The Advance Awards celebrate international Australians who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. The Awards are the only of their kind to recognise the contributions of the one million Australians living abroad, and those who have returned home.

"The Award Winners were inspiring and I think Advance plays a very significant role in highlighting their achievements and talent as well as encouraging other Australians to get out there on the world stage and make a difference." - Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO, Australian Museum

The Advance Awards acknowledge achievements across a number of categories and on the night of the Awards a winner of the overall Advance Award is announced. The Advance Global Alumni Award celebrates an outstanding non-Australian alumnus of an Australian university. Distinguished Australian pioneers, who themselves have made significant impact on the global stage, select the winners.

The 2018 Advance Awards were held at the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday the 18th of October. Check out our wrap up of the event here and our 2018 Awards video below.