Melbourne Asia Game Changer Awards
The Melbourne Asia Game Changer (MAGC) Awards initiative showcases under-recognised and inspirational individuals who are making a positive contribution to Australia’s relationship with Asia.
The series brings greater acknowledgement to Australians who are making a meaningful impact across the region in the fields of the arts, health, science, sport, business, media and community advocacy. Nominations for the Melbourne Asia Game Changers are drawn from the Asia Society Australia network and beyond, embarking process of feedback and voting that results in the final awardees.
The program draws on the highly successful Asia Game Changer Awards by Asia Society New York. The Asia Game Changer Awards, launched in 2014, are designed to fill a vital gap, identifying, and honouring true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia-Australia relations.
Our vision is for MAGC is to become a global and national initiative that attracts widespread attention, is recognised as a leading award program and that delivers tangible economic and community outcomes to Melbourne and Victoria, as well as Australia as a whole. It aims to showcase Melbourne and Victoria as Australia’s cultural and intellectual gateway to Asia.
The program is run annually, with a nominations campaign in the first half of the year, and culminating in an end-of-year awards ceremony to celebrate and recognise the winners, as well as Melbourne and Australia's continuing relationships with Asia.
This initiative is supported by The Victorian Government