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Brendan Nottle nominated for major national award

Brendan Nottle nominated for major national award

Brendan Nottle nominated for major national award

19 October 2019

Major Brendan Nottle has been nominated for the Victoria Australian of the Year Award.

By Scott Simpson

Major Brendan Nottle has been named among four nominees for the 2020 Victoria Australian of the Year Awards.

Major Nottle has been recognised for his work at The Salvation Army’s 614 Corps in central Melbourne, where he oversees a large team including around 1000 volunteers, to help people who are homeless or suffering from mental health issues, addiction or social poverty.

He has been announced as a nominee alongside Neale Daniher (former AFL player and now an advocate for Motor Neurone Disease awareness), Adele Ferguson (award-winning journalist) and Archie Roach (singer, songwriter, musician and campaigner for the rights of First Nations Australians).

The successful nominee for the 2020 Victoria Australian of the Year will be announced on Wednesday 23 October, at Government House in Melbourne. They will then join the other state and territory recipients for the national awards ceremony at the National Arboretum in Canberra on 25 January.

National Australia Day Council CEO Karlie Brand said the Victorian nominees were extraordinary Australians whose achievements were making a difference to their communities and the nation.

“The 60th anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards is a particularly special time to be nominated,” said Ms Brand. “The 2020 Victorian nominees are people who are making a positive impact in society and inspiring others.”


  1. Congratulations to Brendan on your nomination.

  2. Congratulations Brendan. It’s so encouraging to be acknowledged but, more satisfying when the people who are directly influenced by you, are capable of expressing their thanks. Well done.

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