Steve Irwin Gala Dinner
DATE Saturday, 9th November 2019
TIME 6.00pm
VENUE Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Grey Street entrance, South Bank, QLD 4101
DRESS Black tie, with a touch of khaki



Georgie Gardner

Host of TODAY on the Nine Network Georgie Gardner is one of the country’s best known and most popular television presenters.

She is currently co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast program, TODAY with Karl Stefanovic.

Georgie hails from Perth, Western Australia and was educated at Dalkeith Primary School and St Hilda’s Anglican Girls School.

In 1990 she began studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing an associate diploma in performing arts and majoring in media performance.

In 1992, Gardner moved to Newcastle in New South Wales to take up a cadetship at Radio 2NX where she reported, wrote and read the news. In her debut year she was rewarded with radio’s highest award – a RAWARD as Australia’s Best Newcomer to metropolitan radio.

She moved to Sydney’s top-rating FM station 2DAY FM’s newsroom in 1994, spending three years as the drive-time newsreader before joining the Ten Network as a television news reporter and fill-in presenter in 1997.

In 1998, Gardner moved to the Seven Network to read the Late News. She went on to co-host the network’s early morning Sunrise program for two years.

Gardner joined the Nine Network in July 2002 to present various news bulletins as well as the weather on the 6.00pm weekday news.

Georgie is mother to Bronte and Angus, and along with her husband, Tim they reside in Sydney.


David Campbell

Host of TODAY Extra on the Nine Network David Campbell is one of Australia’s most popular entertainers.

A multiplatinum selling recording artist, Campbell has featured on TV, starred in theatre and cabaret, recorded three Top Ten albums, and sold out concert tours from coast to coast. He has a unique legacy as not just one of Australia’s leading musical theatre stars, but also one of the few local performers to have achieved similar success in New York.

Born and raised in Adelaide, David was drawn to the performing arts – initially as an actor. He was performing at the STC and Sydney Opera House by the age of 22, and in 1997 starred in a major revival of Les Miserables in Sydney. Shortly after this, Campbell moved to New York, where his downtown cabaret show attracted major crowds.

In 2001, at the height of his New York success, Campbell was tempted back to Australia by the role of a lifetime – ‘the wild one’ Johnny O’Keefe, in the musical phenomenon Shout! He toured Australia in the show for over a year, and became a household name as a result.

Campbell established himself quickly as one of the country’s biggest-selling recording artists. His albums The Swing Sessions (2006), The Swing Sessions 2 (2007), and Good Lovin’ (2008) all hit the Top Ten and achieved platinum sales.



Rove McManus

Rove McManus started out as
 a stand-up comedian and has gone on to become Australia’s most successful talk show host and one of its biggest producers of entertainment television.

Rove got his first TV gig on community television, hosting his own tonight show. He hit the prime time schedule in 2000 with Rove Live on Network Ten after a brief late night stint on the Nine Network in 1999.

The show played host to some of the planet’s biggest names with the likes of Cameron Diaz, John Travolta, Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, The Duchess of York and U2 taking time out to chat with Rove.


Christine Anu

Christine Anu is a national treasure and Australia’s most iconic female Indigenous entertainer.

Trained in dance at the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association, her illustrious career spans
over 25 years including music, theatre, dance, film and television. Christine is a multi-award winning recording artist, including ARIA for Song of the Year for ‘My Island Home’ and ARIA Best Female Artist for ‘Stylin Up.’

Christine is currently hosting the national radio show ‘Evenings across Australia’ on Friday and Saturday nights on ABC Radio,
and was recently the first recipient of the Australian Songwriters Associations inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Australian First Nations Music.


Band of Blue

The Band of Blue covers a plethora of musical styles drawing on the influence of individual band members;rock, blues, funk, soul, jazz and even country and western when the mood takes.

The officers that make up the Band of Blue are drawn from areas of policing like specialist units, state crime operations, scenes of crime and general duties.


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