Sponsorship Opportunities

The Human Rights Awards recognises and celebrates the extraordinary contribution of individuals, organisations and businesses to the field of human rights.

Each year we aim to bring together over 550 guests to celebrate our human rights achievements. The Awards are widely recognised and receive significant media coverage and social media engagement.

There are eight sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Major Sponsor and Sponsor of the Human Rights Medal

  • Young People’s Human Rights Medal

  • Law Award

  • Business Award

  • Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award

  • Community Organisation Award

  • Media Award

  • Racism. It Stops With Me Award.

Download the  HRA 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus.pdf.

For information about 2017 Human Rights Awards sponsorship, please contact the Human Rights Award Team at hrawards@humanrights.gov.au or (02) 9284 9600.


Sponsors of the 2016 Human Rights Awards


LexisNexis Australia – Sponsor of the Human Rights Medal

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Our core belief, central premise and purpose is to uphold the Rule of Law which fundamentally states that no one is above the law. 

We provide legal content and technology solutions to the legal profession, LexisNexis supports the Rule of Law and ensures that the administration of justice is maintained.
The Rule of Law is the unifying purpose behind our work to serve customers and their communities. By upholding the Rule of Law, we support our government and ensure its officials and agents are accountable under the law.

We ensure laws are clear, publicised, stable and fair and are an indispensable partner to legal and other professionals to ensure they have authoritative, accurate and comprehensive information. We at LexisNexis are committed to promoting the Rule of Law in a variety of ways, including by offering direct financial support and legal and technical advice to organisations that combat human trafficking and support victims of human trafficking. We pride ourselves at LexisNexis Australia at being the next generation Rule of Law.



Colin Biggers & Paisley - Sponsor of the Young People’s Human Rights Medal

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Colin Biggers & Paisley Pty Ltd was founded in Sydney in 1900 and is one of Australia's oldest legal practices. We have a commitment to excellence in the provision of legal services. We are highly regarded for our expertise in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, commercial and corporate, employment and safety, intellectual property, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics.

The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation brings together our entire community offering and is comprised of three streams - pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions. The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation concentrates its collective effort on women and children to ensure that our community offering has the greatest possible impact. Our Foundation's primary objective it to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad. We consider all requests for pro bono legal services, professional & general volunteering, community project assistance and in-kind support.

For more information please visit the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation microsite http://cbpfoundation.com.au/


Law Council of Australia - Sponsor of the Law Award

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The Law Council of Australia represents more than 60,000 Australian legal professionals at the national level. It speaks on behalf of its constituent member bar associations, law societies and Law Firms Australia on national issues, and to promote the administration of justice, access to justice and general improvement of the law. The Law Council advises governments, courts and federal agencies on ways in which the law and the justice system can be improved for the benefit of the community. The Law Council also represents the Australian legal profession overseas, and maintains close relationships with legal professional bodies throughout the world. 



Audrey Page & Associates - Sponsor of the Business Award

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Audrey Page & Associates supports individuals unearth their true potential and flourish in times of change. This is our passion, and it has driven our growth from a pure career transition focus to an array of innovative career management services, covering all phases of people’s working lives. 



Delegation of the European Union to Australia - Sponsor of the 'Racism. It Stops With Me.' Award

European Union - Delegation to Australia

The European Union (EU), which brings together 28 Member States and more than 500 million citizens, is founded on the strong commitment to promote and protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law and actively supports and defends human rights and democracy around the world.



Ernst & Young - Sponsor of the Community Organisation Award

Ernst & Young - Building a better working world logo

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.



Maurice Blackburn Lawyers - Sponsor of the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers - We Fight For Fair logo

We believe that fairness is a universal right, not just for the chosen few. If the right to be heard, be free, be safe or be equal is compromised for one person, then we risk everyone’s rights, too. That’s why we’ve been fighting for the rights of everyday Australians since 1919, and it’s  why we’re the country’s leading social justice firm today.



General Sponsors


Human Rights Arts & Film Festival Logo

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit organisation devoted to the exploration of human rights issues through an annual film and arts festival and an on-going schools and community education program. HRAFF tightly curates a selection of works designed to engage and inform people on human rights issues, and has proved influential in providing a collaborative forum whereby artists, NGOs, private industry and the Australian public are united by a common desire to contribute to social change. hraff.org.au


Blueberry Events logo

Blueberry Events is an independent specialist event design consultancy & theming company providing a complete event management service Australia Wide. www.blueberryevents.com.au


Trophy Land

Trophy Land are dedicated and experienced graphic engraving professionals. We have a genuine commitment in providing personalised service and advice to satisfy all your trophy, corporate or promotional requirements. www.trophyland.com.au