Exciting Rural People

Check out these inspiring people who grew up in rural or remote Australia. Hear about their aspirations, motivations and how they followed their dreams.

Teaching rural students with podcasts

Teaching rural students with podcasts

NameLouise HobbsFromKaniva, VictoriaWorkSecondary Teacher, Science, STEM, Business and Agriculture PassionsScience Communication, Videography, Educational EquityLouise Hobbs grew up in Kaniva, right near the border of Victoria and South Australia. She didn’t know what...

Running a carbon-neutral business

Running a carbon-neutral business

FromPokolbin, Hunter Valley NSWOrganisationKeith Tulloch WinePassionsSustainability, Climate Change Action, BiodiversityAlisdair's StoryAlisdair Tulloch is fifth-generation grapegrower and winemaker at Keith Tulloch wines, which has been certified as carbon neutral by...

How I founded Country to Canberra

How I founded Country to Canberra

FromBlyth, South Australia and now live in Queanbeyan, New South WalesWorkFounder and Chair of national non-profit Country to CanberraPassionsCommunity/regional development, gender equality issues, and of course, my 1 year old Corgi called Roy!Hannah's StoryHannah...

My passion for music

My passion for music

FromNorth Avoca, VictoriaAge26PassionsMusic, entertainment and self developmentNick's StoryAfter growing up in rural Victoria, Nick Read is now a full-time musician and DJ based on the northern part of the Central Coast NSW.  He has performed on TV (CH9 Footy Show,...

Vlogging the Farm

Vlogging the Farm

FromKaniva, VictoriaWorkFarmer, VloggerPassionsMixed Farming, vlogging, familyMark's StoryMark Merrett works on the family farm, a 7000-acre property just north of Kaniva, near the Victorian and South Australian border.  You might know Mark from his farm videos and...

Two trades, an expedition truck and a yacht

Two trades, an expedition truck and a yacht

FromMaffra, VictoriaWorkDual Tradesman, Fitter and Turner, CarpenterPassionsTravel, engineering, building, DIYDaniel Campion is a ‘dual tradesman’ from Maffra, Victoria. He left high school in year 11, did two apprenticeships, travelled all over the country working as...

AFL: From Fish Creek to the Gold Coast Suns

AFL: From Fish Creek to the Gold Coast Suns

NameSam FlandersFromFish Creek, VictoriaOrganisationGold Coast Suns, AFL ClubPassionsAFL, Basketball, Professional AthleteProfessional Athlete The Gold Coast Suns traded up the order to draft Sam Flanders with pick 11 in the 2019 NAB AFL Draft. He won 2019 NAB AFL...

Maryborough to ABC Journalist

Maryborough to ABC Journalist

Name Bridget Rollason FromMaryborough, Victoria OrganisationAustralian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) PassionsWriting, Journalism, Television Growing up rural helped land the job Hailing from Maryborough, Bridget is now a reporter for ABC News covering Ballarat and...