Awarding the Sydney Peace Prize
By celebrating solutions that prove peace is possible, the Sydney Peace Foundation aims to inspire and empower people from all walks of life to make peace with justice a reality.
We do this primarily by awarding the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s only international prize for peace. The prize brings inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage, educates the community on the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honours the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.
The award has national and international significance in terms of support given to leaders for peace. It also identifies Sydney as a city with a prominent peace agenda.
The recipient is awarded a $50,000 prize to further the cause of peace with justice and a hand-made glass trophy crafted by Australian artist Brian Hirst. They spend a week in Sydney to promote understanding of their work by engaging with the media, delivering the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and attending other events including Cabramatta High School Peace Day.