Bundaberg’s Paul Dellit OAM will share the true spirit of what it means to be Australian after he was named an Australia Day Ambassador.
Australia Day Ambassadors include past recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards, talented athletes, medical professionals, business leaders, media personalities and community workers who provide inspiration and pride to Australia Day events.
Paul is one of 45 proud Queenslanders selected to generously volunteer their time and energy to contribute to local Queensland celebrations.
“What it means to me to be Australian – we live in a country where you can be yourself,” Paul said.
“It’s a great place to live, we have this ideal climate and a good economy. We’re very lucky to live in Australia.”
Paul is driven by his passion for the performing arts and those who work within it, and he is currently the manager of the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.
Australia Day Ambassador role an honour for Paul
Surrounded by foods Australian’s love to enjoy, Paul said he was honoured to be invited to participate in a diverse range of activities as an Australia Day Ambassador.
His duties will include providing an inspirational address, presenting awards and meeting with locals at the Maranoa Regional Council Australia Day event.
In 2001, Paul was the recipient of a Centenary Medal for his services to the Arts in Australia and in 2017 he was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia.
For more than a decade he was one of QPAC’s most versatile and experienced producers working on projects as diverse as international ballet productions and major concerts featuring Broadway stars.
Living a life in the arts, Paul has had the opportunity to travel abroad, but he says he always returned home to Queensland as there was nowhere else he’d rather be.
“I’ve been lucky enough to travel, when I was younger to places around the world,” Paul said.
“Australia is the best country to live in, in my opinion.
“We have this relaxed and wonderful lifestyle here and I do think a lot of people are envious of this.”
Read more about the Australia Day Ambassador program here.