7NEWS Young Achiever Awards VIC

“As a 24-year-old university student, the 7NEWS Young Achievers Awards was one of the biggest events I had attended and I felt immensely privileged to have been part of the program and such a beautiful night. In particular, I left the night in admiration of all the amazing efforts and initiatives fellow young people are engaged in around the community. To be recognised for my own efforts was a truly humbling experience, for which I am very grateful.

Over the last 6 years, I have been working with primary and secondary schools through a not-for profit organisation which I co-founded called ASHA Lectures. Alongside my university course, it has provided an opportunity for me and my fellow volunteers to engage with the community, particularly with students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The recognition I was fortunate to receive at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner has further inspired and renewed my commitment to take my volunteer work a step further!

Thank you once again this wonderful program and for considering me to be worthy of the Philanthropic Award.”

Krisha Changrani
2021 Budget Car and Truck Rentals Philanthropic Award Winner 


"It was an honour to be nominated and then to be named the winner of The Bridge Create Change Award. Since receiving this award, I've felt a renewed energy and passion to continue to fight for the rights of prospective medical students with disabilities and continue my fight and advocacy in this area. I've also expanded to other advocacy areas such as accessible packaging which I'm really passionate about transforming and changing. I really appreciate all the love and support and I'll remember this very special day forever."

Jerusha Mather
2021 The Bridge Create Change Award Winner  

“The Victorian Young Achiever Awards are a celebration of the tremendous potential that all young people have to positively shape and serve their local communities. The awards recognise and advocate for Victoria's next generation of leaders, inspiring them to realise their passions whilst boosting awareness of the most pressing issues that our current society faces.

It is a great privilege, and deeply humbling, to be named the 2020 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year. The award inspires me to channel my passions for health equity and community empowerment to improve the lives of those at greatest need. It reaffirms the importance of investing in the growth and development of young people, as doing so is to invest in our own future leaders and shapers. Thank you to Awards Australia and all the sponsors for making this possible.”

Wallace Jin
2020 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year


"The Victorian Young Achievers Awards are a wonderful platform to celebrate young Victorians. CHASE is incredibly grateful to have been nominated for, and to have won The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award. Winning the award has provided a wonderful opportunity for us to share the work we are so passionate about to improve health outcomes in young people and the communities they live in.

The Awards also provide recognition of all of the hard work our passionate young volunteers put into our organisation to help other young people. They also provide invaluable exposure for the individuals and organisations who were finalists in the awards.

We strongly encourage you to consider nominating young people or organisations whose work makes a positive impact of the lives of others for the 2021 Awards"

Amy Leong, CEO, CHASE
2020 The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award Winner


"Winning the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards as recognition for the hard work in the online category was one of the highlights for 2019. Being recognised as a leader in the industry and being able to attend the event with other leaders was a humbling experience and one I look back on very fondly. I would advise everyone to nominate someone that is doing great work in the field and let’s promote achievement." 

William Strange
2019 Budget Car and Truck Rentals Online Achievement Award Winner

"Winning the social impact and community service award meant a lot to me. It was nice to feel like the work I have been doing is recognised and celebrated by others who aren’t as invested in it as I am. It gave me even more confidence and drive to keep moving forward and helping young people prepare for the world of work. I also believe that it has given my work more credibility and I am grateful for that. Celebrating with my friends and family made it even more worth it by attending the Gala. I’m grateful for the opportunity." 

Lorraine Ngwenya
2019 Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award Winner

Winning the WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever award was very exciting for team at Megaphone Marketing and friends & family.

Having the recognition of a prestigious award helps my business have more trust as a quality provider of digital marketing. It also helps us leverage this recognition to get media attention which helps grow our business. Overall it was a fantastic experience and event. Big thanks to the organisers and sponsors.

Maxwell Hertan 
2018 WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award Winner


I was really shocked to win the Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award. I never thought I’d even get past semi finals when I applied. Because you never go into creating change especially in youth mental health with the intention to win awards. So winning this award meant that my journey with mental ill health was being recognised as a story that could create real change in the way we treat and prevent mental illness and that just made all the hard times worth it.

Nikolina Mabic 
2018 Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award Winner 


“Winning the award meant a lot to me first of all I wasn't expecting it. It showed me that all the work that I have been doing of my community wasn't all for nothing, it gave me strength and it encouraged me to continue giving back to my community and young people especially the newly arrivals. People from everywhere got to know the wonderful work in do and everywhere I went I was being congratulated for what I did. It meant a lot to my family, close friends and my boss. He said, "I'm very proud of you because not many people get a chance to have what you have to make it that far" that showed me that not only the people I was working with saw the effort and energy I was putting in, but also the people outside saw it too. So what mum’s saying is, whatever little or big work you are doing to empower someone’s life, there is always someone there watching you and appreciating every effort you put in to make it happen. And that’s what the Victorian Young Achiever Awards is for.”

Alphonse Mulashe
2017 Volunteer Excellence Award Winner

"Being involved in the community dedicating my life's work to helping all ages on the autism spectrum is truly one of the most rewarding experiences. The Young Victorian Achiever Awards is about recognising dedicated individuals in their particular field of expertise. I was very honoured to receive a nomination and had no idea that I would end up winning this year for the category Health & Wellness.

As someone who has overcome many difficulties associated with Autism + Asperger's. I am so proud that through keeping good health and wellness physically and mentally myself throughout life that it has not only turned into my career. It has been my ultimate true success in life.

I encourage all young Australians to reach out to an event such as the young Victorian achiever awards to showcase your hard passionate work and to be recognised for your achievements to assist you further in life.

Thank you to the young Victorian achiever awards for recognising my work and success as an individual on the Autism Spectrum."

Jeremy Samson
2016 Bart N print Health and Wellbeing Award Winner


“I was humbled to receive this award when I saw all the wonderful scientific and community contributions of the other finalists in this category. This award has been a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of my science and my public engagement work in the Victorian community. It has already given me the opportunity to further promote the importance of vaccination with a radio guest appearance on 3RRR’s Einstein a go-go . I would strongly encourage other young Victorian Scientists to apply"

Dr Julia Marchingo
The University of Melbourne Science and Technology Award Winner