Dylan Alcott AO

Paralympian, advocate & Australian of the year | Australia

Dylan Alcott is the Australian of the Year 2022 and one of the country’s most successful and well recognised Paralympians. In 2021 he became the only male in any form of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open Championships, together with his gold medal from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. In 2017, he launched the Dylan Alcott Foundation, a foundation created to help young Australians with a disability achieve their goals in the workplace, on the sporting field or at university. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2022 for distinguished service to Paralympic sport, particularly to tennis and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organisations.