Edgar Agius OAM

A Civic leader and a Maltese Community Leader

Edgar joined the Maltese Guild of SA in 1974, serving as President from 1999 to 2007.
Currently and for the past 16 years, he has been President of the Maltese Community Council of SA heading a Community Council represented by all the Maltese community leaders in SA.

Elected to Local Government in 2001, Edgar is currently serving his seventh consecutive term of office as Councillor for the Beverley Ward City of Charles Sturt, having served as Deputy Mayor in 2007, 2010 and currently.

Acknowledged by all three tiers of Government for volunteer services in the community in general, Edgar has been awarded the following: 2001 Premiers Certificate of Appreciation; 2003 Centenary of Federation Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia for service to the Community; 2006 Medal of the Order of Australia for services rendered to Local Government and the Maltese Community; 2009 Governor’s Multicultural Awards Certificate for Outstanding Distinguished Service by an individual; 2010 Australian of the Year (Finalist) South Australian Local Hero Category.

In 2021 Edgar was appointed by the Minister for European and Foreign affairs (Malta) to the National Council for the Maltese Living Abroad here in Australia.

Edgar been serving as an Australia Day Council Ambassador since 2010. He has also served as a Justice of the Peace in and for the State of South Australia for many years.

When asked what motivates him, Edgar’s response is that he is passionate about giving back to the community, as he is grateful for the opportunities Australia has given him and his family.

Meet our Ambassadors

Dr Felicity-ann Lewis

Community Leader & 2014 SA Australian of the Year

A dedicated, dynamic leader, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis is passionate about creating a better, healthier, more inclusive Australia

Chris Schacht

Former Senator & President of Volleyball Australia

Chris is a former President of the Australian Volleyball Federation and an elected representative to the Legal Commission of the “Federation Internationale de Volleyball”. He is also a board member of numerous worthwhile organisations.
Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor - Business, Law and Environment

Professor Jennifer McKay AM is an academic lawyer with a passion for research to celebrate some but reform other laws to achieve a sound and clean environment for future generations.
Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Scientist, former host of The Curiosity Show, SA State Recipient Senior Australia of the Year 2008

Rob has had a dual career as academic and science broadcaster and writer. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He has written more 40 books and co-written 13 more on science and natural history.
Anthony Hart

Anthony Hart

Mental Health Advocate & Nominee South Australian Local Hero 2022

In November 2003, Anthony Hart made a significant attempt on his life. Through a remarkable stroke of luck, he clung onto life and survived. Since then, Anthony has been on a mission to empower men to identify and address challenges before they escalate into serious mental health issues.

Ingrid Kennerley

Mental Health Advocate & 2019 South Australia Citizen of the Year

After her husband’s suicide, Ingrid displayed incredible strength and resilience, guiding her children through the tragedy, and maintaining her volunteering and support roles that are so vital to small communities.