Our Patron

Our Patron

When Peter Hitchener isn’t reading the news to a near 600,000 viewers in Melbourne, he is spending a great deal of his time involved in community service activities.

As the Patron for Able Australia, Peter dedicates a considerable amount of time and compassion to improving the lives of people living with multiple disabilities.

Peter generously took on the role after our former Patron, Sir Eric Pearce, passed away in 1997.

Since then, Peter has been a regular face at Able Australia events, community appearances and fundraising activities.

photo of Peter Hitchener

photo of Peter Hitchener with Con the fruiterer