The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Walking on the Bibbulmun Track is a popular activity for students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

Students can plan their own expedition – or join one of the events run by the Foundation.

Events which meet the criteria for the Bronze or Silver Award are marked with the Duke of Edinburgh logo on our overnight walks.

Awards WA is proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged between 13 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations. Each young person who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves their physical well-being, volunteers in their community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment. All Participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, Supervisors, and mentors.

Today more than 130 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 60 years. The program gives a structure for young Australians aged 13 – 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.

Awards WA is also proud to offer the Ignite Award, a challenging program of discovery for young people aged 10 – 14 providing a framework to learning valuable skills, assisting others in the community, being active and experiencing adventures.

For more information please go to our website www.awardswa.org.au