John Curtin Medal

The John Curtin Medal is named after the Right Honourable John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945, who is recognised as one of Australia’s greatest statesmen. It is awarded by Curtin University to people who have exhibited John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and community service and who have made a significant contribution in their chosen field.

John Curtin  photos

“His country was his pride

His brother man his cause”

John Curtin medallists

Since its inauguration in 1998 the John Curtin Medal established by Curtin University has been used to recognise members of the community who shared John Curtin’s attributes of vision, leadership and community service.

Facilities, scholarships and programs

John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) is Australia’s first prime ministerial library.

A purpose-built archival and educational facility, the JCPML has an active public program incorporating an education program for schools, public lectures and other events.

Curtin Scholarships

Scholarships named in honour of John Curtin are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

John Curtin Weekend

John Curtin Weekend is Curtin Volunteers! largest community project, with 2019 marking its twentieth year. With over 500 volunteers travelling to more than 40 participating regional towns and metropolitan sites to work on a range of initiatives, the experience offered by John Curtin Weekend (JCW) is unique.

Find out more about John Curtin Weekend

John Curtin Medal nominations

John Curtin Medal nominations