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The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards are our chance to celebrate the many senior Victorians who share their skills, experience, time, and energy with our community. The awards are presented annually each October as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.

2023 Victorian Senior of the Year Awardees with the Governor and Minister Stitt

The 2023 Awards were announced at a Ceremony at Government House on Wednesday 11 October, hosted by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC, Governor of Victoria and Minister for Ageing Ingrid Stitt.

The Awardees are:

  • Mr Andrew Suggett OAM, Premier's Senior of the Year Award.
  • Mrs Hanh Tran, Promotion of Multiculturalism Award
  • Mr Douglas Sloan OAM, Healthy and Active Living Award
  • Mr Maxwell Primmer, Ageing Well Award
  • Mr Dennis Clarke, Veteran Community Award

The COTA Senior Achiever Awardees are:

  • Mr Shashi Kochhar OAM
  • Ms Robbie Rae
  • Mrs Gwenyth Barbary OAM
  • Mrs Rachel Sandey
  • Ms Annette Ward
  • Mr Antonio Bentincontri
  • Mr Ian Barclay
  • Mrs Lorna Green
  • Mr Eamon Naughton
  • Mr David Martin OAM
  • Mrs Lesley Twidle
  • Mrs Elizabeth Vescio
  • Mr Kevin Healey
  • Mr Ian Ashton

Read more about the 2023 recipients

Reviewed 22 December 2023