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March 1, 2023
Duke of Edinburgh's Award calls for young Australian volunteer recruits

Siblings and water polo players Lily and Sam Welling are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Picture by Keegan Carroll While most Australian school students were stuck at home doing remote learning during the pandemic, siblings Sam and Lily Welling decided to volunteer at the local drama theatre and train as army cadets. Full article […]

January 24, 2023
Call for young Australians to join new Youth Advisory Groups and have a say on issues important to them

We're excited to share that the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition are working with the Australian Government to launch five new Youth Advisory Groups. These groups will see 40 young people working with federal departments and agencies to help shape national policies and programs. Each advisory group will focus on a different policy area, and will […]

September 8, 2022
In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ~ 21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022

Marking the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II It is with great sadness that our charity, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - Australia, and our friends throughout the world within The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association, acknowledge the death of Her Majesty The Queen. The Queen was a remarkable woman who dedicated […]

June 16, 2022
We chat with Duke4Sport partner, Swimming W.A

Swimming W.A recently came on board as a Duke4Sport partner last year. Seeing the benefit of giving their Swimming Clubs the opportunity to start delivering the Award directly to their swimmers, they have given many young people the opportunity to complete their Award where there are no school Award Centres available to them. We are […]

June 15, 2022
The Hon Larry Anthony was appointed an Officer of the Order Australia

  We are delighted to share the news that The Hon Larry Anthony was appointed an Officer of the Order Australia, as announced by the Governor General in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Larry has been recognised for his numerous and diverse distinguished contribution to the people, Parliament of Australia, to political institutions, to business, […]

July 7, 2021
Young Participant Leadership helps grow the Award

Please see a wonderful interview from Young Leader, Kristi Garratt from Gilson College, Victoria, by her Award Leader, Mrs Naude. “In her capacity as Young Award Leader, Kristi Garratt has been an excellent ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program. As she has done in every aspect of her Award completion, she has […]

June 30, 2021
Oxley College, Bowral, commemorates a very special day

A few weeks ago Oxley College from Bowral NSW celebrated what would have been HRH Prince Philip’s 100th birthday. Award Coordinator, Timothy Dibdin advised  their Award Community at Oxley College enjoyed a lovely time celebrating Prince Philip’s 100th birthday by holding a special recess.  "The students sang with gusto and it actually started sleeting. Prince […]

April 13, 2021
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation video
April 13, 2021
Statement from the Chair, The Hon Gary Nairn AO

A Committed Champion of Young People As a global Award family, we are deeply saddened by the death of our Founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, AK; a committed champion of young people. The Duke of Edinburgh’s unwavering commitment to young people began in 1956, when The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was established. […]

April 11, 2021
Book of Condolences

As a global Award family, we are deeply saddened by the death of our Founder, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, AK. A committed champion of young people; His Royal Highness leaves the world and its young people with an extraordinary legacy. If you would like to share a message of condolence, or a […]