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Supporting Us

How you can support the delivery of the Award

There are several ways in which you can support our work. Take a look at the options below to see what suits you best or download our Supporter Information Pack here.

  • Ambassadors

    The Duke of Ed Ambassadors are both leaders and grass-root members of the community who use their talent, position and/or network to promote the value, …

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  • Sponsors & Supporters

    The Award is largely self funding in Australia with any grant support gratefully received from state/territory/federal government being typically directed to specific high need or …

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  • Special Projects

    Supporting Major Development and National Projects Our Special Projects fund was established to extend the reach of the Award, particularly to young people considered to …

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  • Alumni

    When you complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award you instantly become an important part of The Duke of Edinburgh Alumni Community. In the past …

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  • Charter for Business

    The Charter for Business is the Award’s corporate support group. Charter for Business members pledge $10,000 pa for 5 years. All the funds are used to for …

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  • World Fellow

    The World Fellowship aims to provide a stable financial foundation for the development of the International Award throughout the world. Through its support, the World …

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Diamond Challenge

Diamond Challenge

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Celebrate 60 years of the Award internationally by taking part in the Diamond Challenge

 

As part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Diamond Anniversary celebrations we’re inviting everyone to take the DofE Diamond Challenge.

The Challenge is inspired by the Award, asking you to take on your own adventure, personal or skill challenge.

Your challenge can be as big or as small as you like, from kayaking to mastering jam making. If it’s a challenge to you, it counts. And the best part is, it’s open to anyone of any age, anywhere!

So if you never had the chance to get involved while growing up, if your kids are doing it now, if you’re doing your Award now or if you’re just looking for a reason to get out of your comfort zone, seize the day

The Award in Australia is proud to support the international celebrations and is encouraging all Australians to participate in the UK’s DofE DIAMOND CHALLENGE. As this is an international milestone, Australian fundraising generated will be directed to supporting the development of the Award in the Solomon Islands.

Click here to find out more and sign up to the DofE Challenge today

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Diamond Challenge

Diamond Challenge

homepage

Celebrate 60 years of the Award internationally by taking part in the Diamond Challenge

 

As part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Diamond Anniversary celebrations we’re inviting everyone to take the DofE Diamond Challenge.

The Challenge is inspired by the Award, asking you to take on your own adventure, personal or skill challenge.

Your challenge can be as big or as small as you like, from kayaking to mastering jam making. If it’s a challenge to you, it counts. And the best part is, it’s open to anyone of any age, anywhere!

So if you never had the chance to get involved while growing up, if your kids are doing it now, if you’re doing your Award now or if you’re just looking for a reason to get out of your comfort zone, seize the day

The Award in Australia is proud to support the international celebrations and is encouraging all Australians to participate in the UK’s DofE DIAMOND CHALLENGE. As this is an international milestone, Australian fundraising generated will be directed to supporting the development of the Award in the Solomon Islands.

Click here to find out more and sign up to the DofE Challenge today

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Contact us

Contact Us

Call 1300 4 DUKES (1300 438 537)

  • Select Option 1 for the Online Record Book Helpdesk
  • Select Option 2 for your State/Territory Award Office
  • Select Option 3 for the National Award Office

Online Record Book Help Desk

ONLINE RECORD BOOK HELPDESK
Tel: 1300 438 537
Email: orb@dukeofed.com.au
NATIONAL AWARD OFFICE
Suite 3, Level 33
Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: 02 8241 1500 (prompt 3)
Fax: 02 9251 8993
Email: admin@dukeofed.com.au

ALUMNI Enquiries
Tel: 02 8241 1500 (prompt 3)
Fax: 02 9251 8993
Email: alumni@dukeofed.com.au

Contact your local office

NEW SOUTH WALES
Locked Bag 1422
Silverwater NSW 2128

Tel: 131 302(Prompt 4)
Email: dukeofed@sport.nsw.gov.au

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
19 Coyne Street
Fadden ACT 2904

Tel: 02 6291 1705
Email: dukeofedact@bigpond.com

VICTORIA
6/25-31 Argyle Street
Fitzroy 3065

Tel: 03 8412 9333
Email: info@dukeofedvic.org.au
Website: www.dukeofedvic.org.au

TASMANIA
PO Box 412
Glenorchy TAS 7010

Tel: 0422 110 401
Email: dukestasmania@gmail.com

QUEENSLAND
GPO Box 919
Brisbane QLD 4001

Tel: 1800 177 338
Email: qld.award.office@dete.qld.gov.au
Website: www.qld.gov.au/youth

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Suite 58, City West Centre, Railway St
West Perth WA 6005

Tel: 08 9321 4179
Email: info@dukeofedwa.org.au
Website: www.dukeofedwa.org.au

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
GPO Box 2441
Adelaide SA 5001

Tel: 02 8241 1530
Email:glen.christie@dukeofed.com.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY
GPO Box 4821
Darwin NT 0801

Tel: 08 8947 7071
Email:enquiries@dukesnt.com.au

Australian Air Force Cadets licensed to operate the Award in Australia

Australian Air Force Cadets licensed to operate the Award in Australia

aafc licence signing 21012016 canberraThe Australian Air Force Cadets AAFC have signed an historic agreement with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
The AAFC has been licensed to operate the Award in Australia as a National Award Unit. It is only the third license ever issued to an Award Unit in Australia, and is the result of many months of hard work by the Director of Operations AAFC WGCDR(AAFC) Danny Pieri and the AAFC National Duke of Ed Manager WOFF(AAFC) April-Ann Currie.

The License means they will be able to offer a national flat rate for members wishing to participate in the Award, and standardise the Award requirements across Australia for cadets and staff.

AAFC general training compliments the Award which means that cadets can enroll in the Award at 14 and use a significant part of their cadet training as part of their Award qualification.

Currently there are 936 AAFC members enrolled in the Award.

If you want to join the Award through the AAFC contact the AAFC National Manager WOFF(AAFC) April-Ann Currie by email on: ndem.opsd@aafc.org.au and she will put you in touch with the D of E coordinator in your Wing.

About Us

About Us

Today over 143 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program and more than 8 million young people have participated worldwide.  Locally over 700,000 young people have completed the Award in Australia in the past 50 years.

The program gives a structure for young Australians aged 14 – 25 to realise their ambitions and to change their world.  They will move beyond their comfort zones and gain a sense of real achievement and self-confidence.

Our Reach

Today, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Australia can be found right across the country, engaging over 35,000 young people and over 80,000 Volunteers annually. Our program is run in cities, rural and remote areas, through Government and independent schools, universities, and a wide range of organisations such as Indigenous communities, new refugee support programs, sports clubs, employers, prisons and youth detention centres and community organisations such as Surf Life Saving, disability groups and other youth programs. We also support Open Award Centres for young people to access the Award if there are no other convenient organisations in their community.

Our Vision

All young people in Australia are empowered to explore their potential and achieve success through access and participation in The Duke of Ed.

Our Purpose

To provide, promote and preserve a framework of Award participation that equips, engages and empowers all young people in Australia to explore their potential and to better understand who they are.

Our Commitment

Young people, regardless of their location or circumstance, are the central focus of all our endeavours.

Our Impact

Benefits

 Our Details

  • Established in 1962, after being first introduced in Australia in 1958.
  • 35,000 young people participating annually.
  • Over 700,000 Participants have completed their Award in Australia within the past 50 years.
  • Approximately 80,000 volunteers
  • Approximately 200,000 volunteer service hours pa by Award participants
  • The Duke of Ed operates in over 1,100 schools, youth organisations, community groups, correctional services, employers and Government departments.
  • The Duke of Ed has minimal infrastructure of its own – it is used by established organisations such as schools, universities and community organisations to extend their programs and provide recognition for the activities that their youth udnertake.

 Strategic Objectives

  1. Increase participation of young people in the Award in Australia;
  2. Ensure our program is of the highest quality and is delivered effectively;
  3. Ensure sustainability of the Award;
  4. To promote equity and ensure that all young people, regardless of their circumstance, have easy access to the Award program;
  5. To position the Award as a leader in the delivery of highly recognised non-formal education

 

Annual Reports

Can be viewed HERE

 

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