26 January 2015




The Australia Day Ambassador Program, proudly sponsored by Woolworths, 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, thanks to Woolworths.

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 2015 participating councils and their Ambassadors …

Council Ambassdor Event
Break O'Day Council Melanie Irons Community fun event and fun run
Brighton Council TBC Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Burnie City Council Cary Lewincamp Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Central Coast Council John Xintavelonis Australia Day Breakfast by the Leven
Clarence City Council Leigh Carmichael Australia Day Breakfast on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Derwent Valley Council Rob Pennicott Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Celebrations
Devonport City Council Finegan Kruckemeyer Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Dorset Council Jo Palmer Bridport Splash and Civic Ceremony
George Town Council Bernadette Black Australia Day Awards Ceremony, Breakfast and Family Fun Day
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Posie Graeme-Evans Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Glenorchy City Council Amali Ward Australia Day Awards Ceremony and Citizenship Ceremony
Huon Valley Council Fiona McIntosh Australia Day Community Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
Kentish Council TBC Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Kingborough Council Sally Wise Australia Day Awards Ceremony
King Island Council Michael Veitch Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Latrobe Council Rachael Treasure Henley-on-Mersey
Northern Midlands Council Rebecca Cuthill Australia Day Carnival
Sorell Council Glenn Todhunter Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Southern Midlands Council Dr Christina Henri Australia Day Awards Ceremony
Waratah-Wynyard Council TBC Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
West Tamar Council Andrew Hughes Australia Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

We thank Woolworths for their ongoing support and for helping us spread the spirit on Australia Day.

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