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Australian of the Year 2022 airs Tues 25 Jan on ABC TV

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From Canberra’s National Arboretum, hosted by Hamish Macdonald and Susie Youssef, the Australian of the Year Awards recognise the achievements of extraordinary Australians.

ABC proudly presents the Australian of the Year Awards on Tuesday, January 25, live from Canberra’s National Arboretum from 7.30pm AEDT on ABC TV, ABC iview, ABC NEWS channel, ABC social and ABC Radio.

The Australian of the Year Awards celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding Australians throughout the last year.

There are 33 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 2022.
The event will include performances by Marcia Hines.

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 credits: ABC Executive Producer, Marie Davies.

Airdate: Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 7.30pm on ABC TV.