Out for Australia, proudly supported by the Boston Consulting Group, would like to acknowledge and celebrate young LGBTIQ role models from across the country and recognise the next generation of leaders. 


To do this, we are on the search for the Out for Australia 30 Under 30 role models and leaders from across Australia. Out for Australia’s vision is to create an Australia where every LGBTIQ student and professional is confident to be their true and authentic self in workplaces which celebrate diversity. 


We want to recognise our peers and celebrate the young LGBTIQ role models who serve as a positive example for the values, attitudes and behaviours that Out for Australia exemplifies. These people show us what is possible in the face of adversity and inspire us to better ourselves by living lives guided by authenticity, courage and resilience. 


We are looking for LGBTIQ people who have demonstrated: 

1.  Tangible contribution/s to bettering the lives of LGBTIQ people in Australia;

2.  Success in their respective career; and

3.  Living the qualities of a role model- authenticity, courage and resilience. 

Selection Panel 
Vasudha Punyane, Student and Communications Manager, OFA
Paige Wilcox, Activist and Director of State Development, OFA
Luke Furness, Former CEO, OFA and Senior Lawyer, Clayton Utz
Stephanie White, Associate, BCG

Anna Green, Senior Partner & Managing Director BCG

See full bios here
Nominations have now closed.
Event Date:
Wednesday 25 September, 2019

The winners will be announced at a ceremony held at BCG in Sydney on 25 September 2019. We are delighted to be joined by MC Jordan Raskopoulos and Keynote Speaker Kerryn Phelps. The event will be attended by the 30 winners and their family and friends, BCG, OFA volunteers and partners, and key community leaders. We will open the event up to the public if capacity permits.   

OFA will reimburse flight costs for those traveling interstate to Sydney to the value of $250 (all states except WA) and $500 (WA only). 

Who can apply 
Australian LGBTIQ people between the ages of 18 - 30 from all industries and careers.
Eligible nominees must be younger than 30 years of age on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

Out for Australia is an organisation that seeks to support and mentor aspiring LGBTIQ professionals as they navigate their way through the early stages of their careers.