2011 Vic Young Australian of the Year Finalist
2018 VIC Local Hero Finalist
Mohammed Alam has been in constant service to the community since arriving in Australia from Bangladesh in 2004. He has volunteered with the Australian Red Cross, St John Ambulance Victoria and the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) serving some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Mohammed is no stranger to flood and fire emergencies and has travelled across the country through his relief and recovery work.
Some of his other volunteering work includes administrating first aid, conducting field outreach to communities affected by floods and fires, providing personal support and driving elderly people to their appointments. Mohammed is also currently a serving member of the Australian Army Reserve.
Now a protective services officer with Victoria Police, Mohammed is breaking down barriers in the community. He regularly mentors youth and was key in the formation of the Victoria Police Muslim Association. Mohammed understands that the uniform he wears comes with responsibilities and, by helping others and giving everyone a fair go, he embodies the very best of what it means to be Australian.
Reviewed 30 September 2019