For Participants

The Duke of Ed is an internationally recognised program for anyone aged 14 to 24 where you will Volunteer in your community, develop Skills, join in Physical Recreation, and embark on Adventurous Journeys.

What is The Duke of Ed

Find out about The Duke of Ed Award and how it works!


Benefits of Participating

What can you actually get out of doing the Award?


Award Sections

Find out what the Sections are, how to choose Assessors, the benefits, requirements plus lots of great activity ideas too!


How To Get Started

You can do the Award through a registered Award Unit or as an Independent Participant!


Service Providers

Browse through this directory on various organisations that can provide Duke of Ed opportunities.



Continue your involvement with The Duke of Ed and join our Alumni!



We want you to feel safe when completing your Award activities. If you have any questions or concerns please visit:,-families-and-young-people/child-protection/about-child-abuse

  • “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