This site provides you with information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award as it is run at Northpine. Northpine is a registered operator with the Award. You can find out more about the Award by checking out the links below to the official Award site in Queensland and Australia.
Check out this promotional video from the Queensland chapter of the Award: 

What is the Duke of Ed Difference?

There is a letter at the bottom of this page that is supplied to all who want to know how the Award works at Northpine. If you need more information then please contact Darryl Hobson or Colin Wilson.
ALL participants will need to use the Online Record Book (ORB). Use the link below to setup an account or log into the ORB.
ORB - Login or Register Here...

COVID-19 Impact

We understand that Duke of Ed participants may be impacted by COVID-19.  Given this, the Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) would like to provide some guidance for participants to support you during this time.
There are many ways in which we can encourage participants to continue their activities for the Skills, Voluntary Service and Physical Recreation sections of the Award as well as planning for their Adventurous Journey from their own homes, to ensure they can keep their Award progress on track. The National Award Operator has developed a document which contains information for Award Leaders, Assessors, parents and participants that will support them with the Award during this time.  You can access the document from the following link :

Below there are TWO documents that may assist you with continuing with the Award. The first is some FAQ based on the current situation and the second gives you some ideas of things you CAN do in each section. Please note that if you need to change your activity please check in with Mr Hobson FIRST. Do not assume that it will be an approved activity. If you have questions then email Mr Hobson.

Camps and Events for 2020




 Wednesday February 12 at 7pm  Information Night Room S4
Tuesday March 3 (3:30-5:30pm)  Training Session 1 Northpine Room S16
Tuesday March 10 (3:30-5:30pm)  Training Session 2 Northpine Room S16
 POSTPONED Tuesday March 17 (3:30-5:30pm)  Training Session 3 Northpine Room S16
 POSTPONED Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22  Training Camp D'Aguilar National Park - Neurum Creek camping area
 POSTPONED Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17  Silver Training Camp Kenilworth State Forest - Charlie Moreland and Booloumba Creek camping areas
 Sunday June 14 – Monday June 15
 Bronze Practice Camp D'Aguilar National Park - Lake Manchester - Blue Gum Flats camping area
 Friday July 31 - Sunday August 2
Friday August 28 - Sunday August 30
 Silver Practice Camp Bribie Island National Park - Poverty Point and Ocean Beach camping area
 Sunday August 16 – Monday August 17  Bronze Qualifying Camp D'Aguilar National Park - Lake Manchester - Blue Gum Flats camping area
 Friday October 16 - Monday October 19  Silver Qualifying Camp Moreton Island National Park

NEW Fees for 2020

The Queensland Award Operating Authority (AOA) would like to advise that there will be a change to the participant fee structure and an increase in fees for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and Bridge Award programs from 1 January 2020, as outlined in the table below:

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and Bridge Award fees2020

Participant Fees

Duke of Ed Gold Award participant


Duke of Ed Silver Award participant


Duke of Ed Bronze Award participant


Replacement items

Bridge replacement books and all certificates and badges


Changes to fee structure:

Please note that the fee structure is also changing in-line with the National Award Operator’s (NAO) Recommended Retail Price (RRP) structureNoting that from the 1 January 2020 there will no longer be a separate continuation fee and a stepped fee structure will be adopted for Duke of Ed participant registration fees (this means that different fees will apply for Bronze, Silver and Gold).

More information about how to apply for the Award can be found on the QLD Award website here:-


Gold Award Ceremony 2020

Gold Awards will take place in the Ithaca Auditorium, City Hall, Ann Street, Brisbane on Friday 16 October 2020, from 3pm to 5pm.
There are a number of key dates for this ceremony that the Brisbane Award Office will advise later.

The Queensland Duke of Edinburgh Award Office is on Facebook

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