The ABC will present the Australian of the Year Awards on Monday, January 25, live from Canberra’s National Arboretum.
The Australian of the Year Awards celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding Australians throughout the last year.
There are 32 people in contention for four prestigious award categories:
- Australian of the Year
- Senior Australian of the Year
- Young Australian of the Year
- Australia’s Local Hero
The evening’s celebrations will be hosted by Hamish Macdonald and Susie Youssef with the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison presenting the four category awards as they are announced, culminating in the announcement of the Australian of the Year 2021.
The event will include performances by Christine Anu.
ABC Canberra’s Dan Bourchier will broadcast live on ABC Radio from 7.00pm-10.00pm AEDT, bringing you the behind-the-scenes colour of the event.
On January 26, at 8.30am local time in each state and territory, the first feature length interview (30 minutes) with the recipient of the Australian of the Year will air on ABC Radio local stations.
Production details: ABC Executive Producer: Janet Gaeta. ABC Producer: Marie Davies.