2018 Indigenous Allied Health Awards and Gala Dinner

A night of celebrating excellence and action – the Gala Dinner is the premier national networking event in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health.

It will feature the sixth annual National Indigenous Allied Health Awards, which recognises and celebrates the contribution of IAHA members to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

IAHA 2017 National Awards & Gala Dinner

Click here to view the 2017 National Indigenous Allied Health Award Winners

Award Categories

IAHA Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to an IAHA Full Member for long-standing commitment in their profession and in improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award
The Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award is awarded to an IAHA full member (student) who is currently enrolled in an entry-level allied health degree, that has demonstrated strong leadership capabilities. The award also recognises the awardees commitment to their studies while also being a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award
The Indigenous Allied Health Student Academic Achievement Award is awarded to an IAHA full member student who has consistently demonstrated high academic progress throughout their allied health course and who has demonstrated a contribution to university life and/or community and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.


Indigenous Allied Health Inspiration Award
The Allied Health Inspiration Award is awarded to IAHA full members who has demonstrated the ability to inspire others through their positive approach to their personal and professional allied health journeys – overcoming challenges and taking a strengths-based approach to success. The award also recognises the recipient’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Commitment to Indigenous Health Award
The Commitment to Indigenous Allied Health Award is awarded to an IAHA Associate Member who has demonstrated a commitment and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through allied health, and, who has demonstrated cultural responsiveness in the delivery of services/programs/initiatives to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 


Indigenous Allied Health Professional of the Year Award
The Allied Health Professional of the Year is awarded to an IAHA full member graduate who has worked in a relevant field for at least 5 years. The award recognises the recipients commitment, dedication and contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families /or communities within their profession.

NOMINATIONS OPEN IN MAY