Finalists announced for 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards

Phil Walleystack, one of the this year's nominees.
Phil Walleystack, one of the this year's nominees.

THE finalists for the 2018 Western Australian of the Year Awards have been announced.

The awards celebrate exceptional West Australians who have made an extraordinary impact in the community and demonstrated excellence in their field.

Thirty-two finalists have been selected across seven categories, including the Wesfarmers Aboriginal Award, Woodside Energy Arts & Culture Award, Perdaman Business Award, Alcoa of Australia Community Award, APM Professions Award, Channel 7 Sports Award and the BHP Youth Award.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Crown Ballroom on Friday, June 1.

The Perth Symphony Orchestra will perform with a special guest.

Singer, songwriter Gina Williams, who received the Aboriginal Award in 2017, will this year treat guests to a program that includes a rendition of Under The Milky Way, originally by The Church, in Noongar.

The Awards Ceremony is the first official event of the WA Day long weekend – a multi-day celebration of everything that is unique and extraordinary about Western Australia, promoting inclusiveness for all people that choose to make WA their home.

Full list of finalists:

Aboriginal Award – Sponsored by Wesfarmers

Gail Allison
Wayne Bergmann
Colleen Hayward AM
Glenn Pearson

Arts and Culture Award – Sponsored by Woodside

John Barrington
Janet Holmes à Court AC
Andrew Charles Ross
Phillip Walley-Stack
Bourby Webster

Business Award – Sponsored by Perdaman

Peter Bradford
Alicia Curtis
Rick Fenny
Diane Smith-Gander

Community Award – Sponsored by Alcoa of Australia

Mike Daube AO
Garth Eichhorn
Greg Hebble
Joe Tuazama
Fadzi Whande

Professions Award – Sponsored by APM

Jonathan Carapetis
Harvey Millar
Robert Newton
Deborah Terry AO
James Trevelyan

Sport Award – Sponsored by Channel Seven

Ron Alexander
Andrew Liddawi
Rob Thompson
Peter Trench

Youth Award – Sponsored by BHP

Shelley Cable
Luke Hallam
Zal Kanga-Parabia
Sam Moyle
Greg Hire

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