The recipient of a Drama Australia President’s Award demonstrates:
- Significant, long-term service and commitment to Drama Australia (formerly NADIE) and drama/theatre education in Australia.
- Significant service and commitment within a state/territory member association (including service on state/territory association management committees/boards and/or sub-committees).
- A contribution to drama/theatre education at an international level.
2001 Associate Professor Kate Donelan (Drama Victoria)
2002 Dr Christine Comans (Drama Queensland)
2003 Professor John O'Toole (Drama Queensland)
2004 Dr Jennifer Simons (Drama NSW)
2005 Professor Heather Smigiel (Drama Tasmania)
2006 Professor John Carroll (Drama NSW)
2008 Ms Wendy Danforth (SAADIE - Post Humous)
2009 Associate Professor Angela O'Brien (Drama Victoria)
2011 Mr Robin Pascoe (Drama West)
2012 Professor Brad Haseman (Drama Queensland)
2013 Ms Beth Parsons (Drama Tasmania)
2015 Associate Professor Mary Mooney (Drama NSW)
2016 Mr Graham Cox (Drama South Australia)
2017 Dr Val Johnson (Drama West)
2018 Dr Jo Raphael (Drama Victoria)
2019 Dr Richard Sallis (Drama Victoria)
2020 Professor Judith McLean (Drama Queensland)