Australian Geographic Society Awards

Excellence in adventure and conservation

Every year the Australian Geographic Society recognises feats of excellence in adventure and conservation. Past recipients have included Bob Brown, who stood at the frontline of big environmental battles for more than 40 years; Valerie and Ron Taylor, who were recognised for 50 years’ worth of marine conservation work, including their ground-breaking research into shark behaviour; and Bindi Irwin, who has inspired a new generation of wildlife warriors.


Awards Articles

AG Lifetime of Adventure Awards


This is the Society’s highest honour and recognises those special Australians who have not only lived an adventurous life, but have also put something back into Australia and inspired other Australians. Here are the past winners.

AG Young Adventurer of the Year Award


First presented in 1989, the Australian Geographic Young Adventurer of the Year is awarded to a person under 30, this award usually reflects a particular expedition or adventure during the previous 12–18 months. Here are the past winners.

AG Young Conservationist of the Year Awards


The Australian Geographic Young Conservationist of the Year recognises young Australians who have a passion for conservation and have shown an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Australia’s natural heritage. Here are the past winners.