Stroke Foundation Awards

Do you know one of the thousands of unsung heroes working tirelessly to make a difference for the stroke community?

With more than 475,000 people currently living with stroke in Australia we know there are many remarkable stories of resilience, dedication and commitment that deserve to be celebrated.

The 2019 Stroke Awards are our way of thanking the incredible survivors, carers, healthcare workers and volunteers who every day go above and beyond to make things better for Australians impacted by stroke.

Nominations for the 2019 Stroke Awards are now closed. Stay tuned as shortlisting has begun and we will soon be announcing finalists. The Stroke Awards will be held in Melbourne on Tuesday May 7. For any enquiries please contact



Improving Life After Stroke Award – Proudly sponsored by Australian Physiotherapy Association

This award celebrates those who voluntarily dedicate their time to improving the care and support of stroke survivors in the community. This category is open to stroke survivors, carers, and volunteers who are making a big difference to the lives of survivors and raising awareness of their needs.

See profiles of previous recipients and nominees.


Creative Award – Proudly sponsored by Marmalade Melbourne

This category aims to celebrate stroke survivors’ contribution to creative industries, including writing, photography, music and fine art. The award is open to stroke survivors in the community who are actively pursuing creative achievements. The only requirements to apply for this award are that you are a stroke survivor and you have a specific creative project to share.

See profiles of previous recipients and nominees.


Fundraiser of the Year Award – Proudly sponsored by Precision Fundraising

This award aims to recognise a fundraiser who has gone above and beyond to help raise awareness and funds for stroke in Australia. It is open to individuals who have fundraised for the Stroke Foundation.

See profiles of previous recipients and nominees.


Courage Award

Recovering from stroke can be an uphill battle. The Courage Award recognises the indomitable courage and hope shown by survivors and carers in facing stroke recovery. This category is open to survivors and carers and celebrates individual recovery and resilience.

See profiles of previous recipients and nominees.


Volunteer of the Year Award

The Stroke Awards, Volunteer of the Year Award has been created to recognise those outstanding volunteers whose dedicated service has made a significant difference.

See profiles of previous nominees and recipient.


President’s Achievement Award

The President’s Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution to Stroke Foundation including:

  • Volunteers who have made a significant contribution over a long period.
  • Individuals from corporate partners who have played a major role in developing a valuable partnership with Stroke Foundation.
  • Clinicians and/or researchers who have made a significant contribution to stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Individuals who have played a key role promoting Stroke Foundation programs or activities.
  • Applicants can nominate themselves or others.

See profiles of previous nominees and recipient.

Please note the Stroke Care Champion Award nominations will open later in 2019. The Award will be presented at the 25th Annual Meeting on the Stroke Society of Australasia -  Stroke 2019 in September.


Got a question?

Check out our frequently asked question section and guide for help on making a nomination for the Stroke Awards.