Nominate your communityís local heroes ...now ...itís easy!!!

For the first time this year, the Australian of the Year Awards will bring together the Australian of the Year, the Young Australian of the Year, and the Senior Australian of the Year. Also new this year, the Local Hero Awards will recognise local people who make a difference with their contributions and achievements in their local community.

State and Territory winners will be announced at functions in November. The Prime Minister will announce the national winners in a live telecast on 25†January†2003.

It is easy to nominate people for any of these awards.

Hurry! Nominations close 23†September†2002. Youíll need to get a nomination form by calling 1300†130†279. You can make a nomination on line through www.australianoftheyear.gov.au The Department of Transport and Regional Services supports the 2003 Australian of the Year Awards as a Government Partner with the Department of Family and Community Services and Department of Health and Ageing.

For more information contact 1300†130†279.