The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. The Young Australian of the Year has been awarded since 1979.

The 2019 Young Australian of the Year is 22-year-old Indigenous rapper, musician and dancer Danzal Baker, of Darwin, NT.

Mr Baker is a multi-talented, multi-lingual, Indigenous artist otherwise known as Baker Boy. He works across rap, dance, acting and visual art and is the first Indigenous artist to achieve mainstream success rapping in the Yolngu Matha language.

Mr Baker has won triple j's Unearthed competition and has been an award winner at the National Indigenous Music Awards.

He is using his talent to inspire young people in remote Indigenous communities and encourage them to embrace their culture and embrace opportunities to lead their communities.

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