Australia Day

26 January 2015

156 days to go

Ambassador Program

The Australia Day Ambassador Program captures the true spirit of Australia Day by encouraging communities across Queensland to come together and celebrate this important national day. The program sends high achieving, inspirational Queenslanders from diverse fields and backgrounds to local council celebrations throughout the state on Australia Day.

Proudly sponsored by Woolworths, the Ambassador Program started in New South Wales in 1990 with only nine ambassadors and is now delivered in every state and territory in Australia. Since its inception in Queensland in 2005, the program has sent over 200 ambassadors to local Australia Day festivities statewide.

Australia Day ambassadors who participated in 2014 were:

Alison Alexander  Professor Peter Leggat AM
Dr Jim Aylward  Dr Richard Lewandowski
Sergeant Jim Bellos  Craig Lowndes OAM
Clive Berghofer AM  Professor Max Lu FAA FTSE
Bill Bristow AM   Ross McKinnon AM
Professor Brendan Burkett OAM  Jacob McLuskie
Dr Sally Butler  Beverley Mirolo OAM
Major Jim Campbell DFC  Bruce and Denise Morcombe OAM
Professor Julie Campbell AO  Lars Olsen
Sara Carrigan OAM  Tim Page
Jerry Coleby-Williams  Daphne Pirie AO MBE
David Conry  Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM
Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO  David Pugh
Charlie Earp OAM  Angelo Puglisi
Nicole Gibson  Ron Rankin AM
Dr Sally Goold OAM  Professor Kay Saunders AM
Gitie House  Bronwyn Sheehan
Peter Howard  Scott Stidson OAM
Hetty Johnston  Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex OAM
Marayke Jonkers  Charles Thomas
Kevin Keeffe  Professor David Tudehope AM
Joshua Lang  Terry White AO
John Lazarou  Jenny Woodward

Read the 2014 media statement here.

Australia Day activities in Queensland are proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.

For more information, contact Events Coordination, Department of the Premier and Cabinet via email or phone 07 3003 9200.

 

Australia Day Ambassador program