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Award Ceremony: Senior Australian of the Year

January 26, 2020

Australia Day Committees in each state and territory decide the recipient of the award on demonstrated excellence in their field, significant contribution to the Australian community and nation, an inspirational role model for the Australian community. Selection panels consider personal, academic and professional achievements, contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee ‘put back’ into their field to benefit others), demonstrated leadership, personal interests and community involvement, contribution to the Australian community and national innovation and creativity, contribution to development of regional community and/or economy, future goals and likely impact, degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made, and voluntary work beyond paid employment, nature and length of activity or service.

Prize value: No cash award; trophy

Eligibility criteria: Open to anyone; over 60 years old; must be Australian citizen; self nomination not allowed; available nationally


January 26, 2020
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National Australia Day Council
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