Outstanding Australians were named at the 2020 ACT Australian of the Year awards at the National Gallery in October. The awards recognise and celebrate people who go above and beyond for their communities. The winner of the 2020 ACT Australian of the year is Katrina Fanning for her contribution to women's rugby league and for her passion for supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The 2020 ACT local hero is Julia Rollings for her work as a foster carer.
The 2020 ACT Young Australian of the year is Madeline Diamond and the 2020 ACT Senior Australian of the Year is Sue Salthouse.