The McKinnon Prize for 2023 recognises the outstanding leadership of elected representatives who have driven positive impact through their vision, collaboration, courage and ethical behaviour this year.

The McKinnnon Prize now recognises outstanding leadership in three categories:

  • McKinnon Political Leader of the Year - Federal
  • McKinnon Political Leader of the Year - State / Territory
  • McKinnon Emerging Political Leader of the Year

Nominations for the 2023 McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership are now closed. Shortlisting and selection will take place in January and February 2024.


Nominations for The McKinnon Prize 2023 are now closed.

Further announcements will be made over the coming months ahead of announcement of the 2023 shortlists early in the New Year.

Find out more about past recipients and the McKinnon Prize through the years