Help find the next Australian of the Year

It’s Australia’s most controversial award. Each year, when the Australian of the Year is announced, radio stations are inundated with listener calls criticising the decision. One thing you can bet on – few, if any, bothered to nominate an alternative.

Yet, every Australian has the right and the opportunity to participate in the selection process by nominating any other Australian who makes them proud to be an Aussie.

Your station can help find the Australian of the Year for 2005 by broadcasting one or more of 7 x 30 second Call for Nominations CSAs, featuring Steve Waugh, Kieren Perkins, Ian Kiernan, Bud Tingwell, and John Williamson. To download these clips simply go to the Free Audio Section of our website Or contact Sasha Kahan at Radiowise on (02) 9438 4000 for details.

As Australian of the Year is a topic that most Australians have an opinion on, running a schedule of these CSAs is an excellent way of encouraging your audience to participate in the outcome.

All four major categories of Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nominations:

Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year
Young Australian of the Year
Local Hero

Nomination forms are available using the link below; from branches of the Commonwealth Bank; Holiday Inns, or by calling 1300 655 193.