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Rostyn Griffiths

Perth Glory Player
Western Australia

Perth Glory Captain One of the most expensive signings in Hyundai A-League history, big defending-midfielder Rostyn Griffiths has always been a standout player in the Hyundai A-League. Standing at 6’2, Griffiths is renowned for his ability to break...

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Josh Ridson

Perth Glory Player
Western Australia

Bunbury-born Risdon debuted back in 2010 at the age of 18 against North Queensland Fury and hasn’t looked back since. A product of the NTC program, Risdon broke into the Perth Glory first team in 2011, impressing many Glory fans with his pacey overlapping...

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Dino Djulbic

Perth Glory Player
Western Australia

Recognised for his composure at centre-back, Dino Djulbic is another major signing for Perth Glory FC. After spending three seasons away with Guizhou Renhe in China and Al Wahda in Abu Dhabi, Djulbic brings experience back into Glory’s defence after...

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Matthew Pavlich

AFL Legend
Western Australia

AFL Career: 2000-2016 353 games and 700 goals Fremantle Football Club Captain: 2007-2015 Leading Goal Kicker: 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2012 All Australian: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 International Rules Series: 2002 and 2003 A...

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Dr Stephen Langford

Flying Doctor, WA Local Hero 2016
Western Australia

Flying Doctor During his 32 year career with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Dr Stephen Langford has saved countless lives and eased tremendous suffering. Starting at the front line in 1983, Stephen was astounded to discover the limited resources...

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Graham Edwards AM

WA Senior Australian of the Year 2016
Western Australia

Veterans’ Advocate While serving in Vietnam in 1970, Graham Edwards was hit by an exploding mine.  Both his legs had to be amputated, but he never let his disability get the better of him.  Returning to civilian life, he battled the aftershocks of...

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Danielle Kettlewell

Olympian - Synchronised Swimmer
Western Australia

Making her Olympic debut in Rio, Danielle Kettlewell was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada to Australian parents Kettlewell took up the sport at age eight after her mother made her take up classes. She retired from swimming competitively at age 18...

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Prof Colleen Hayward AM

Educator, WA Australian of the Year finalist
Western Australia

The daughter of Western Australia’s first Aboriginal teacher and school principal, Colleen Hayward has devoted her life to education. As the head of Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, Colleen...

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Brant Garvey

Western Australia

I am a Paralympian and Professional speaker and my passion is to inspire and help people so that they experience life to the fullest. Make NoXcuses. I was the first Australian above knee amputee to compete in an Ironman Triathlon, setting a world-record...

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Anne Carey

WA Australian of the Year 2016
Western Australia

Medical Warrior A nurse, midwife and medical warrior, Anne Carey has spent her life helping others – even when it has been at great personal risk.  Volunteering in some of the world’s hotspots, including Darfur, Papua New Guinea and most recently...

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Adam Deans

Western Australia

From a young age Adam was an avid sportsman but when he lost his leg due to an osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in his left thigh at the age of 17 his dream of becoming a professional sportsman looked as though it would never eventuate. With a positive...

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Lakeisha Patterson


Australia’s most decorated 2016 Rio Paralympian. Lakeisha Patterson is most definitely Queensland’s Golden Girl. Lakeisha “Lucky” Patterson took up swimming at the age of three as therapy for her cerebral palsy – to ease her muscles and give...

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Jessica Smith

Motivational Speaker, Paralympian

There have been many stories written about Jessica Smith; it is that of a child born without a left arm, a teenager who went on to represent Australia for swimming in the 2004 Paralympic Games, and a young adult who broke free from an eating disorder....

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Dr Robert (Bob) McGregor

Fundraiser, Paediatrician, volunteer community organiser

 Bob then established the Ipswich Hospital Children's Ward Amenities Fund, which he chaired from 1975 until it closed in 2010. This was a community based fund which raised over $110,000 before it merged with the Sunshine Children's Ward Appeal administered...

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Nick Rheinberger

Radio Presenter
New South Wales

Nick Rheinberger was born in Narrandera, as was his late father Jack and his grandmother, Ethel Clarke. Like his father, Nick is a writer and a poet and a host of events big and small. Nick is also a musician and children’s entertainer, and has spent...

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Paul Murray

Anchor of Paul Murray LIVE , Anchor of Saturday Edition on SKY NEWS LIVE
New South Wales

Paul Murray is an award winning broadcaster who is passionate about his country. His nightly show Paul Murray LIVE is a robust debate show and a must-see for the political set. Paul's background was in radio, first in newsrooms then hosting shows for...

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Chelsea Higgins


Chelsea Higgins has made a remarkable recovery from the extensive injuries she suffered whilst competing at the Equestrian Australia Interschool National Championships in September 2010. Chelsea suffered a major brain injury, fractured scapula, lacerated...

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Matt Golinski


Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Well known as one of the original team members of the popular Ready Steady Cook television series, Matt has worked as...

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Brett Wilkie


Brett Wilkie is the current Australian Lawn Bowls Team Vice Captain, a dual World Champion and Commonwealth Games Silver and Bronze Medallist (Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014). With multiple National and Queensland state titles, Brett boasts 180 appearances...

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Allan Sparkes CV, VA

Author, Corporate Speaker, International Yachtsman, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advocate, Deputy Commissioner of the Mental Health Commission of NSW
Northern Territory

Allan is the third recipient and the first Australian Police Officer to be awarded the Cross of Valour,  Australia’s highest bravery decoration and Australia’s highest civilian award.  Since the inception of the Australian Honours and Awards System...

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