Western Australian of the Year

Awards 2017

The 2017 Western Australian of the Year Award finalists have been announced!

After receiving an unprecedented number of nominations, we are thrilled to confirm the finalists for the 2017 Western Australian of the Year Awards are:

Aboriginal Award – Presented by Wesfarmers
Olive Knight (Kankawa Nagarra)
Angela Ryder
Phillip Walley-Stack
Gina Williams

Arts and Culture Award – Presented by Woodside Energy
Marcus Canning
Alec Coles OBE
Jenny Davis OAM
Lynda Dorrington

Business Award
Julie Adams
Marion Fulker
Andrew Forrest AO

Community Award – Presented by Alcoa of Australia
Fay Alford
Peter Lyndon-James
Catia Malaquias
Angie Paskevicius

Professions Award
Prof. David Blair
Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Prof. Jessica Meeuwig
Prof. Peter Thompson

Sports Award – Presented by Hardy Brothers Jewellers
Renee Baker
Dennis Cometti
Jan Cooper
Natalie Medhurst

Youth Award – Presented by BHP Billiton
Shelley Cable
Tash Dale
Ryan Morich
Melissa Northcott

The overall Western Australian of the Year will be selected from the 7 category winners.

It is undeniable that the calibre of this year’s is exceptional, with an extraordinary and inspirational list of accomplishments and contributions among them.

We wish all our finalists the very best for these Awards.

All finalists and winners will be honoured at the Western Australian of the Year Award Gala Dinner on Friday 2nd June, 2017. If you would like to attend this prestigious event, tickets are now available at:

If you missed out on this year’s awards, please sign up to our newsletter and we will keep you updated on the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards.

The Western Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contribution to our state by those born and bred in Western Australia, or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.

The Awards celebrate excellence in business leadership, social entrepreneurship and innovation; improving the profile of WA arts and culture; inspirational role models in the Aboriginal community; positive social, scientific and economic impact; achievement in sport; and improving the lives of young Western Australians and the community as a whole.

There are 7 categories that you can nominate for:

Celebrate WA acknowledges with gratitude and appreciation the substantial support it receives from its major supporters, award sponsors and corporate partners. 

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