The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award targets young people aged 14 – 24 years old.

The programme is designed by young people to fit their own interests and abilities.  Throughout their Award journey, participants:

  • are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best

  • learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices

  • become connected and a contributor to their community

  • gain life skills such as communication, resilience, leadership, confidence and teamwork – which increases their career opportunities

    …… Plus memories and experiences that last a lifetime!

There are three levels to the Award—Bronze, Silver and Gold and each level has four specific sections that participants need to complete activities in:

choose a form of service and give practical service to others.  Examples: youth leadership, tree planting, sports coaching, surf life-saving, SPCA volunteer, school librarian
choose a hobby, a topic to study, or some other leisure interest and follow through regularly to improve your skill or knowledge.  Examples: sports referee, musical instrument, driving license, learn another language
take up a physical activity and reach a given standard or show improvement. Examples: netball, basketball, rugby, dance, martial arts, walking, swimming, gym
after basic training, including practice journeys, plan and carry out a venture that includes camping or staying in basic accommodation. Examples: tramping, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, horse riding
Gold level only



Students register online and download an app that gives them access to their own record book.

Registration fees(GST incl.)

  • Bronze and Silver – $86.25

  • Gold – $115.00