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UNICEF works with Goodwill Ambassadors who are passionate about giving every child a fair chance all over the world. They generously give their time, energy and passion pro bono to help raise awareness of our work to protect the world's children, no matter what. 

Here in Australia, we work with dedicated and passionate national Ambassadors who do incredible things. This outstanding group of individuals offer recognisable voices to our campaigns, provide opportunities to engage new audiences, act as spokespeople in the media and help fundraise in our mission to make the world a better place for every child. With their support, we are able to achieve incredible results for children and we thank each of them for their support, actions and passion.

You can check out the full list of Global Goodwill Ambassadors here. 

Emma McKeon holding a signed swimming cap and smiling at cameraEmma McKeon

Australian Swimmer

Emma McKeon

Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimmer, Emma McKeon, is UNICEF Australia’s newest Ambassador joining in November 2022. Emma is the most successful Australian athlete at a single Olympics and the only female in the world across all sports to win seven medals at one Olympic Games, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Emma is passionate about global health issues and has supported numerous UNICEF Australia campaigns, raising over $20,000 for our Ukraine appeal and donating a signed swimming cap from the Tokyo Olympics.

Adam Liaw wearing a UNICEF shirtAdam Liaw

Chef, TV presenter and author

Adam Liaw

Malaysian Australian chef, television presenter and author, Adam Liaw has been a dedicated UNICEF Australia Ambassador for many years. He won the second series of MasterChef and lives with his family of five in Sydney. He has been to Jordan with UNICEF and seen first-hand the work our teams do on the ground. 

In 2022, Adam participated in UNICEF Global’s 4-Levels Nutrition Video to shine light on child malnutrition around the world.   

Portrait of CallanCallan McAuliffe

Australian actor

Callan McAuliffe

Callan McAuliffe is an Australian actor, known for his roles as young Jay Gatsby in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby and Alden in The Walking Dead. Callan has been a huge supporter of our emergency appeals, COVID-19, and is passionate about raising awareness about access to quality education around the world.

Carrie Bickmore and daughter Evie wearing beaniesCarrie Bickmore

TV and radio presenter

Carrie Bickmore

Australian talk show and Current Affairs Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter, Carrie Bickmore has been a UNICEF Australia Ambassador since 2012. Carrie currently hosts The Project on Network 10 and Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network. She is a big advocate of our Mother's Day campaign every year and has inspired her audiences to fund incredible neonatal projects in the Asia-Pacific region. We love the article she wrote for Vogue in 2020 for our International Day of the Girl campaign.

Edwina with her newborn babyEdwina Bartholomew

TV presenter

Edwina Bartholomew

Journalist, Sunrise presenter and mother-of-two, Edwina Bartholomew joined UNICEF Australia as an Ambassador in 2022. Edwina is one of Australia’s most well-known and well-regarded journalists, having worked in television and radio news for more than 13 years. Edwina has supported numerous UNICEF Australia campaigns, raised emergency funds for our Ukraine appeal and is passionate about maternal and neonatal health.  

Portrait of Erica PackerErika Packer

Australian model and philanthropist

Erica Packer

Erica Packer is an Australian model and philanthropist. She has three children and lives on the West Coast of the USA. Originally from Gunnedah in rural NSW, she is passionate about children's education and has funded incredible programs in Cambodia and Laos through the Erica Packer Project. In 2021 she created a bushfire response program that delivered community grants to the most affected areas possible. 

Portrait of Prof. Fiona StanleyFiona Stanley

Epidemiologist

Professor Fiona Stanley

Professor Fiona Stanley is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work, her research into child and maternal health as well as Indigenous health access. Former Australian of the Year, she is passionate about UNICEF's routine immunisation programs for children and regional health security for Australia's closest neighbours.  

Ken Done with children. Ken Done

Australian artist

Ken Done

Iconic Australian artist Ken Done has been an Ambassador for more than 30 years! He has dedicated time, artworks and energy to support our work around the world. A key supporter of World Children's Day in November each year, Ken has taken on the challenge of art classes for children and even displayed the art of Australian children in his gallery in The Rocks. 

A portrait of Mitch TamboMitch Tambo

Singer and songwriter

Mitch Tambo

Mitch Tambo is a proud Gamilaraay man, Australian singer and songwriter who released his debut EP in 2016. In 2019, he reached the final of the ninth series of Australia's Got Talent and garnered national attention. In November 2019, Tambo was signed to Sony Music Australia. He is a big advocate of Indigenous culture and has spent time travelling around Australia to educate young people on Indigenous culture and our connection to Country. 

Portrait of Pat CumminsPat Cummins

Cricketer

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is an Australian cricketer, family man and advocate for equal rights. Living in Sydney, Pat has spent much of his life travelling around the world which has sparked a passion for protecting the world's most vulnerable children. During the 2021 India COVID Crisis, Pat was a driving force behind the Australian cricket community's support for UNICEF's response. His incredible donation helped us to rush essential oxygen plants to hospitals across India.

Image of Rachael with a cricket batRachael Haynes

Cricketer

Rachael Haynes

Rachael Haynes is an Australian cricketer, mum to Hugo, and came on board as a UNICEF Australia Ambassador during the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. She joined our For Every Girl campaign which highlighted the gender gap in sport and the potential of girls everywhere to be whoever they want to be. She joined fellow cricketer Alex Blackwell ahead of the World Cup to be interviewed by brave 11-year-old Gemma. 

Portrait of Dr. Susan CarlandDr. Susan Carland

Academic, author and TV presenter

Dr. Susan Carland

Dr. Susan Carland is an Australian academic, author and television presenter best known for her ongoing media presence speaking on her academic specialisation of women in Islam. A passionate supporter of UNICEF's work, Susan started her Ambassador journey by donating $1 to UNICEF for every hateful comment she received on her social media channels. Susan has taken part in multiple campaigns, including recording a Vaccine Diaries video alongside husband Waleed Aly.

Tammin with two childrenTammin Sursok

Actress and singer

Tammin Sursok

Tammin Sursok is a South African-born Australian actress and singer. She is known for her role on Home and Away and Pretty Little Liars. She now hosts a podcast, shares honest stories of parenting her two girls on social media and is a passionate mental health advocate. She is a huge supporter of our gender equality programs and her little ones have got involved with our World Children's Day creative challenges.

Tara Moss in a wheelchairTara Moss

Author, journalist, documentary maker and presenter

Tara Moss

Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian author, documentary maker and presenter, journalist, and UNICEF Australia Ambassador. In recent years, she has been an incredible advocate for disability access and normalising wheelchair and walking stick use. She wrote a fantastic piece for us on International Day of People with Disabilities.   

An image of the four WigglesThe Wiggles

Children's entertainers

The Wiggles

The Wiggles are Australia’s most-loved children’s group and have entertained millions of families across the globe for more than 30 years. From the beginning they have been passionate Ambassadors, helping to educate children on important local and international issues. The Wiggles have been dedicated and passionate supporters of our work to protect every child and we love having them as part of our extended team! Last year, The Wiggles helped give the gift of education around the world.

Portrait of Will GeniaWill Genia

Rugby Union player

Will Genia

Will Genia is a Papua New Guinea (PNG) born Australian rugby union player, currently playing scrum-half for the Kintetsu Liners in Japan. With many of his family still in PNG, he is proud of his heritage and partners with us to raise awareness of key issues across Asia Pacific. Will has played an active role promoting vaccine confidence in PNG, as well as vaccine equity in the Pacific.

Dr. Zameer Gill at a park in a UNICEF shirt and smiling at the cameraDr. Zameer Gill

Medical doctor and child rights advocate

Dr. Zameer Gill

Dr. Zameer Gill is a medical doctor and child rights advocate. He has spent time with the Overseas Specialist Surgical Association of Australia (OSSAA) where he and a specialist team worked to help children and vulnerable communities with cleft palates in Timor-Leste. He is passionate about protecting children’s rights, supporting education and providing an appropriate standard of healthcare to children globally. He has a key interest in public health systems in developing nations and has spent time working to improve the disparities that exist.