The Asian-Australian Leadership Awards

The Asian-Australian Leadership Awards celebrate the valuable contributions that Asian-Australians bring to the country.

2023 Overall Winner: Mariam Veiszadeh

Previously known as the ‘40 under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian Awards’, the Awards recognise the achievements and leadership of young Asian-Australians across 11 categories:

  • Rising Star (Under 25s)
  • Lifetime Achievement (uncapped age)
  • Arts & Culture
  • Sports
  • Corporate
  • Education, Science & Medicine
  • Public Sector & Government
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Legal & Professional Services
  • Community & Advocacy / Not for Profit
  • Media

Gala Dinner Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 5th Annual Asian Australian Leadership Awards Gala Dinner are now available. The talent among this year’s awardees and winners is outstanding! Special guest performers will be announced very soon.

Date: 15 November 2023

Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm prompt start

Price: $200 per ticket includes 4 hour meal & drink package

Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne

Dress code: Formal

2023 Eligibility

Nominees must identify as Asian-Australian and be under the age of 40 to be considered for the Awards, except for the Lifetime Achievement category that has an uncapped age limit.

Nominees must be Australian citizens or permanent residents born in or after 1983, resided in Australia or abroad.

For the Under 25 Rising Star, nominees must be born in or after 1998.

Judging Panel

Awardees are selected by an esteemed judging panel with an award winner for each category and an overall winner for 2023.


Category winners and the overall winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Wednesday, 15 November

Past Winners

Past winners include barrister Lyma Nguyen; LPGA golfer and 2022 US Women's Open winner Minjee Lee; disability advocate Danny Hui; academic and superstar of STEM Dr Muneera Bano; broadcaster Benjamin Law; educator Eddie Woo, and many more.



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