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Australian of the Year Awards

Each year we recognise remarkable Australians who inspire us through their achievements.

The 2023 Victorian Australian of the Year recipients were announced on 8 November 2022 at a ceremony at Government House. From a selection of 16 nominees, 4 Victorians were named as the state-based recipients of the 2023 Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Local Hero of the Year and Senior Australian of the Year awards.

These Victorian recipients will progress in their respective categories as nominees for the national award. National recipients will be announced on 25 January 2023 in Canberra.

Australia Day Victoria would like to congratulate all the recipients and pay tribute to the outstanding contribution they make to our state.

Victorian Australian of the Year: Dr Angraj Khillan

Paediatrician and co-founder of Health Awareness Society of Australia.

Find out more about Dr Angraj Khillan on the Australian of the Year Awards website.External Link

Victorian Young Australian of the Year: Darcy McGauley-Bartlett

Proud Gunaikurnai man and Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer for Victoria Police, who established the state's first Aboriginal Custodial Health team, improving health outcomes for Aboriginal prisoners.

Find out more about Darcy McGauley-Bartlett on the Australian of the Year Awards website.External Link

Victorian Senior Australian of the Year: Professor Frank Oberlaid AM

Paediatrician and founding director of the Centre for Community Child Health.

Find out more about Professor Frank Oberlaid AM on the Australian of the Year Awards website.External Link

Victorian Local Hero of the Year: Belinda Young

Founder of Mums of the Hills, a group that helps more than 5,000 members to connect online and face-to-face in the Yarra and Dandenong ranges.

Find out more about Belinda Young on the Australian of the Year Awards website.External Link

Reviewed 19 January 2023

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