awlq patrons

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

The Hon Michael Kirby has dedicated his life to fighting for justice for those who suffer in silence including the most vulnerable to exploitation and cruelty - animals. The AWLQ is very pleased to welcome the Hon Michael Kirby as our official Patron.

Ita Buttrose AO OBE

Ita Buttrose has joined the AWLQ team as an Ambassador for our Golden Hearts program. Ita was named Australian of the year in 2013 for her charity work highlighting the needs of senior people in the community. Ita is a huge advocate for owning a pet in your senior years which has made her a noble representative of our program.


AWLQ Ambassadors

We are proud of our Ambassadors and are very grateful for the support they give AWLQ.

Our Ambassadors are high achievers from across the community in the fields of sport, politics, business and entertainment.

Our Ambassadors love companion animals and are proud to promote pet adoption.


Sally Pearson OAM

Sally Pearson is one of Australia’s greatest olympians and the fifth fastest 100m hurdler in history.

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Jarrod Wallace

Wallace was born and raised on the Gold Coast, playing his first junior rugby league for the Runaway Bay Seagulls at age 4. At age 13, Wallace moved to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales where his father played local rugby league. While there, he played junior rugby league with the Sawtell Panthers before signing with the Gold Coast Titans at age 16, and moving back to Queensland.

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Courtney Hancock

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Nick Buchanan - AWLQ Ambassador

Nicholas Buchanan

The current Gold Coast Dolphins and former Brisbane Heat fast bowler has joined AWLQ as an ambassador. He has a passion for animals. “I have always been a huge animal lover, predominately dogs. Animals provide unconditional love.” – Nicholas Buchanan

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Thorne Lyons

Thorne Lyons is a native Gold Coaster. He joined Mensa at age 5 and is a very enthusiastic member of the CSIRO Double Helix Club. He is widely travelled for his young years, and has met some very influential and famous people in his travels including the President of Malta and the late Sir Jack Brabham.

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Barry Robinson

Barry Robinson is the CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group, South Pacific.

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Wade Von Bibra

As the third generation to be involved in the motor industry, from an early age Wade Von Bibra was introduced to the concept of hard work by his father Warren.

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Charlotte Crosby – AMBASSADOR

International English reality TV star Charlotte Crosby is possibly best known as a founding cast member and break out star of MTV’s mega-hit show Geordie Shore. Her vibrant and uniquely honest personality captivated fans from the outset and 12 seasons in she is still the series’ most popular cast member.

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Mike Goldman

Mike Goldman began his career as a radio host at the age of 16, interviewing some of the biggest names in music on Channel V, 2Day FM and Triple M Sydney.

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Hayley Bateup

Hayley Bateup is a Gold Coast based professional Iron woman competitor and lifelong surf lifesaver.

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Gary Baildon OM, KSJ, D Univ (Griffith)

Gary Baildon is a semi-retired businessman with experience in retailing, wholesaling and advertising. He served 14 years as a Councillor with the Gold Coast City Council including three terms as Mayor.

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Delilah & Mr Clooney

Delilah and Mr. Clooney are AWLQ’s very special four legged Canine Ambassadors!

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