The awards

The Awards

The Australian of the Year in the UK

Recognises an Australian who has excelled in their own right in the United Kingdom.

The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Recognises a non-Australian resident of the UK who displays Australian characteristics' or has contributed significantly to Australia. ​

The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

Recognizes the achievements of a young Australian in the UK who has excelled in any field of endeavour.

2020

Prof Lyndon Da Cruz
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Viscount Weymouth, Ceawlin Thynn
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Dr. Megan Rossi
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2019

Yvonne Kenny AM
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Phil Liggett MBE
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Jessica Buck
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2018

Professor Germaine Greer
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Mike Gooley CBE
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Dr Geordan Shannon
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2017

Michael Lynagh
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Sir Michael Parkinson
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Suzie Mathers
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2016

Sir Lynton Crosby
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Rick Stein
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Amy Dickinson
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2015

Kylie Minogue
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Howard Jacobson
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Evie Wyld
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2014

Meredith Hooper
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Boris Johnson
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Steven McRae
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2013

Frederick Fox
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Guy Griffiths
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Rebecca Richards
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2012

Barry Humphries
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Matthew Jukes
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Yasmin Sewell
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2011

Stuart Devlin
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Lord Goodlad
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Tim Minchin
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2010

John Willliams
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Robert Wilson
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Dr. Ainsley Newson
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2009

Gill Hicks
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Sir David Attenborough
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Matt Wilkin
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2008

Sir Michael Hintze
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Lord Carrington
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Chloe Chick
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2007

Sir Charles Mackerras
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Lord Dorfman
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Joe Roff
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2006

Lord Broers
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Baroness Greenfield
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Shane Osborn
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2005

Lord May
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Alan Whicker
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Harry Kewell
The Young Achiever of the Year in the UK

2004

Clive James
The Australian of the Year in the UK

Hazel Murphy
The Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK

Australian of the Year in the UK

Honorary Australian of the year in the UK

Young Australian Achiever of the year in the UK

Lifetime Achievement Award

Maurice de Rohan AO, OBE

The Australia Day Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award will not be an annual award.

The inaugural Chairman of the Foundation Maurice de Rohan died on October 5, after his courageous battle with cancer. Maurice was the driving force and key organiser in establishing the Australia Day Foundation, and the Australia Day Awards in the UK. Agent General for South Australia from 1998 Maurice was active right to the end, and on October 4 he was presented with the Order of Australia in official recognition of his enormous achievement.

John Martin, a close friend and member of the Foundation, in his tribute at the funeral said: “Maurice was a truly outstanding South Australian who made an unparalleled contribution towards promoting the interests of Australia in the UK and to strengthening the important relationship between the two countries. Maurice was a great leader and diplomat and he will be greatly missed in the community.”

At the 2007 Gala Dinner, the Foundation intended to present Maurice with the Australia Day Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His son Jon accepted the award on his behalf.

Maurice de Rohan AO, OBE – a truly remarkable Australian.

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