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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a fantastic opportunity for councils to engage young people aged 14 to 24 in their LGA.

As a leading global youth development program, the Duke of Ed provides opportunities for young people to fulfil their personal passions and ambitions, and to connect with people and organisations in their local community.

As a Duke of Ed Activity Provider or Award Centre councils can engage local youth and offer them opportunities to complete their Award.

Benefits of partnering with the Duke of Ed

  • Reach more than 14,000 young people in NSW who participate in the Award annually
  • Strengthen community engagement with local youth
  • Help local youth achieve future study or employment goals
  • Connect with local High Schools and other organisations
  • Attract and retain young volunteers by offering opportunities to complete sections of the Award
  • Achieve organisational strategic objectives
  • Partnership opportunities promoted through a growing network of Award Centres


Our council library has benefitted enormously from the commitment of young people participating in the Duke of Ed. It’s also great for participants to learn about the world, make social connections, and engage with inspiring literature. Voluntary work from Participants has helped us improve the accessibility of our collections, services and programs.

Samantha Cadwallen – Blacktown City Council 

Council mapping tool

Our team can assist in mapping the Award against your programs and developing promotional resources. Below is an example of how the Award can be applied at your council.

Duke of Ed Council Mapping

Current Council partners

Award Centres


Activity providers

  • Orange City Council
  • Blacktown City Council
  • Camden Council
  • Canterbury and Bankstown Council
  • City of Ryde Council
  • City of Sydney Council
  • Hornsby Shire Council
  • Northern Beaches Council
  • Randwick City Council
  • The Hills Shire Council
  • Wollondilly Council
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Woollahra Municipal Council

Get involved

Councils can become an Award Centre or an Activity provider. To find out more or to chat with one of the Duke of Ed Team
Enquire now


Information about promoting, managing and administering the Award are available below.

How to register as an Award Centre

Duke of Ed Flyer

Duke of Ed Prospectus

Assessor Road Map

Frequently asked questions

Insurance requirements

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