The Kellion Victory Medal is awarded to recognise the achievement of living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for 50 years or more. It encourages others to continue working for success over diabetes.
The Kellion was named after the late Mr Claude Kellion AM. He was a Sydney businessman who created a foundation to promote diabetes research after his son died from diabetes complications, aged 38.
Since 1984 more than 1500 people have received Kellion Victory Medals in Australia. Victorians who have lived 50 years or more with diabetes are eligible for a medal.
People who have lived with diabetes for 50 years or more are presented with a silver medal. A gold medal honours 60 years. In the last five years we have added additional medals for people who have lived with diabetes for 70 and 75 years. In 2017 we awarded someone for living with diabetes for 80 years!
We acknowledge the involvement of support people and the effect they have on the health and wellbeing of people living with diabetes. These support people are eligible for Carers certificates.
Carers should be equally proud of their contribution to improving and enhancing the life of someone with diabetes.
How to apply
If you wish to apply for a Kellion Victory Medal, please complete application form (link in right hand column) and return to us via email or post.