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  • Medal Finalists
  • Young Medal Finalists
  • Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award Finalists
  • Law Award Finalists logos - National Justice Project, Safe as Houses, Human Rights Law Centre
  • Community Award Finalists logos -  Seniors Rights Service, Australian Marriage Equality.org, Youngcare, Colony47, Care Leavers Australiasia Network


The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.

Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal include Johnathan Thurston, Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Ian Thorpe, the Rt Hon. Malcom Fraser, Ron Merkel QC, Sister Clare Condon, Dorothy Hoddinott and Elizabeth Evatt.

The 2018 Human Rights Awards ceremony is on Friday 14 December 2018. Tickets on sale now!


Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie Foster

The Honourable Justice Peter McClellan AM and Chrissie...Read more

Rosalind Croucher

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission...Read more

Sydney Gay & Lesbian choir with rainbow flags and umbrellas

By Siobhan Ryan

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear...Read more

Composite of photos of 2018 Human Rights Medal finalists

Photo: (top left to right) Dr Barri Phatarfod,...Read more

Contact us

If you have any queries you can also contact the Human Rights Awards team.

Phone: 02 9284 9779
Email: hrawards@humanrights.gov.au