Hamish Macdonald and Susie Youssef to host AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR Awards


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.

Australian of the Year Awards on Monday, January 25 from 7.30pm AEDT on ABC TV, ABC iview, ABC NEWS channel, ABC social and ABC Radio.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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