30 plus years strong

Commonwealth Bank celebrate longstanding partnership

Sydney, 24 November 2010:

The Commonwealth Bank is delighted to announce that it has renewed its partnership of the Australian of the Year Awards – the national awards program which recognises the most outstanding Australians. 

The Commonwealth Bank has proudly partnered with the Awards for over 30 years, which makes it one of the longest standing corporate partnerships in the country.

Trent Moy, General Manager: Corporate Sustainability and Partnerships, Commonwealth Bank said: “Since the Commonwealth Bank’s inception, almost 100 years ago, we have supported local communities and individuals that make a positive difference to our nation.

“We are extremely honoured to continue our partnership with the National Australia Day Council and we are looking forward to meeting the 2011 Australian of the Year Awards finalists.”

Tam Johnston, Director of the Australian of the Year Awards said: “For over 30 years we have been fortunate enough to have the support of a great organisation that shares similar principles and goals. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Commonwealth Bank and recognising great Australians who make us all proud.”  

The Australian of the Year Awards are just one of many partnerships that the Commonwealth Bank is involved in. For a full list of our community initiatives and partnerships, please visit: www.commbank.com.au/community


To arrange an interview with Commonwealth Bank General Manager Corporate Sustainability and Partnerships, Trent Moy, contact:

Louisa Galligani

Public Relations Advisor

P (02) 9118 1784 / M 0468 987 335

About the Australian of the Year Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards.

The Australian of the Year Awards provides all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 60 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia's Local Hero

The Awards operates at two levels – state/territory and national.  State and territory selection committees select four finalists for each award category, with one of these finalists becoming the state/territory award recipient.  State/territory award recipients then become the national finalists for the awards.

The prestigious year round program culminates in the announcement of the national award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.

The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council.