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Global Australian Awards

The Global Australian Awards recognise Global Australians – including Australians living and working overseasinternational alumni of Australian universities, and recent migrants to Australia. The Awards showcase the achievements of these inspiring global Australians who are innovating in their field and shaping the world.

Nominations for the Global Australian Awards are now open all year round. If you know any global Australian who is doing awesome things around the world, or you are one of them, you can nominate here.

Selected by a judging panel of eminent Australians, the Global Australian Awards winners and finalists are outstanding individuals who are shaping our world. Meet our 2023 cohort here.


Winners are recognised in the following broad industry/sector categories:

  • Alumni
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Creative Excellence
  • Emerging Leadership
  • Global Talent
  • Indo-Pacific Impact
  • Science, Research & Health
  • Social Impact
  • Technology & Entrepreneurship

In addition to the above categories, the Judging Panel will recognise individuals who have made a significant global impact throughout their careers. Similar to a lifetime achievement award, nominees for this category may be household names in Australia or, as determined by the judges, deserving of increased recognition among Australians.


You may nominate yourself and/or others. Eligible nominees must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident; OR alumni of an Australian university who are non-Australian citizens or residents
  • Be living overseas currently, or be living overseas up until the year of nomination (except for the Global Talent category)
  • Be working and/or active within your industry (i.e. not in initial studies or fully retired)
  • Not be a current Advance Ambassador, or a current member of Advance staff / Advance Board of Directors / Advance Asia Advisory Committee.
  • A nominee may be considered for more than one category
  • Unsuccessful nominees may re-nominate in subsequent years
  • Award winners cannot receive a second award in the same award category. They can be considered for recognition in a separate category in following years
  • Groups of people or couples will normally not be eligible, though in exceptional cases the selection panel reserves the right to consider such nominations
  • The selection panel reserves the right to determine the relevance of nominations and to move nominees across categories
  • All category winners will be considered for the Global Australian of the Year Award
  • No weight is given to multiple submissions for the same nominee
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously
  • For the Alumni category, nominees must be alumni of an Australian university program and a non-Australian citizen or resident


Watch the Global Australian Awards