The Australia Day Ambassador Program provides a unique opportunity for Tasmanians to meet inspirational Australian achievers.

On Australia Day, Ambassadors travel to communities across the state to spread the message of national pride at various celebrations. Ambassadors participate in local activities, assist with the presentation of local awards and deliver a short speech on what being Australian means to them.

Across the country over 350 councils hosted an Ambassador on Australia Day.

Ambassadors are recruited from diverse fields such as the arts, sport, science, business, government and entertainment. They can be of any age, but they all share the common traits of achievement through hard work, talent, and a strong sense of patriotism. All act in an honorary capacity, giving freely of their time to help celebrate our National Day.

Tasmania’s 2017 participating councils and their Ambassadors:

Council Ambassador Event
Break O'Day Council Jo Palmer Fun in the Sun: Australia Day Celebrations
Brighton Council Maja Veit Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony
Central Coast Council Bianca Welsh Australia Day Breakfast by the Leven
City of Launceston Robert Ravens Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony
Clarence City Council  Adam Mostogl Australia Day Breakfast on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Derwent Valley Council Dana Faletic Derwent Valley Council Australia Day Celebrations
Devonport City Council Tom Dunbabin Devonport Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony
Dorset Council Andrew Hughes Australia Day Civic Ceremony and Bridport Splash
George Town Council Sally Wise George Town Awards Ceremony and Family Fun Day
Glamorgan Spring Bay Diana Butler Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Australia Day Awards Presentation
Glenorchy City Council Brian Ritchie Glenorchy Australia Day Celebrations
Huon Valley Council Gwen Egg Breakfast by the River in Franklin
Kentish Council Posie Graeme-Evans Kentish Australia Day Breakfast
King Island Council Rob Pennicott King Island Australia Day Celebrations
Latrobe Council John Xintavelonis Henley-on-Mersey
Northern Midlands Council Dr Christina Henri Northern Midlands Council Australia Day Awards Presentation and Activities
Sorell Council William (Bill) Lark Australia Day Awards Presentation Event
Southern Midlands Council Emily Conolan Southern Midlands Council, Australia Day Awards Presentation
Waratah-Wynyard Council Jane Hutchinson Aussie Breakfast and Australia Day Awards
West Tamar Council Rebecca Cuthill Australia Day Awards and Citizenship Ceremony