Nominate a Gold Coaster now for 2018 Australian of the Year

Do you have a friend, a family member or a colleague who is improving the lives of those around them and upholding core Australian values? If so, nominate them now for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards.

The State’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described the Awards provide the opportunity for all Queenslanders to “shine a light on our community champions and young game-changers”.

“This year we were proud to see Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, a leader in stem cell research and cell transplantation therapy, represent Queensland as the national winner of the Australian of the Year Award, in recognition of his pioneering, life-changing work.


“I encourage everyone to think about those in the community that make us proud to be a Queenslander and nominate them in this prestigious national program,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

Nominations can be made across four categories including Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.

The Queensland award recipients will proceed as finalists to the national Australian of the Year Awards, to be announced in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2018.

To submit a nomination, visit or phone 07 3003 9200. Nominations close Sunday 6 August 2017.