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Australia Day Ambassadors

The Australia Day Ambassador Program is the cornerstone of local Australia Day celebrations. Each year over 300 Ambassadors generously volunteer their time and energy to visit regional and metropolitan areas across the nation to inspire and unite communities.

Our Ambassadors are inspirational and deeply respected community leaders within South Australia. These individuals embrace communities, share insights from their varied lived experiences, reflect on who we are as a nation and celebrate our diversity.

The benefits of having an Australia Day Ambassador at Australia Day celebrations include -

  • The opportunity for local community to meet and listen to Australians who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to their country
  • They are a drawcard for regional celebrations
  • The chance to hear stories of the Ambassador's achievements which illustrate the many opportunities Australia offers
  • The opportunity to reinforce the diversity of achievers in Australia


Meet our Ambassadors below - click on their image to learn more


Edgar Agius OAM JP

Michael Angelakis AM JP



Wayne Anthoney OAM

Hon Rev Dr Lynn Arnold AO FAICD

Joel Bayliss



Maggie Beer AM

Taryn Brumfitt

Professor Don Bursill AM



Julian Burton OAM

John (Jack) Cahill

Shazia Choudhry



Ralph Clarke

Francene Connor

Ivan Copley OAM



William Denny AM BM

Anthony Fioravanti

Cate Fowler AM



Mem Fox AM

Peter Goers OAM

Dr Bill Griggs AM ASM



Samela Harris

Phil Herreen

Lynn Hill



Dr Deane Hutton

Dr Robert Irving

Michael Keelan



Daniel Kirk

Michele Lally

Professor Peter Langridge



Barry Lewis

Professor Alison Mackinnon AM

Bruce Macky



Vikram Madan OAM VSM

David Malinda

Bruce Mellett OAM



Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Richard Neagle

Michael O'Connell AM APM



Pat Rix

Major (Ret'd) Paul Rosenzweig

Chris Schacht



John Shepherd AM

Kate Swaffer

Darrell Tree CV



Katrina Webb OAM

Vicky Welgraven

Carole Whitelock



Jenny Williams

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