About Us

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and is currently present in more than 140 countries, having reached more than 8 million young people.

About the Award

Find out about the Award, our mission, our principles and how it works.

History

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956.

Our Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, is Patron of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia (Victoria).

Our Team

Who are we? Learn about our Board and staff.

Our Impact

Our core values, impact measures and testimonials.

Compass and Bridge Awards

Other than The Duke of Ed, Awards Victoria offers two additional programs — The Compass Award for young people aged 10–14, and The Bridge Award, for young people with a disability.

 
Testimonials
  • “Before, I would only dream of what I could do; now I still dream, but I also go out and do it!”

    Sam Burdon, Gold Awardee
  • “The current environment is very challenging for young people, so it’s important they try to make themselves more attractive to employers. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is highly valued by business because they know it helps to develop more rounded individuals.”

    HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, ADC Trustee
  • “I believe The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and other programs operated by the not-for-profit Awards Victoria Ltd are vital as they focus on developing our most valuable resource, our young people, who ultimately create the future of our community.”

    Gary Rowe, CEO, Safety Action Pty Ltd and Ambassador of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award