Australia Day

26 January 2015

97 days to go


The Australia Day Ambassador Program, proudly sponsored by Woolworths provides a unique opportunity for Tasmanians to meet inspirational Australian achievers.

1 On Australia Day, Woolworths sends Ambassadors 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 celebrations all 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 2014 participating councils and their Ambassadors…

Council Ambassador Event
Brighton John X Awards ceremony
Burnie City Major Glenn Todhunter Awards ceremony
Central Coast TBC Australia Day Breakfast by the Leven
Clarence City Robyn Moore  Australia Day Breakfast on the Boardwalk
Derwent Valley Bruce Englefield Australia Day celebrations
Devonport City Major Glenn Todhunter Awards ceremony
Dorset Rebecca Cuthill Bridport Splash and civic reception
George Town Judy Huett Australia Day breakfast and awards ceremony and family fun day
Glamorgan Spring Bay Andrew Hughes Awards ceremony
Glenorchy City John X Awards and citizenship ceremony
Huon Valley Emily Conolan Awards and citizenship ceremony
Kentish Ken Gourlay Australia Day morning tea
King Island Posie Graeme-Evans Mayors breakfast and citizenship ceremony
Kingborough Maja Veit Awards ceremony
Latrobe Brian Ritchie Henley-on-Mersey
Northern Midlands Sen Const Ian Edwards Australia Day breakfast
Sorell Rob Pennicott Awards ceremony
Southern Midlands Greg Irons

Australia Day morning tea

Waratah Wynyard Jane Bennett

Australia Day breakfast


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