Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has been named 2015 Australian of the Year.
Ms Batty shot to prominence after her 11-year-old son Luke was killed by his father in a very public assault. Now Australian of the Year, she says she will continue to use her story to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Ms Batty was one of four women honoured at this year's Australian of the Year Awards - the first time in the 55 year history of the awards this has happened.
The Senior Australian of the Year Award has gone to children's author Jackie French. 21-year-old Drisana Levitzke-Gray of Balga, Western Australia is the Young Australian of the Year. The fifth generation in her family to be born deaf, Ms Levitzke-Gray is dedicated to helping other deaf people. Charity founder Juliette Wright is this year's Local Hero. The 41-year-old from Camp Mountain, Queensland founded GIVIT an online portal to ensure quality household goods get to those most in need in times of personal crisis.