Dylan Alcott

Paralympic & Tennis Legend. Social Advocate. Actor.

2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO, is one of Australia’s most successful and well recognised Paralympians, media personalities and disability advocates. In 2021 he became the only male in any form of tennis to win the ‘Golden Slam’, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US Open Championships, and he is a Paralympic Gold Medallist in two different sports. He is a 23-time Grand Slam champion.

Since retiring from professional tennis Dylan has not slowed down in any way and his drive is stronger than even when he comes to his purpose and mission: to change perceptions so people with disability can live the lives they deserve to live.

In 2017, Dylan launched the Dylan Alcott Foundation, providing grants, scholarships and mentoring to young Australians with disability to eliminate the barriers of entry to get involved in sports, study, training, employment and business ownership. In the same year, he co-founded consultancy firm Get Skilled Access with a purpose to create a new generation of disability inclusion that is equitable for all. More recently, he co-founded and launched The Field Jobs – a dedicated platform to establish pathways between job seekers with a Disability and employers of all types in the marketplace.

Dylan was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2022 for distinguished service to Paralympic sport, particularly to tennis, and as a role model for people with disability, and to the community through a range of organisations.


  • Australia of the Year, 2022
  • Order of Australia (AO), 2022
  • 23x Grand Slam Champion (singles & doubles)
  • The first male tennis player in history to achieve the ‘Golden Slam’. All four Grand Slams and the Paralympic Gold Medal in a calendar year, 2021
  • TV Week Logie Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent, 2019
  • Launched ‘Ability Fest’, 2018
  • Immortalised in a Madame Tussauds Wax Figurine
  • Released his autobiography ‘Able: Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings’, 2018
  • Established the ‘Dylan Alcott Foundation’, 2017
  • Newcombe Medallist (Australia’s Highest Tennis Honour), 2017
  • Australian Paralympian of the year, 2016
  • Winner of 4x Paralympic Gold Medals and 2x Silver Medals across 2 different sports (Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball)


  • 15x Grand Slam Singles Champion
  • 8x Grand Slam Doubles Champion
  • 2x Paralympics Singles Champion
  • 1x Paralympics Doubles Champion