The Australian High Commission in Vanuatu recognises and honours Australia Awards Vanuatu alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession, community and country through exemplary leadership, integrity and innovation.
The Australia Awards Vanuatu Alumnus of the Year Prize is the most distinguished honour given to alumni who have demonstrated achievements at a local, national or international level.
The Alumni Awards are open to Vanuatu citizens who have graduated from a university within the Government of Australia long term scholarship program.  This includes Australia Awards Scholarships, Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships and predecessor programs including Australian Development Scholarships and Colombo Plan.