Phillip de Pinto

Co-founder of Living Without Limits Foundation

SANomineeAustralian of the Year2022

Since 2012, Phillip de Pinto has dedicated his life to supporting children with disability. He co-founded Living Without Limits Foundation to positively impact the lives of kids with autism and cerebral palsy. 

Since its inception, the not-for-profit has raised more than $1 million. These funds have gone towards critical research, other children’s organisations, and to set up the House of Respite.

The purpose-built House of Respite is a holiday house in Goolwa. It offers a getaway for families with children who have autism or cerebral palsy. Phillip has poured thousands of hours into making it a success. He’s secured significant private and corporate funding and sponsorship, while ensuring that every dollar goes to the right place.

Philip has also provided his skills as an event auctioneer to countless charities, including the AP Eagers Foundation, Starlight Foundation and the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knight of Malta.

Through his selfless work, Phillip is leaving a lasting legacy within the disability sector.