Association Awards

Sylvia Docker Lecture

(Currently Closed)

The Sylvia Docker lecture was established in 1964, to honour Miss Sylvia Docker who established the first training school for Occupational Therapists in Sydney in 1941. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Gwendoline Sims Memorial Award

(Close date: 31st March 2017)

The Gwendoline Sims Memorial Award aims to provide an occupational therapist with financial support to further self education and professional growth, either by conducting a relevant study or an investigative project. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Elaine B Wilson Memorial Award

(Close date: 31st March 2017)

The Elaine B Wilson Memorial Award is in recognition of the life's work of Elaine Wilson to occupational therapy with children and their families. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Research Awards

(Close date: 31st March 2017)

These Research Awards acknowledge a member’s contribution towards the advancement of the research base of occupational therapy in three categories, Open, Postgraduate and Undergraduate. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Freda Jacob Award

(Close date: 31st March 2017)

To acknowledge occupational therapists who contribute significantly to the profession nationally and internationally with their vision, advocacy and innovation. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Kryss McKenna Award

(Awarded by Journal Editorial Committee)

This award recognises a first time author of a research or feature article in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Mary Rankine Wilson (MRW) Memorial Award

(QLD ONLY. Close date: 30th August 2017)

The Mary Rankine Wilson (MRW) Memorial Award is awarded to those showing a high standard of professional skills and involvement in our professional association. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Honourary Life Membership: Lifetime Achievement Award

(Close date: 31st March 2017)

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to those who have shown meritorious services in the field of occupational therapy while displaying exemplary contributions in support of the Association. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Elspeth Pearson Award

(Close date: 7th April 2017)

The Elspeth Pearson Award enables recipients to advance their clinical skills and expertise through access to professional development opportunities. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Division Awards and Grants

Click the links below for information on Occupational Therapy Awards conferred by the Associations Divisions:

For all application closure dates, please visit the Awards Calendar.