Nominees for Australian of the Year 2023

2023 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

ACT - Olympia Yarger (Canberra), insect farming pioneer and founder of Goterra

NSW - Craig Foster AM (Sydney), human rights and anti-racism activist and former Socceroo

NT - Samuel Bush-Blanasi (Beswick Community), chair of the Northern Land Council

Queensland - William Barton, multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist and producer

South Australia - Taryn Brumfitt (Cumberland Park), body image activist, director, writer and speaker

Tasmania - John Kamara (Hobart), humanitarian and co-founder Culturally Diverse Alliance of Tasmania and African Communities Council of Tasmania

Victoria - Dr Angraj Khillan (Essendon), pediatrician and co-founder Health Awareness Society of Australia

WA - Professor Samar Aoun (Bunbury), researcher and advocate for end-of-life care, bereavement and grief support

2023 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

ACT - Professor Tom Calma AO (Chapman)

NSW - Teresa Plane (Narrabeen, Sydney)

NT - Bernard Tipiloura (Tiwi Islands)

Queensland - Claude Lyle Harvey OAM (Gold Coast)

South Australia - Sandra Miller (Glandore)

Tasmania - Dr Frances Donaldson (Hobart)

Victoria - Professor Frank Oberklaid AM (South Yarra)

WA - Theresa Kwok (Joondanna)

2023 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

ACT - Kofi Owusu-Ansah (Canberra)

NSW - Lottie Dalziel (Bondi Beach, Sydney)

NT - Jahdai Vigona (Darwin)

Queensland - Talei Elu (Seisia)

South Australia - Awer Mabil (Walkley Heights)

Tasmania - Meriem Daoui (Kingston)

Victoria - Darcy McGauley-Bartlett (Bendigo)

WA - Nagmeldin (Peter) Bol (Thornlie)

AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO

ACT - Dr Shamaruh Mirza (Waramanga)

NSW - Amar Singh (Prestons)

NT - Sacha King (Darwin)

Queensland - Melissa Redsell (Warner)

South Australia - Christine Robertson (Ridleyton)

Tasmania - Keith Parker (Sheffield)

Victoria - Belinda Young (Sassafras)

WA - James (Jimmy) Murphy (Leederville)