Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia


Barnardos Australia

Barnardos is Australia's leading children's charity providing services which successfully help prevent and reverse the effects of abuse, neglect and homelessness on children and young people.


The history of Barnardos Australia began with the first migration of children from the UK in 1921. Barnardos Australia takes its values and direction from the work of its founder, Dr Thomas Barnardo, whose life is outlined. The work of Barnardos Australia deals particularly with the prevention of abuse and entry into care. Barnardos operates children’s family centres, permanency programs for 'out-of-home' care, adolescent services and advocacy work. The Barnardos 'family' of agencies in United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia have adapted to local conditions. Incorporated in Australia in 1995, Barnardos Australia maintains links to Barnardos’ international family. (Credit: Barnardos).

2008 News

Miss Teen Australia 2008

Press Release

“We’re looking for a role model not a super model.”

Reflecting class, beauty, intelligence, grace and benevolence, Director of Adpro Management, and Marketing and Sponsorship Director of Miss Teen Australia, Grant Dwyer, has coined the phrase to portray a young woman who represents the quintessential Miss Teen Australia.

Thriving in its fifth consecutive year, Miss Teen Australia is the embodiment of today’s healthy, attractive, and driven young woman, who also epitomises a philanthropic nature through charity-focussed fundraising, in particular, Barnardos Children’s Charity.

Responsible for the likes of former Miss Teen Australia winners from 2004 to 2006 – Lauryn Eagle, Kyra Roberton and Ashleigh Seymour, respectively, Grant has taken a holistic approach to nurturing and cultivating the aesthetic, emotional and altruistic development of ambitious young Australian women.

As proposed by Mr Dwyer, Miss Teen Australia is living up to its mantra’s expectations – attracting today’s new breed of young Australian women who realise the potential opportunities for career development as well as personal growth and achievements that can stem from this competition. Rather than focusing purely on the aesthetic aspect of the event, the competition spotlights the overall package of qualities, taking a holistic approach, which constitutes a positive role model and productive member of the community.

Key sponsors include: Secrets Shhh jewellery, Italia Motori – Ferrari / Maserati, Seafolly Swimwear and Eyewear, Dorian Ho, L’ Elegante of Double Bay, TW Steel Watches, Le Tan, Jonathan Haircare Products USA, Captain Cook Cruises, AMF Ten Pin Bowling, Fingr’s Nails, Nagigia Island Resort Fiji, Meriton Apartments, and the Stamford Plaza Double Bay.

The national final will be held at the Stamford Plaza in Double Bay, Friday 19th December 2008, from 7pm.

$175 pp VIP tables (10)
$145 pp Standard tables (10)

Tickets include pre-dinner drinks, 3 course meal, all beverages, and entertainment including fashion parades, singers and dancers.

Adpro Management Group
Ph: 02 9327 4266


Miss Teen Australia official website


2007 News

Rachel St James helps raise money for Barnardo's at charity event at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Double Bay


Press Release

Cheers, Charity and Friday Night Football

Reigning Miss Teen Australia and Cheerleader for the Parramatta Eels, Ashleigh Seymour, will host and accompany children from Barnardos Australia to the Parramatta Eels' first home game for 2007. The game will be held at Parramatta Stadium on Friday March 30th and the attendance by children from Barnardos is made possible thanks to the generous in-kind support of Westbus and the Pirtek Parramatta Eels.

"Each child will have the opportunity to meet the players and Eels Cheerleaders prior to the game," Ashleigh said. Her message is one of optimism, self-esteem and hope in today's society. "I am very passionate about Australian children and young people, and I want to assist in providing support and hope for children who are innocent victims of desperate and dire situations."

Developing a positive personality and depth of character was a message Seymour wanted the youth to hear. Bill Petch, Marketing Manager for Barnardos, says "Ashleigh is an inspirational role model for other teenagers. Her positive social conscience is so important in today's society and makes her involvement with Barnardos welcome.'

"Many of the children Barnardos assists are amongst our community's most disadvantaged, "Mr Petch continued, "So it is wonderful to see a local business like Westbus, joining forces with local sporting teams like the Eels, to give these kids such a unique and exciting experience. It shows what great community spirit there is in the local area and how willing people are to reach out and lend a helping hand."

Barnardos provides comprehensive support to the neglected children of our community. With a holistic, results-oriented approach Barnardos makes no assumptions about the children in their care and uses no guesswork when directing thousands of young and vulnerable lives to a more positive and promising future. To find out more call 1800 061 000, or visit

Ashleigh Seymour is to soon represent Australia in the prestigious Miss Teen World Beauty Pageant, to be held on the Gold Coast at the Palazzo Versace 24 - 30 April 2007. For more information visit



Ashleigh Seymour

Bill Petch

Palazzo Versace

Stamford Hotel

Miss Teen Australia

Parramatta Eels


Social and Community Entrepreneurs



Media Man Australia public thank you to Miss Teen Australia for its support of Barnardos Australia. Well done to AdPro Management Group for its ongoing support of Bardardos