2018 VIC Local Hero Finalist
2011 Vic Young Australian of the Year Finalist
Mohammed Alam has been of continuous service to the community since arriving in Australia from Bangladesh in 2004. He has volunteered with the Australian Red Cross, St John Ambulance Victoria, the Victorian State Emergency Service and Ambulance Victoria, serving some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Mohammed is no stranger to floods, fires and pandemic emergencies and has travelled across the country through his relief, recovery and response work.
Some of his other volunteering work includes administering first aid, providing personal support, driving elderly people to their appointments, driving ambulances to support paramedics and responding to COVID-19 call-outs. Mohammed is himself a COVID-19 survivor, and runs his own support network for COVID-19 affected people. He also supports the Australian Red Cross with blood donations.
Now a Protective Services Officer sergeant with Victoria Police Transit Safety Division, Mohammed has been actively involved in breaking down barriers in the culturally and linguistically diverse community through his influence, advocacy and engagement. Mohammed is also currently a serving member of the Australian Army Reserve in the Military Police.
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 15 December 2021