Senior Australian of the Year

Time is running out for Senior of the Year nominations

IS THERE someone you feel who deserves recognition for their contribution to our lives? Then this is your chance to put them forward for our greatest Seniors award with nominations closing in just five days.

The annual Senior Australian of the Year award recognises those aged 65 and over who continue to achieve and contribute to the community.

The current Senior award holder is biophysicist Dr Graham Farquhar AO. "Dr Farquhar was joined by amazing state and territory recipients, ranging from the Northern Territory's Kathy Guthadjaka, a senior Elder from Gawa in Arnhem Land, to South Australian aged care justice campaigner Barbara Spriggs," Federal Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt said.

"The nomination process is simple and I encourage you to put forward the person you think should be recognised as the 2019 Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and as Australia's Local Hero.

"Every Australian has a vital part to play in the search for people whose often humble contributions and achievements are making a big difference. It only takes one nomination for someone to be in the running," he added.

A nomination for Senior Australian of the Year can be submitted online at If you need assistance with your submission, phone 1300 655 193. 

Nominations close at midnight next Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

The state and territory award recipients go on to be finalists for the national awards which are announced in Canberra on January 25, 2019.

Click here to find who has previously won Senior Australian of the Year.

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