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Kamahl AM

Entertainer, Singer/Song Writer
New South Wales

Once heard, his voice is unforgettable. A sumptuous, bronzed bass baritone, it melts across melodies, imbuing them with a grandeur that is intimate rather than remote, because Kamahl has that singular ability to make it seem that he is singing to you,...

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Special Olympics Dance Performance Group

Special Olympics - Dance
New South Wales

The Special Olympics Dance Group was formed in April 2006 with only 6 dancers. They now have over fifteen groups including the Dance Performance Group with a total in excess of 150 dancers. Highlights for the group have been performing with stars such...

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Sergeant John Dooley

Sergeant, White Ribbon Ambassador
New South Wales

John Dooley has been a White Ribbon Ambassador since 2011. As a husband and father of two sons and two daughters, he is passionate about the responsibility that men have to stop violence against women. As a White Ribbon Ambassador, John has presented...

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Don Abell

Former Chairman of Moonee Valley Racing Club

Don Abell was born in Melbourne and lived and grew up in Essendon. He studied at Essendon High School and the University of Melbourne. He has worked in the accountancy profession for over 30 years and is a recently retired partner at KPMG, an international...

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Pamela Adams

2013 Victorian Local Hero

Pam Adams volunteers eight hours a day, five days a week at the Albury Wodonga Foodshare Centre. The Centre collects food from local supermarkets and producers before sorting and distributing to emergency relief agencies. Pam coordinates the volunteers...

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Edgar Agius OAM

President, Maltese Community Council
South Australia

Edgar is currently President of the Maltese Community Council of South Australia. In the mid-90s Edgar served as President and coordinator of the Maltese Language and Folk Dancing School of Adelaide, organising cultural floor shows. He is currently serving...

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Mohammed Shabbir Alam

Humanitarian, Volunteer, Soldier and Law Enforcement Officer

Mohammed Shabbir Alam, a Humanitarian, a Volunteer, a Soldier and a Law Enforcement Officer came to Australia in 2004 as an international student from Bangladesh. He studied business, marketing and management. After completing his studies in 2008, he...

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Matthew Albert

2005 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, Founder of Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program

Matthew Albert is the co-founder of the Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program, a volunteer, non-profit, secular organisation that provides free English support and community services to the Sudanese refugee community in Melbourne, Sydney...

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Alison Alexander

Food Consultant

Alison Alexander is a Brisbane-based Food Consultant, the inaugural Queensland Food Fellow and an Australia Day Ambassador. Alison has a long and esteemed history in the Queensland and Australian food space. She is renowned for her food knowledge, celebration...

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Lindy Allen

Former Director Regional Arts Victoria

Former Director of Regional Arts Victoria (2004-2012) and Director of Regional Arts Australia (2013-2014), Lindy has demonstrated a long-term commitment to the development of cultural activity and investment in community-based cultural programs in regional...

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Dr Noel Alpins

Clinical Researcher, Doctor, Medical Innovator, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Software Developer

Dr Alpins has been practising cataract surgery and refractive surgery since founding NewVision Clinics in the 1990’s. He nationally and internationally recognised as a leading cataract and refractive surgeon and a leading world authority on myopia and...

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Stan Alves

AFL Coach, Businessman, Media Personality, Premiership Footballer

AFL coach, elite athlete, media personality entrepreneur and successful businessman, Stan Alves is one of those rare individuals whose multifaceted ability has taken him from the elite sporting arena, into that of business management, back to sport and...

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Tori Anderson

2013 Victorian Australian of the Year Finalist

Tori Anderson has ten years of international development experience, based in Thailand, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Canada and the United States. She has established and managed several organisations across the globe, include running a national organisation...

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Michael Angelakis

South Australia

Michael is a well-known Adelaide personality with more than 40years experience in the seafood, poultry and game industry and is currently the Managing Director of Angelakis Bros., a third-generation family-owned business.  Michael has sat on many industry...

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Wayne Anthoney

Actor, theatre director, acting teacher, stand-up comedian, clown and magician
South Australia

Wayne trained as a scientist at Adelaide University, graduating in 1962, and worked with early computers until opting for a different career path in 1974. He has worked as Humbolt the Clown and done many film roles, most recently playing one of the guilty...

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Zoe Arancini

Olympian - Water Polo
Western Australia

With parents who both represented Australia in water polo, Zoe Arancini has always been passionate about the sport and will have the opportunity to showcase her experience and skills when she makes her Olympic debut at Rio. Zoe won bronze at her FINA...

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Jordyn Archer

Child protection activist

At just 16 years of age, Jordyn Archer established her own not-for-profit organisation, Chant4Change, now known as The Rescue Movement.  In the last five years, Jordyn’s fundraising concerts have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the work...

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Roo Arcus

New South Wales

Since his long awaited return to country music in July of 2012, Roo Arcus has broken all the rules, has gone where some said wasn’t possible, and has built a loyal fan base, whilst earning the respect of his peers within the industry. Two critically...

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Dr Lynn Arnold AO

Former CEO of Anglicare & former SA Premier
South Australia

Entering Parliament in 1979 Lynn held various portfolios, culminating in Premier of South Australia. After leaving politics Lynn received a PhD from the University of Adelaide.  He was appointed as Chief Executive of World Vision Australia in 1997, later...

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Stella Axarlis AM

Community advocate, Mathematics teacher, Opera Singer

From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director, Board member and community advocate, Stella Axarlis’ career has been one of diversity, determination and inspiration. She consults with organisations that are undertaking...

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