The Land. Newcastle Herald. Border Mail. The Examiner. International Day of People with Disability, Qantas, InterContinental Hotels Group, Australian National University. MinterEllison.
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