Welcome to the Award in WA
The Award has operated in WA since 1962. As a non-profit incorporated association we are proud to deliver the world’s leading youth development program, helping young people to discover their purpose, passion and place in the world and become World Ready citizens. Our organisation’s primary goal is to ensure all young people in WA are provided the opportunity to participate in the Award regardless of their personal circumstances.
Gold Award Ceremony 2021
86 young Western Australians from 18 Award Centres have been recognised by the Governor of WA at the 2021 Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Gold Ceremony held on Thursday 16 September 2021 at Perth Town Hall.
Assisting the Governor on the night was Hon. Reece Raymond Whitby MLA, Minister for Emergency Services; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Volunteering and other notable WA High Achievers:
- Prof Lyn Beazley AO, a neuroscientist and educator, 2015 West Australian of the Year and former Chief Scientist for WA
- Alec Coles OBE, CEO of Western Australian Museum
- Chris Dawson, WA Police Commissioner
- Brant Garvey, Paratriathlete at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
- Christina Matthews, CEO, WA Cricket and former Australian Cricketer
- James McMahon, Highly decorated military veteran, Distinguished Service Medal and Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Past commander of the Australia’s elite SAS Regiment
- Bourby Webster, Founder and CEO of Perth Symphony Orchestra
- Prof Fiona Wood AM, Surgeon and Australian Living Treasure
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in WA Chief Executive Officer Katie Brown said the Gold Award recipients displayed incredible resilience and commitment to complete the program during what has been a challenging period for many communities.
The event was held through the ongoing and valued support of the Tony & Gwenyth Lennon Foundation.
Duke 4Sport Partners
Duke 4Sport Partnership
Duke 4Sport is a free partnership that connects young people aged 14 to 24 completing their Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with sporting clubs and organisations. Duke 4Sport partners can attract young players and volunteers by providing opportunities for Participants to complete their Physical Recreation, Skills and Voluntary Service sections of the Award.
If you are interested in partnering with a globally recognised Award to attract and retain young players and volunteers, and inspire young people to live an active, healthy and rewarding life apply now or contact us here.
Duke 4Sport Partners
Artistic Swimming WA
School Sport WA
Water Polo WA
TERTIARY EDUCATION PATHWAYS
ECU have approved The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as part of the portfolio of evidence that can be submitted with an application via the Experience Based Entry Scheme. This pathway includes access to most of the undergraduate courses at ECU.
Follow the link below to find out more:
18 May 2022: Award Leader Thank You and Refresher
September 2022: Gold Award Ceremony
Award Fees in WA
|Bronze New Participant Fee||Silver New Participant Fee||Gold New Participant Fee|
|$ 150.00||$ 175.00||$ 195.00|
To contact the WA office, head here.