Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a leading non-formal education youth development program, empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world.

Girl Guides Victoria is proud to deliver the Award to youth members aged 14+ and Olave and adult members aged 18-25. The Award will challenge you to extend your abilities by regularly participating in a Skill, Physical Recreation and Voluntary Service activity, as well as taking part in an Adventurous Journey.

There are three levels of the Award available, each one progressively more challenging.

How do I complete my Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?

Girl Guides Victoria members complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award through the State Girl Guides Victoria Award Centre. Unlike many other Girl Guide badges and awards, you will not be assessed by your normal Leader and peer group for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (however we encourage you to share your progress with your unit)! One of our trained Girl Guide Duke of Edinburgh Award Leaders will support you through your Award journey.

It is still a good idea to talk to your Unit Leader prior to starting the Award, as this may provide an opportunity to discuss cross-crediting and other opportunities.

The cost for each level of the Award is as follows:

  • Bronze Award: $179
  • Silver Award: $189
  • Gold Award: $199

Funding support is available through the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia to members who may require assistance with Award fees and costs.


Registering for The Award and further information

Are you interested in participating in the Award, or do you have any questions? Please email dukeofed@guidesvic.org.au for more information. An Award Leader will be able to provide you with the steps to register for The Award.

You can read more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on their official website here.


Cross-crediting Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award can be cross-credited with other Award programs.
Learn about the current options


Information Sessions 2023

In July, the Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator ran 2 informaton sessions.
The presentation slides can be found here. A recording of the session will be made available shortly. 28/07/2023.