Association Awards

National Award

This annual award recognises outstanding honorary service to Occupational Therapy Australia by an occupational therapist. Award winners not only support and drive the values of the Association in their region but are a source of inspiration for other members. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Sylvia Docker Lecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Judith Marsham Farrell Grant Research Grant

The Judith Marsham Farrell Research Grant is in support of research in occupational therapy by occupational therapists and in particular studies to determine influence on a stated human health condition. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy Award

The Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy Award aims to acknowledge those members who have significantly contributed to or who have supported the development of the body of knowledge for the profession of occupational therapy in Australia. Click here for more information and to view current and past recipients.

Elspeth Pearson Award

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.