Tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for our inaugural Alumni Achiever Awards being held on Thursday 6th June at NSW Parliament House, Sydney. We would love to see you there supporting our amazing Alumni, it is sure to be a fun-filled and inspiring event.

Please click HERE to purchase tickets or a table. Tickets start from $98 and there is a discount when purchasing a table. Password required to purchase tickets is TSCAlumni. Please share with family and friends, the more the merrier, we can’t wait to see you on the night. RSVP by Friday 17th May to [email protected].

The inaugural awards ceremony details are as follows:

When: 6pm on Thursday 6th June 2019.

Where: Strangers Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000.

Dress: Business/smart attire.

RSVP: Friday 17th May to [email protected] or call 02 9370 4438. 

Vote for the Peoples’ Choice Award

Voting has now opened for the People’s Choice Award. Please click HERE to see nominees and cast your vote!

About Beyond Sound Alumni club and the Awards

Following the establishment in 2017 of our Alumni Program, Beyond Sound, The Shepherd Centre has successfully reconnected with over 300 of our graduates. 

Historically, we have acknowledged the achievements of our Alumni at our annual graduation ceremonies honouring a Junior and Senior graduate of the year. 

As the number of Alumni connections continue to grow, we are hearing more and more amazing success stories in the classroom, workplaces and sporting fields along with personal achievements and attaining milestones that they never dreamed were possible. These stories deserve to be shared, celebrated and honoured and as such this year The Shepherd Centre is introducing a brand new event the Alumni Achiever Awards.  

Award Categories

Dr Bruce & Annette Shepherd Oration Award

This award recognises the outstanding achievements made by a Shepherd Centre Alumni.  The award will be presented to an Alumnus who despite facing difficult obstacles and challenges during their journey to learn to listen and speak, has excelled in their chosen field/education or gone above and beyond to support others, acting as an ambassador for hearing loss. Nominees for this award are required to submit a 2 minute speech (max 390 words) about their journey with hearing loss and their hopes for future generations of children born with hearing loss.

Voice of the Future Award 

This award recognises and rewards a young Alumnus (aged between 12 and 25 years old) who has shown strong leadership skills and potential. The recipient will have inspired others to engage in a cause or issues close to their heart to make a difference in their school, workplace or within their community and beyond.

The Award for Excellence

This award celebrates an Alumnus who has excelled in their chosen field, whether that be technology, design, creativity, research or sport. The award is an acknowledgement of their vision for the future. 

The Dick Smith Award for Advocacy and Support

This special award recognizes the special efforts of an individual, family member, group or organisation who have gone above and beyond to advocate for The Shepherd Centre and/or an individual/ individuals who have been through our program.    

Champion of Ability Award sponsored by Cochlear

This recognises the accomplishments and contributions of a Graduate of The Shepherd Centre (aged between 18 and 35 years old) whose incredible efforts to both publically and privately advocate for themselves and other Cochlear Implant recipients have made an impact in their community.  They will have used their own journey to empower others with hearing loss and dedicated their time to educate and assist both their hearing and non-hearing peers.  

People’s Choice Award

All nominees will also be entered into this category. The winner will be determined by an online public vote and announced on the night. 


Winners will be announced on the night.

***Nominations are now CLOSED***


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