Every year we celebrate the achievement and contribution of Australians young and old through the Australian of the Year Awards.
The ceremony will be held on 25 January and with less than 10 days remaining until the awards ceremony, we wanted to showcase the amazing group of women who are all in the running for these prestigious awards.
There are generally four categories with each state or territory selecting their winner for each category. State or territory winners then become the national finalists for the awards.
For more information, go to the Australian of the Year website.
Images courtesy of Australian of the Year