The Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia (IIA-Australia) recognises that its members make significant contributions to the organisations they work for, the professional practice of internal auditing to the ongoing initiatives of IIA-Australia. These contributions are either made individually or collectively as internal audit teams.

IIA-Australia has developed a suite of Awards, designed to recognise those members or teams who make outstanding contributions to their organisations, the professional practice of internal auditing and the industry as a whole.

The nomination period is for 2023 year. Please read the Checklist and criteria prior to completing the application form and allow time to obtain information from third parties.

Nominations are sought now for the following Award categories:
  • Internal Auditor of the Year Award
  • Emerging Internal Audit Leader of the Year Award
  • Internal Audit Team of the Year Award
Closing date for submissions is 30 November 2023. Finalists will be announced in February 2024. Two complimentary guest passes will be provided to each finalist, or nominated representative and are expected to be present at the Awards Ceremony at SOPAC® 2024.
Terms and Conditions of entry.
  1. Recipients will be featured in a promotional campaign including being published on the IIA- Australia website. By nominating or agreeing to be nominated the recipient agrees to be profiled in such a way.
  2. Nominations are for work carried out predominately for the 12 months prior to the nomination closing date.
  3. Individuals and teams can enter in more than one category, but a separate application must be made for each category entered.
  4. Entries cannot be updated or amended once they have been submitted.
  5. Nominations from consultants and employees of professional services firms must be for internal audit work carried out on a fully outsourced basis. Such nominations, whether for individual or team categories, should be made in the name of the organisation for which the internal audit consultancy was supplied.
  6. IIA-Australia reserves the right to validate information provided within nomination forms.
  7. Entries will be judged purely on what is included in the nomination forms and whether they have met all the criteria and have provided the information requested.
  8. The IIA-Australia Nominations Committee reserves the right not to issue an award in a particular year.
  9. Awards and prizes are bestowed on individuals or internal audit teams and may not be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.
  10. Finalist are responsible for travel and accommodation costs to attend the Awards Ceremony.
  11. The recipient will be responsible for expenses and ancillary costs other than that not supplied by IIA-Australia.
  12. No compensation will be payable if the recipient is unable to use any part of the prize as stated.
  13. Finalists or their nominated representative, are expected to attend the Award Ceremony.
  14. The IIA-Australia Board reserves the right to accept recommendations from the Nominations Committee.
  15. Members, individuals and organisations have the right to refuse acceptance of the award.
  16. IIA-Australia’s decision is final.
If you have an enquiry about awards entries, email to the IIA-Australia at