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Australian of the Year Awards




Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.

The Australian of the Year Awards provides all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud. It’s easy to nominate now for the 2020 Awards, just complete the online nomination form at australianoftheyear.org.au.

It may be someone in your own family, maybe a friend, work colleague, or even someone you’ve never met but who you admire and find inspiring - either way your nomination could mean the world to them. 

 

2020 South Australians of the Year Finalists

State Finalists for the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards for South Australia

2020 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Dr James Muecke AM - Eye surgeon and blindness prevention pioneer
Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:
Dr Sandra Marshall - Literacy advocate

Gabrielle Kelly - Wellbeing advocate, digital pioneer and filmmaker
Michael O'Connell AM - Advocate for victims of crime and terrorism

 

2020 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Sylvia McMillan - Volunteer  
Senior Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:
Peter Francis - Retired school principal and volunteer
Dr Hagen Stehr AO - Australian seafood industry leader
Angelique Boileau - Business owner, innovator, mentor and philanthropist
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2020 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Zibeon Fielding - Runner, cyclist and fundraiser  
Young Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:
Corporal Matthew Williams - Fundraiser for brain cancer
Gabriel Erjok Akon - Poet, activist and mentor
Ben Rowe - Founder of Streetlight Community
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO 2020

State Finalist: Emmah Money - Cystic fibrosis advocate
Local Hero (SA) Finalists:
Mark Thomas - Logistics manager and ex-volunteer, Operation Flinders
Jolyn Phillipps - Founder, Lion Hearts Learning
Eman Rahim - Founder, Heart & Soul Group 

 

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