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Australian of the Year Awards and Concert 2016

Combined on one large stage in front of Parliament House, the Australian of the Year Awards and Concert will bring together great Australians and great entertainment in one unforgettable event.

The evening’s entertainment includes Jimmy Barnes, Samantha Jade, Nathaniel and Cyrus Villanueva.

National Australia Day Council Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Lasek said this year’s event will be better than ever with the Awards and Concert integrated into one giant show.

“We’ve got a big new stage, some of Australia’s greatest and hottest new performers and 32 of our most inspiring Australians all together in one big celebration,” says Mr Lasek.

“I know the people of Canberra will again welcome our Australian of the Year Awards finalists with enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing the crowd waving their flags, dressed in green and gold, singing along and dancing as one.”

The Australian of the Year Awards and Concert is a free, family friendly event which is open to the public on the lawns in front Parliament House on 25 January 2016.

Gates will open at 5pm so get in early to grab a spot on the lawns and enjoy the evening’s program:

5:00pm – 7:00pm       Live music performances

7:00pm – 7:30pm       Roulettes display overhead

7:30pm – 9:00pm       Australian of the Year Awards – including special recognition of the 2015, Australians of the Year and announcement of the 2016 Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero. 

9:00pm – 10:30pm      Live music performances.