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Celebrate the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Grace Tame.  Learn about their lives, aspirations and experiences through objects of personal significance.

The 2021 Australian of the Year exhibition is on show at:

  • Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk, Launceston, 7 October to 28 November 2021

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

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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.

This exhibition was also on show at:

  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 13 August to 26 September 2021
  • State Library of Western Australia, Perth, 5 June to 25 July 2021
  • Albany Public Library, Western Australia, 9 April to 28 May 2021
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 16 December 2020 to 10 February 2021
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