Nominations are now open

Swinburne’s Alumni Impact Awards acknowledge exceptional Swinburne alumni from around the world who have achieved success and made a significant impact in their community and/or professional field.

Award recipients are a testament to Swinburne’s vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world, and an inspiration to fellow alumni, students and the wider Swinburne community. 

We invite you to submit a nomination for 2022.

Award categories

Technology Innovation Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum whose exceptional endeavour has resulted in significant impact through technology and entrepreneurial innovation, demonstrating Swinburne’s vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world.

The George and Ethel Swinburne Social Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum who has demonstrated Swinburne’s passion of providing opportunities for all, irrespective of wealth, privilege, age, gender or race, making a real difference to the world we live in.

Innovative Planet Impact Award

For a Swinburne alum whose exceptional endeavour has resulted in significant impact in local and/or global environmental sustainability.

Nominations are made via a submission of up to 500 words outlining the nominee's key achievements and how they demonstrate impact in the respective award category.

We ask that the nominees are not approached for information or advised of the nomination at any stage.

Award recipient eligibility

All Swinburne alumni are eligible to receive an Alumni Impact Award.

Exclusions include:

  • Honorary degree recipients who did not complete a Swinburne degree
  • Self-nominations and nominations from close relatives
  • Those currently holding public office
  • Current students 
  • Current Swinburne Advancement staff members and current Swinburne staff members who are not Swinburne graduates
  • Awards cannot be granted posthumously

Please note, nominations are confidential and Alumni Impact Award finalists will only be advised of a successful outcome by the Swinburne Alumni Engagement team. 

Alumni Impact Award finalists will be decided by the Swinburne Alumni Impact Awards Nominations Selection Committee and no debate will be entered into.

The awards will be presented on Thursday 13 October 2022 and the winners will be contacted by Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Please submit your nomination by Thursday 30 June 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the Swinburne Alumni Engagement team. 

Nomination entry

Fields marked with a * are mandatory.


Please enter your details as the nominator

What are your current employment details? (If not currently employed, please indicate)

Are you a Swinburne alum? *


Please enter the name of the person you would like to nominate

Please enter the current employment details of the person that you are nominating: (if retired or not currently employed, please enter their last position held) *

Are they still working here? *

Is the nominee of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin? *


For which category are you nominating the alum *

500 words remaining

Please note, the Swinburne Alumni Engagement team sits within Swinburne Advancement. Swinburne Advancement may contact nominators or nominees via phone, email or organise a face-to-face appointments as appropriate. Individual nominations will be kept confidential within Swinburne University of Technology. Your nomination will be linked to a record in the Swinburne Advancement database with any other information already on your record in the database and your contact details will be updated. Access to such additional information will allow Swinburne to carry out more detailed analysis. We point out, that no information which identifies you or any other alumni member is disclosed outside Swinburne University of Technology.

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