BENDIGO musician and advocate for homeless people Luke Owens is a finalist in the Victorian Australian of the Year Awards 2014.
The Victorian Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced on October 31 at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
The Victorian award recipients will then join recipients from all other states and territories as finalists for the national awards which will be held on January 25 in Canberra.
Mr Owens, 20, said he was honoured to be a finalist.
“I’m feeling very humbled and very surprised,” he said.
"It's something that has touched my heart.
“It’s such a prestigious honour.”