The Advance Awards celebrate international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of their kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home.
The Advance Awards acknowledge achievements across a number of categories and on the night of the Awards a winner of the overall Advance Award is announced. The Advance Global Alumni Award celebrates an outstanding non-Australian alumnus of an Australian university. Distinguished Australian pioneers, who themselves have made significant impact on the global stage, select the winners.
Advance, together with the Australian Federal Government (through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), identified a need to showcase the work of current and emerging Australian leaders living abroad through the introduction of the Advance Global Australian Awards, as well as provide a unique opportunity to mentor our next generation of Australian leaders.
New ideas, technologies, products and services are the key to growing a stronger, more competitive economy and building a more socially inclusive society.
The annual awards were established as a means to build a culture that fosters these innovations among Australians and Australian businesses and promote Australia’s world-class educational institutions.
What is the process for nominating for an Award?
Individuals can nominate themselves based on a pre-determined set of criteria.
Individuals can nominate others based on a pre-determined set of criteria.