The Britain-Australia Society Award
The Britain-Australia Society Award recognises both British and Australian individuals who have made a significant contribution to our bilateral relations.
Past recipients of the Britain-Australia Society Award are:
Barry Humphries AO CBE
In 2013 our inaugural award was presented to Barry Humphries AO CBE – one of Australia’s greatest UK exports.
Humphries, otherwise known as Dame Edna Everage or Sir Les Patterson, was recognised as a trailblazer in the media and entertainment industry, who has strengthened British-Australian relations for over six decades. He was presented the award in the exclusive Garrick Club in Central London, after a performance of his sell-out farewell tour.
The Rt Hon William Hague MP
The 2014 recipient of the award was The Rt Hon William Hague MP First Secretary of State and Leader of The House of Commons.
Hague was recognised for his significant contribution as the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 2010 – 2014. The award was presented in the Downer Room of Australia House by the Society President, Lord Carrington KG GCMG CH MC DL, in the presence of the Australian High Commissioner to the UK, HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC.
Kylie Minogue OBE
The awardee for 2016 is Kylie Minogue who is instantly recognisable worldwide as simply “Kylie”. She was awarded in recognition of significant contributions to the Britain-Australia relationship as an acclaimed singer – songwriter, actor, philanthropist and iconic personality in both countries, for being a powerful contemporary symbol of the enduring links shared between our two nations and an outstanding cultural ambassador for both.