Edward, who became the new Duke of Edinburgh in 2023 – two years after the death of his father Prince Philip – will meet people taking part in the award and organisers.
He arrived at Sydney Airport on Monday after taking a commercial flight from New Zealand.
Peter Kaye, CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, said: ‘This visit is part of a significant chapter for the Duke of Ed in Australia as we celebrate a recent record in the number of young people using the Framework.
‘While the Duke of Ed has been operating in Australia for over 60 years, our growing number of participants indicate this Framework is now more relevant than ever amongst young Australians seeking to build essential life skills, access higher education and gain employment.’
Prince Edward is a passionate Patron of the Award, having achieved his own Gold Award in 1986.
‘We know the classroom is not the only place for learning, which is why The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is dedicated to helping all young Australians realise their passions and develop important life skills such as building resilience, confidence, perseverance and; pushing themselves out of their comfort zones,’ Mr Kaye said.
‘The Award framework plays an important role in helping young people find their purpose, passion and place in the world and become world ready.’