The Global Australian Awards presented by Advance, recognise the work of remarkable Australians making an extraordinary impact on the global stage in industry sectors that are of particular importance to Australia.

Australians are known as being resourceful, creative and free-thinking. With our irrepressible sense of optimism combined with openness towards other cultures, it is no wonder that so many Australians and graduates of Australian universities choose to build their career globally. We know that succeeding professionally overseas means embracing risks, working in unfamiliar environments, and operating without an established network – it takes guts, curiosity and ambition. The Awards (known as the “Advance Awards” up until 2022) recognise and celebrate these qualities.

The Global Australian Awards recognise global Australians – including Australians living and working overseasinternational alumni of Australian universities, and recent migrants to Australia. The Global Australian Awards showcase the achievements of these inspiring global Australians who are innovating in their field and shaping the world. Selected by a judging panel of eminent Australians, the Global Australian Award winners and finalists are collectively known as the Advance GameChangers. Since 2012, Advance has promoted over 100 outstanding individuals who are shaping our world. Meet the 2022 GameChangers, and the GameChangers from 2012 to 2021.

Key dates and more info

Nominations for the Global Australian Awards 2023 are now closed. Thank you for your submissions! Find out our 2023 key dates below and review our frequently asked questions – which include info on the nomination process, eligibility criteria and selection criteria. If you still need more information, please email us.

Watch the 2022 Awards

Meet all the finalists and hear the winners as they were announced during the global broadcast on 7 September 2022, with special guest appearances from Cate Blanchett and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and many more. Watch here and check out the simultaneous satellite events that were held around the globe to bring the Advance community together.