The highest award for irises in Australia is the Dykes Medal. This is awarded to the highest scoring iris from the Dykes Trial Garden. If the Dykes Medal is awarded to a bearded iris, The Iris Society of Australia Medal will be awarded to the highest scoring beardless iris and vice versa. Only registered irises are eligible.
There are also awards which can go to non-registered irises in the trial gardens.
The Iris Society of Australia awards a Fellowship to members of Regional Iris Societies to acknowledge service to their regions. The highest level of award is the Meritorious Service Award, first awarded in 1985 to John Baldwin.