Australian of the year nominee, Thomas Windsor is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for major health issues affecting men, including depression and prostate cancer. He has spent over a decade fundraising for men’s health organisations, by getting his friends together to compete in running events, including a gruelling half-marathon 1,300 metres up Mt Wellington.
After losing his father to suicide when he was 23, Tom turned a family tragedy into a commitment to help other men. He founded Mobart Mo Bros, which has grown every year to become Australia’s top Movember fundraising team for the past four years. Started as a way for his friends to show support after the loss of his father, the team of men and women are on a mission to stop so many men from dying too young.
The Mobart Mo Bros hold a range of events to engage the community – successfully attracting more than 600 registered participants and raising over $750,000 for Movember in the past 13 years.
Australian of the Year Awards:
Each year our nation celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all.
They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia.
The Awards honour an exceptional group of highly respected Australians who ignite discussion and change on issues of national importance.
The Australian of the Year Awards provides everyone with the opportunity to recognise any Australian who makes them proud.
The four Australian of the Year categories are:
Australian of the Year
Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
Australia’s Local Hero
The Awards operate at two levels – State/Territory and national.
State and Territory selection committees select four nominees for each Award category, with one of these nominees being announced as the State/Territory Award recipient.
The National Australia Day Council Board selects the Australians of the Year from the group of 32 State and Territory recipients.
The prestigious year-round program culminates in the announcement of the National Award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.
For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards, read about the history of how recipients are chosen:
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