Nick Hudson named 2024 WA Australian of the Year Local Hero

26 Jan 2024

This week our founder, Nick Hudson, attended the Australian of the Year Awards in Canberra after being recognised as the 2024 WA Australian of the Year Local Hero.  

Those in attendance applauded as Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO were announced to the nation as 2024 Australians of the Year by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese from the National Arboretum. Long and Scolyer are pioneering doctors and co-medical directors of the Melanoma Institue Australia. A huge congratulations to them both, and to 2024 Young Australian of The Year Emma McKeon, Senior Australian of The Year Yalmay YunupiƋu and Australia’s Local Hero, David Elliott. 

All of us at The Push-Up Challenge congratulate the incredible national, state and territory recipients, who have each made our nation a little better off with their exceptional achievements and leadership. 

“It has been a huge honour to be recognised among this group of inspiring Australians,” says Nick. 

We’re so proud of Nick for his work inspiring Aussies to get on board the #pushforbetter mental health in Australia. From a few push-ups between mates in 2017; to over 400,000 event participants who have raised over $40 million for mental health, it’s been a big seven years.  

“My ultimate goal is to make Australia a country that is more proactive around mental health,” says Nick. “I want to put the spotlight on mental health and make it as important as physical health. We need people to be able to discuss mental health in a more open way.” 

It’s incredible to see Nick’s mental health advocacy and leadership recognised as WA 2024 Local Hero, among this phenomenal group of Aussies, and together with Nick, we can’t wait to continue pushing for better mental health.  

Want to join Nick in the #pushforbetter mental health? The Push-Up Challenge 2024 kicks off on June 5, 2024. Register your interest today and we'll let you know when registrations are offocially open.