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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia (the Award) requires Award Centres to have insurance cover for all Participants and Volunteers (see Insurance obligations as referenced in the Award Centre Licence Agreement or see link below). This includes both personal accident and public liability insurance. Participants, their families and Volunteers need to refer to their Award Centres for further details. A checklist (see link below) has been provided to assist Award Centres with applications.

The NAO certificate of currency and insurance schedules outlining coverage, geographical limits and limitations of liability are available on this website (see links below). It is important to regularly review the NAO’s insurance certificates and schedules as they are updated annually.

Duke of Ed Public and Product Liability Certificate of Currency 2023-2024

Group Personal Accident Certificate of Currency 2023-2024

Duke of Ed National Insurance Obligations for Award Centres

Insurance Checklist

High risk activities  If activities undertaken are considered to be in a ‘high’ risk category by your Award Centre, then the onus of responsibility is on the Participant or Guardian to check their activity is covered under their Award Centre’s insurance policy or, if required by the Award Centre, to take out separate insurance in relation to these ‘high’ risk activities.  The NAO does not, itself, have nominated ‘high’ risk activities. As stated, it is up to the Participant or Guardian to check their activity is covered under their Award Centre. 

Reporting incidents  For any incident or accident, an Incident Report form is required to be completed in conjunction with the Participants’ and Volunteers’ Award Centre. A copy will be forwarded to your State/Territory Award Operating Authority as soon as possible. 

Award Centres – Insurance Application  The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia facilitates Personal Accident insurance and Public and Product Liability insurance for Award Centres that do not have any insurance or require top-up cover for any gaps in coverage limits, as stipulated in the sub-licence agreement. There are organisations that have pre-approved insurance, you can find these details here.

These insurance policies can, upon request, cover the Participants and Voluntary Workers of Award Centres where they are undertaking activities relating to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program.  Should your Award Centre wish to apply for Personal Accident insurance and Public and/or Product Liability insurance, please complete the Insurance Application form.


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