Victorian of the Year

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The Victorian of the Year is an award given to the most outstanding Victorian in any given year. The Victorian of the year is awarded in Melbourne by the Victoria Day Council as part of Victoria Day celebrations on Victoria Day, 1 July annually.

The Victorian of the Year should not be confused with the Victorian winner of the Australian of the Year, awarded in Canberra by the Australia Day Council as part of Australia Day celebrations on 26 January annually. Often the same people are winners of both awards. However, only the Victoria Day award is nominated and voted by Victorians.

Other awards in the same series include the Young Victorian of the Year, Organisation of the Year, Good Corporate Citizen of the Year, The Arts Award and the Local Achiever.

List of winners[edit]

The following individuals and organisations have been a winner in various classes under the Victoria Day Awards:[1]

Year Victorian of the Year Young Victorian of the Year Organisation of the Year Good Corporate Citizen Arts Award Local achiever
1995 Sang Nguyen
1996 Michael Quinn [2] Deanne Jakial
1997 Hugh Wirth AM Lynn Costello Country Fire Authority
1998 Andrew Kay Richard Allen Road Trauma Support Team (Vic) Inc Visy Industries
1999 Sue Natrass George Dukas Surf Life Saving (Victoria) Shannon's Corporation
2000 Susan Barton AM Jesse Martin OAM Anti-Cancer Council Graeme Goldsworthy
2001 Neil Comrie AM, APM Daniela Di Toro Victorian Women's Prison Council
Disabled Motorists (Victoria)
Bunnings Building Supplies Jeanne Pratt AO
2002 Bruce Ruxton AM, OBE Karen Chatto Asthma Foundation Ron Clarke Margaret Rich
2003 Jim Stynes OAM Hugh Evans[3] VicDeaf Bendigo Bank Royal South Street Society
2004 Tim Costello AO Cameron Rahles-Rahbula Lord Somers Camp Toyota Australia Adam Elliott
2005 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE Lisa Castle Aids, Hepatitis & Sexual Health Line Jayco Australia Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra Sergeant Gary Chandler (VICPOL)
2006 Les Twentyman AO Eliza Stankovic Lighthouse Foundation Fantastic Limited
2007 Carrillo Gantner AO Tom O'Connor Try Youth and Community Services TRUenergy
2008 Bert Newton AM, MBE Daniel Adams KIDS under cover Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
2009 Ron Barassi AM Thom Woodroofe The Salvation Army Ritchies Stores Pty Ltd
2010 Stephanie Alexander AO Wesa Chau Rescued With Love mecu Ltd
2011 Father Bob Maguire AM, RFD Amit Menghani Country Women's Association Incolink
2012 Moira Kelly AO Victor Victor Travellers Aid Pitcher Partners
2013 Jeanne Pratt AC[4] Nicholle Hussey Amaze (Autism Victoria) Linfox Dr Gerard Vaughan
2014 David Penington AC Melissa Tumeo Willing Older Workers Qenos Penny Hutchinson
2015 Judith Durham AO Luba Josevski Scope Cabrini Health Australian Tapestry Workshop
2016 Dr Alan Finkel AO Khurram Jahangir Khan St Kilda Mums VicSuper Bendigo Art Gallery

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Award winners". Victoria Day Awards. Victoria Day Council. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Professor Michael Quinn AM MBChB MGO MRCP (UK) FRANZCOG FRCOG CGO". Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Farouque, Farah (15 March 2008). "Out to change the world". The Age. Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Aisha Dow (1 July 2013). "Jeanne Pratt named Victorian of Year". The Age. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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