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 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.
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 is one of Australia’s greatest olympians and the fifth fastest 100m hurdler in history.Learn more
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.Learn more
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 BuchananLearn more
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.Learn more
Barry Robinson is the CEO and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific and Wyndham Hotel Group, South Pacific.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Hayley Bateup is a Gold Coast based professional Iron woman competitor and lifelong surf lifesaver.Learn more
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.Learn more
Delilah and Mr. Clooney are AWLQ’s very special four legged Canine Ambassadors!Learn more
If you believe that all abandoned animals deserve a second chance at life – do something wonderfully kind – join us! Become a monthly giver and provide innocent animals with a life they deserve
Together, we will do whatever it takes to give them a second chance at life; you can help save the life of a shelter animal by giving the ultimate gift of kindness.