Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year

State and Territory Recipient

2008 VIC Australian of the Year

Stuart Appleby

State: Victoria

Sportsman and benefactor

Stuart Appleby is a highly successful sportsman and a great community activist. He has won our most important golfing honour, the Australian Open, and consistently features in the top ten of world golf rankings. Stuart is a strong supporter of the Challenge Foundation, raising money for children with cancer. He not only gives of his time and energy, but has personally donated more than a million dollars. After visiting his parents’ farm he saw firsthand the devastation and despair caused by drought. Now Stuart also supports beyondblue, with a special focus on combating depression in rural communities. Through his ‘birdie meter’ he raises donations for every birdie he makes in tournaments. Stuart has a wonderful ability to relate to people of all ages and is the driving force behind Victoria’s junior golf foundation. He is a role model as an international achiever and a caring contributor to the community.

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