Paralympics Australia recognises the achievements of Paralympic athletes, coaches and administrators through several awards, including the Australian Paralympian of the Year.
The award and title is the highest honour for an Australian Paralympic athlete and is awarded in a Paralympic Summer Games year to an athlete who has won a medal from the Games or has achieved outstanding results and performed their personal best.
Paralympics Australia established the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame to recognise individuals who have:
- made a significant contribution to Australian success at the Paralympic Games
- enhanced the profile and understanding of Paralympic sport and Paralympic athletes in Australia
- promoted the role of the Paralympic movement in the development of Australian sport and society.
Since 2011, six athletes and three administrators have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. They are:
- Frank Ponta
- Louise Sauvage OAM
- Kevin Coombs OAM
- Tracey Freeman
- David Hall OAM
- Daphne Hilton
- Sir George Bedbrook OBE
- Ron Finneran OAM
- Adrienne Smith OAM
Find out more about the Hall of Fame structure and selections process.