Tim Conolan – 2014 Australian of the Year Local Hero

Tim Conolan is the Founder & CEO of TLC for Kids. Tim founded TLC for Kids in 1998 after addressing a cancer support group as a motivational speaker. He was inspired by their stories to create an organisation that supports all children in hospital, no matter the illness.

I believe that any sick child, regardless of their illness, has a right to support…and all sick children should have the opportunity to smile” – Tim Conolan

In 2014 he was honoured to receive the Australian of the Year Local Hero Award, and the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur Award for the Southern Region. Tim also is an Australia Day Ambassador. These platforms have been invaluable in helping Tim do what he loves most – helping sick kids.

Australian of the Year – 2014 Local Hero

About the 2014 Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Award recipients were selected from more than 3000 nominations submitted by the public.

The Commonwealth Bank has been the major sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards for 35 years.  Chief Executive Officer, Ian Narev, congratulated the 2014 award recipients.

“The Australian of the Year Awards are a great honour, made even more special because everyday Australians nominate their peers for recognition,” said Mr Narev.

“The award recipients for 2014 represent the very best of us. They are achievers whose passion and commitment bring about change for the benefit of this great nation.”

One Nomination is all it takes…
We encourage you to consider nominating someone you might know for an Australian of the Year Award.

Australian of the Year Links - Media & Radio

Tim Conolan Australian of the Year interviews, Articles & Media

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AOTY Local Hero 2014 Video

AOTY Acceptance Speech as seen on ABC

Tim Conolan TedX Talk

For enquiries about booking Tim Conolan for a speaking engagement, please contact info@tlcforkids.org.au or call 1300 361 461.