National celebration date Friday October 30th 2020


In 15 minutes you will change a person's life

Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 National Aspire Awards (c)

Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 National Aspire Awards (c)

Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 National Aspire Awards (c) Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 National Aspire Awards (c) Nominations have now closed for the 2019-20 National Aspire Awards (c)

Award Categories




Prestigious Arts Award

For any individual whose main occupation is in the visual, music and performing arts.

Prestigious Writing, fiction or non-fiction, performing/journalism, including online Award

For any individual whose main occupation arises from one of these professions.

Prestigious Sport Award

For any individual in sport

Prestigious Business Award

For any individual in business including for example-farming, health, online businesses operating in Australia, CEO of a disability organisation or Board member.

Prestigious Government and Non-Government Award

For any individual working in the public service, teacher, lecturer in a University, an architect, working in TAFE, or in Community and Adult Education. 

Prestigious Law Award

For any individual solicitor, barrister, QC, Magistrate, Judge or Supreme Court or Federal Court Judge

Prestigious Medicine including Research Award

For any individual doctor, nurse, allied health practitioner, or medical researcher 

Prestigious Community development and or Advocacy Award

For any individual in the not-for-profit volunteer community organisations, volunteer in emergency services and local councils

Prestigious Human Rights Award-this is for the highest achievement in Human Rights

Presented to a person who demonstrates the most outstanding outcomes towards advancing the rights of people with a disability in Australia. The winner can be also selected from all award nominations in each state. 

National Event - Friday October 30th 2020

All nominees shortlisted will attend a PriceWaterhouseCoopers function centre in their nearest city to participate in the national event

Each National Award to be given by a Nationally or Internationally Renowned Person

 Each National Award is presented by a National or Internationally renowned person.

Each award is judged by a person who identifies with a disability or has a lived experience of a disability or is a disability advocate with over 30 years’ experience.

The winners on the day will receive a Trophy and national recognition.

Each nominee when short listed will be publicly acknowledged around Australia and on the day seen by a national audience. The event is filmed live and we will cross to other nominees in other states, all nominees will have their profile seen on the internet site, and those who are short listed will be part of the broadcast, and included  in the edited video of the event.

The audience is Australian wide with all national and state organisations non-disability and disability organisations who supported the awards in the past and present invited to tune and watch. The event will be available for 5 years on the Aspire Awards internet site and each nominee can use the aspire awards internet link which is a direct link to the 2019-20 national awards event and everyone who is nominated can use this link  as part of their signature line and in emails can state: Nominated for an Aspire Award 2020  or short listed for or winner of a best achievement in the relevant category. All nominations will be considered for the highly coveted Human Rights Award.  

Previous Winners

Our Benefactors


Our Partners


Our benefactors AND PArtners


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Filmed live to a national audience and streamed globally.

National Awards held in Melbourne Friday October 30th 2020 PWC Function Centre Southbank 

Adelaide Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre  

Perth Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre  

Brisbane Friday October 30th PWC Function Centre 


Sydney & Canberra Friday October 30th PWC Function Room 



The Aspire Awards (c) Patron Rhonda Galbally AC; the NDIA, our wonderful partners and  benefactors, our judges, exemplary presenters, Funds in Court-Miranda Bain founder, invite you to make the National Aspire Awards(c) a memorable and heart- warming event by nominating a person, over the age of 18 years, who identifies with a disability and who has made a significant difference to the lives of others through their work; volunteering; advocacy; and as a role model or mentor. 

Watch the promo and see who has been nominated- you can see these awards are for everyone.

Nominations are now closed for the 2019-20 ASPIRE AWARDS © 

Organisations who have supported previous nominees :

Arts Access Victoria

Arts Project Australia

Artworx Geelong

Australasian College of Health Service Management

Australian Institute of Architects

Australian Medical Association

Australian Women Writer's Challenge

Australian Writer's Guild

Back to Back Theatre

Bolitho Legal

Country Fire Authority

Darebin Council

Deakin University

Disability Sport & Recreation

Disabled Wintersports Australia


Enabled Quality Living (Watersun Homes)

Equal Access

First Peoples' Disability Network

Galbally & O'Bryan Lawyer

Greendale Rural Fire Brigade

Haddon & District Lions Club

Hall & Wilcox

Headstart Communications

Hume City Council


Melba Support Services

Melbourne Council - Metro Access

Melville, Orton & Lewis Solicitors

Monash Law Faculty

Monash University

Mornington Peninsula Post Polio Support Group

Networking Health Victoria


Office of the Public Advocate



Retired Police Association

Returned Services League of Australia (Victorian Branch)


Royal Children's Hospital

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Royal Women’s Hospital


Speakers bank

St Leonards - Indented Heads Country Fire Authority 

Swinburne University

The Oakleigh Centre

University of Melbourne



Victorian Institute of Sport

Victoria Legal Aid

Victorian Deaf Society

Victorian Institute of Sport

Victorian Vision Impaired Ten Pin Bowling Assoc.

Victorian Women Lawyers

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Wyndham Rotary


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