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Tour of Honour


Tour of Honour 2022 - Upper Spencer Gulf Region

16th November 2022 - 18th November 2022


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Tour of Honour Limestone Coast


Tour of Honour 2022 - Limestone Coast - 18 to 20 May

The communities of Naracoorte and Mount Gambier embraced this profound opportunity to hear from five inspirational Australians during our Tour of Honour from 18 to 20 May –

Bernie Shakeshaft, Australia’s Local Hero 2020 - Founder of youth mentoring program BackTrack Youth Works

Professor Helen Marshall AM, SA Australian of the Year 2022 – Vaccination Researcher

Mark Le Messurier, SA Senior Australian of the Year 2022 - Educator, counsellor & author

Dr Trudy Lin, SA Young Australian of the Year 2022 - Special needs dentistry consultant

Monique Bareham, SA Local Hero of The Year 2022 - Lymphoedema advocate and leader

We had wide reaching and diverse representation in each Local Government area, including primary and secondary school students, Members of Parliament, Elected Members and staff of Local Councils, Citizen of the Year recipients, business leaders and community groups. The Tour of Honour was an unique opportunity for our Australian of the Year Award recipients to connect with young people and explore important topics of mental health and wellbeing, self-worth and identity, advocacy and social justice and how we can all be agents of change.

We could not have held the Tour of Honour without the generous support from our presenting partner - MGA Insurance and supporting partners Barry Maney GroupEssity Medical Solutions and Tenison Woods CollegeUniversity of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus, accommodation partner The Commodore and media partner ABC Southeast SA.

The Australians of the Year also had the honour of visiting MGA Insurance Group Naracoorte office and spent the afternoon with MGA’s incredible team and special longstanding clients.

With special thanks to Substance Misuse Limestone Coast and Mount Gambier Breast Cancer Awareness Group for enabling rich and impactful conversations addressing issues that impact us all.  

The Tour of Honour amplified the Australian of the Year Awards Program and to encouraged future nominations from the regions.

With special thanks to our regional Councils - Naracoorte Lucindale Council, District Council of Grant and the City of Mount Gambier.

We also thank our strategic funding partners the SA Government, National Australia Day Council and the City of Adelaide. Without these partnerships our awards and events would not be possible.




 Tour of Honour 2021 - Upper Spencer Gulf Region



The Tour of Honour brought our incredible Australian of the Year Awards recipients to the regions on the 11 and 12 November 2021. It was an honour to be in the presence of the Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla communities and we can't thank you enough for your warm hospitality and engagement.

These free public forums enabled young people, educators, parents and the wider community to engage with Dr James Muecke AM, Tanya Hosch and Isobel Marshall.

With special thanks to Port Pirie Regional Council, Port Augusta City Council and Whyalla City Council.

We are proud to align with presenting partner Elders, supporting partners Marshall & Brougham and MGA Insurance, travelling and touring partners Sundrop Farms and Des's Minibus and media partner ABC North and West SA.

We thank our strategic funding partners the SA Government, National Australia Day Council and City of Adelaide. Without these partnerships our events would not be possible.



We take this opportunity to deeply thank you for your involvement at our events. We are a not for profit organisation and your support enables us to deliver a program of activities to our communities across South Australia.

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