Victor Chang Heart of Gold Awards

Every year, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute honours members of the community who have selflessly gone above and beyond to try and save the life of someone in cardiac peril.

The Victor Chang Heart of Gold Awards recognise acts of absolute courage when every second counts. Death can occur within minutes of a heart attack or cardiac arrest, without immediate first aid.

Recipients of the Heart of Gold medal receive special recognition for showing strength and composure in the face of crisis, pain or grief – in an effort to prevent death, or irreversible damage to the heart.

For more details or to nominate someone for a Victor Chang ‘Heart of Gold’ medal, please email

Nominations for the 2019 Victor Chang Heart of Gold Awards have now closed. 

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Nomination Form 

If you know an everyday Australian who deserves to be recognised for a Heart of Gold Award, please complete the form below. If you'd like to nominate more than one person for a Victor Chang Heart of Gold Award, please include their full name and contact details in the 'Additional Comments' box below. If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please email 

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