Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop medal and lectures

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edward "Weary" Dunlop, AC, CMG, OBE (12 July 1907 – 2 July 1993) was an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership in Australia-Asia relations.

The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Awards program was established to:

  • promote Sir Edward's vision for peace and prosperity in the region through people-to-people exchange and interaction;
  • recognise and reward excellence and the potential for excellence in individuals committed to tangibly enhancing Australia-Asia relations; and
  • establish and expand networks between a growing number of Asia-capable Australians in Australia and the region.
2023 Sponsorship pack

Our annual Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asialink Dinner will take place on Thursday, 2 November 2023 at Doltone House, Darling Island, Sydney.

The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asialink Dinner is the highlight of our calendar year, attracting audiences of three hundred leaders from business, government, academic, non-government organisations, and the media.

The event features the awarding of the Dunlop Asialink Medal, which is presented each year to an individual for outstanding achievement in improving Australia-Asia relations and enhancing the quality of life in the region.  The other highlight of the event is the delivery of the Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Lecture which invites eminent Australians and leaders from Asia to present their vision for Australia-Asia relations into the 21st Century. This year’s Lecture will be delivered by Mr Adam Liaw, celebrity cook, writer, broadcaster, and former judge of the Asian-Australian Leadership Awards.

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Sponsor the Event

We can’t meet our goal without the support of people/businesses like you/yours. This year, 2 November 2023, we invite you to join us as a sponsor and align your brand with this prestigious event, celebrating outstanding contributions in advancing Australia’s engagement with Asia. We hope that we can count on your support to make this year’s event one of our best yet!

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Dunlop Medal

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Medal

Presented to an Australian who has shown long-term commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region and improving Australia-Asia relations. Candidates for this award are nominated annually and the medal is awarded at the annual Dunlop Asialink Lecture.

Read about past medallists

Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asia Lectures

Encourages eminent Australians and Asians to present their vision for Australia-Asia relations into the 21st century and to commemorate the life and vision of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop.

Read past lectures

Dunlop Lecture: Julie Bishop