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2021 Australian of the Year recipients

2021 Australian of the Year national recipients. Credit: National Australia Day Council

Chevron Australia is proud to be the inaugural National Diversity and Inclusion Partner of the Australian of the Year Awards.

For 60 years, the Australian of the Year Awards have recognised the achievements and contributions of Australians who inspire and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Recipients, nominees and supporters this year came together to Reflect, Respect and Celebrate at events held across the country, with a national ceremony broadcast live from Canberra.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented awards to national recipients in the Local Hero, Young Australian of the Year and Senior Australian of the Year categories, as well as 2021 Australian of the Year Grace Tame.

“Our stories now number more than 25 million Australians, they are all important, they are all respected, woven together to make us strong. These awards are an annual reminder of just what Australians can do and achieve.”

Scott Morrison

Prime Minister

A passionate advocate for survivors of sexual assault, Grace was successful in winning the right to publicly self-identity as a survivor of sexual violence with assistance from the powerful #LetHerSpeak campaign and continues to push for legal reform and raise public awareness around the ongoing impacts of sexual violence.

In a recorded address, Chevron Australia Managing Director Al Williams reflected on the power of Human Energy – an idea at the heart of how we do business at Chevron.

“Human Energy is about choosing to make a difference to the lives of others around us. It’s about seeing a problem and pursuing a solution with passion and purpose,” said Williams.

“These individuals are ordinary people doing extraordinary things while inspiring and challenging us all to help create a better Australia.

“The diversity of their thoughts, talents and experiences – together with their tremendous courage, selflessness and resilience – are why Chevron is extremely proud to be the National Diversity and Inclusion partner of the Australian of the Year Awards.”

Chevron Australia values diversity of all kinds, and we are committed to learning from and respecting the cultures in which we operate. We congratulate all nominees, finalists and recipients of the 2021 Australian of the Year Awards – read their stories below.

See the full list of 2021 Australian of the Year state and national recipients >

Learn more about the Western Australian state recipients >