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Australian of the Year Awards

2019 SA 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. 

2019 SA Australian of the Year Awards

State Finalists for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards for South Australia

2019 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Dr Richard Harris SC OAM - Specialist anaesthetist and
cave diver
Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:
Taryn Brumfitt - Body image advocate

Katie Sarah - Mountaineer, pioneer and volunteer
Vicky Welgraven - Women’s advocate

 

2019 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Reginald Dodd - Reconciliation advocate  
Senior Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:
Dr Robert Irving - Veterinarian
Barry Lewis - Umpire and mentor
Geoff Stewart - Ambulance Service Volunteer
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2019 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

State Finalist: Eleni Glouftsis - Australia’s first female AFL umpire  
Young Australian of the Year (SA) Finalists:

Arefa Hassani - Advocate for asylum seekers and refugees
Stephany Martin - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards District Chair
Apiu Nyang - Ambassador for refugee youth

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO 2019

State Finalist: Megan McLoughlin - Advocate for organ donation  
Local Hero (SA) Finalists
Reuben Burton - Community leader and education advocate
Jelina Haines - Artist and academic
Associate Professor Chris Zeitz - Pioneer in rural health services 

 

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