Social and disability advocates, medical specialists, Indigenous leaders, a champion for veterans and a community hero are just some of the nominees for the 2018 Queensland Australian of the Year Awards.
The Queensland Award nominees announced today are in the running to be named Queensland Australian of the Year, Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, Queensland Young Australian of the Year and Queensland Local Hero.
The 2018 Queensland Award nominees are:
2018 QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Rochelle Courtenay – Homeless women’s advocate (Sandgate)
Dr Glenn Gardner – Pioneering maternal fetal surgeon (Brisbane)
Johnathan Thurston – NRL player and Indigenous mentor (Townsville)
Paul White – Sports administrator (Bardon)
2018 QUEENSLAND SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Aunty Faye Carr – Aboriginal elder (Ipswich)
Carmel Crouch – Disability advocate (Sunshine Coast)
Dr Dimity Dornan AO – Hearing health specialist and bionics advocate (Brisbane)
Dr Barry Kirby – Humanitarian doctor (Carool)
2018 QUEENSLAND YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Courtney Crack – All abilities dance teacher (Corinda)
Olivia Hargroder – Advocate for people with Down Syndrome (Brisbane)
Tamara Richardson – Youth ambassador (Rockhampton)
Philip Thompson – Veterans’ champion (Townsville)
2018 QUEENSLAND LOCAL HERO
Aguek Nyok – Community superman (Coopers Plains)
Grant James Pforr – Community champion (Gold Coast)
Philippa ‘Pip’ Russell – Children’s entertainer and innovator (Brisbane)
Luke Terry – Social entrepreneur (Toowoomba)
The Queensland Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced on Wednesday 8 November at the Old Museum Building in Brisbane.