Empowering young Victorians by delivering programs that develop leadership skills, resilience and self-esteem to the benefit of our communities.

Our programs create experiences that change lives as young people connect with their communities and are recognised for their achievements.

Each program empowers young people of any ability to develop their skills, improve their physical and mental health, increase their resilience, connect with new peers and mentors, and discover new pathways for their future.


Established in 1961 our core values – courage, community, innovation and integrity – underpin our commitment to providing equitable access and opportunities for all regardless of ability, social or economic circumstance.

Awards Victoria works with over 50,000 young people and 350 educational institutions and community organisations. Each organisation collaborates with government, community, business and other educational bodies to support their young people through the Awards.

We support this process, providing training and resources to create long-term, sustainable community partnerships.

Our Programs

  • Foster engaged, resilient young people
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Facilitate tangible connections with the community
  • Develop skills towards career aspirations

Outcome For Participants

  • Goal-oriented attitude
  • Personal challenge
  • New skills and fitness
  • Community engagement
  • Achievement, recognition and celebration of their participation

[ 10 to 13 YEAR OLDS ]

The Compass Award was designed specifically for students between the ages of 10 to 13 years old to provide them with the chance to participate in a range of activities which are fun, exciting and rewarding.

The Compass Award is a nationally recognised program for anyone aged 10 to 13 where you will Volunteer in your community, develop Skills, join in Physical Recreation, and embark on Adventurous Journeys.

Awards Victoria Ltd is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation. It recognises, respects and promotes children’s rights and is committed to protecting and empowering children who come into contact with the organisation. At Awards Victoria Ltd children are to be listened to, taken seriously and treated with sensitivity and compassion.

Awards Victoria Ltd acknowledges that children’s safety is the responsibility of the whole community and recognises its own responsibilities in keeping children safe from abuse. It has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.

Awards Victoria Ltd values diversity and will not tolerate discriminatory practices. It recognises the vulnerabilities of particular groups of children and pays particular attention to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the safety of children with a disability.