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April 9, 2021
Celebrating the life of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, AK 1921 - 2021

An inspirational and committed champion of young people worldwide  It is with great sadness that The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award acknowledges the death of our Founder HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT, AK. Sixty-five years ago, His Royal Highness established The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the UK and 62 years ago in […]

March 31, 2021
New Award Resources

We have some new Award Resources we are very excited to share with you!   1: New Australian Brand Guidelines Logo and Brand Guidelines   2:New Award Level Guides Doing the Award     3: New Award Brochure Award Brochure 4:New Award Journey Map Award Journey Map

February 23, 2021
Flinders Island District High School student first to receive Bronze Duke of Ed Award this century on the Island

IN THE NEWS February 23, 2021 Congratulations to Flinders Island District High School student Connor Wheatley who is the first on the Island this century to complete his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, Australia. He accepted his award from the Award's State Manager in Tasmania, Mr Steve Halloran. Article - Flinders Island Student Bronze […]

January 28, 2021
New Virtual Exploration (VBE) Webpage

Our new Virtual Exploration (VE previously known as the VBE) webpage is up and running! To find out more about the VE and how you and your Award Centre can access it click here: VIRTUAL EXPLORATIONS

January 15, 2021
ORB Update

ORB Update Complete!   The International Award Foundation will be updating the Online record book, due to this, the ORB will be offline between 6pm on Sat 16th January until 5am Tues 19th January (AEST). The purpose of the update is to provide a stable server for the Online Record Book than the existing platform […]

December 15, 2020

World’s largest youth organisations and WHO launch global mobilization to respond to disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on young people Funding for community programs, engaging youth in solutions to address COVID-19 and Global Youth Summit are key features of this new mobilization   A new ground-breaking global youth mobilization was launched today to invest in and […]

November 17, 2020
New National Award Trail launched in the Northern Territory!

In the midst of the Coronavirus, a new National Award Trail was launched in the Northern Territory. Although due to restrictions a large gathering to mark the occasion could not be held, The Southern Walks in Nitmiluk National Park will still make up part of the 10 National Award Trails throughout Australia. The Southern Walks is […]

September 14, 2020
#ACT4SDGs - Achieving SDG no.3 through the Award

This September is a unique moment when the United Nations General Assembly will convene all world leaders for the first time since the pandemic began. They will mark five years since 193 countries endorsed the Goals, as well as the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The 2020 Global Week to Act4SDGs, on September 18-26, […]

August 27, 2020
Rest In Peace Ian Curlewis

Ian Curlewis, passed away gracefully in Orange on 19 August 2020, just short of his 91st birthday. Farewelled with love by wife, Beverley, and children Amanda, Luisa, Tony, Matthew, and their families. Ian was an instigator in the establishment of the Duke of Ed in the ACT in the early 1980s. At the time he was also instrumental in establishing Outward Bound Australia’s […]

August 12, 2020
Duke Of Ed Award Holders Are Ready For Our New World!

This International Day of Youth we are celebrating the resilience, determination and creativity that Award participants have shown in the face of COVID-19. We will be sharing stories, quotes and statistics of Award participants who strived to achieve their Award through the Coronavirus Pandemic showing that they are ready for the new normal in this […]