Mr Don Burke OAM

Creator & Presenter, Burke's Backyard

Don Burke has had an on-going involvement in environmental issues.  He was a foundation board member of Year of the Tree, Decade of the Tree, Greening Australia, Sustainable Development Australia & Landcare.  He also initiated the formation of the National Registration Authority for Agricultural & Veterinary Chemicals (now APVMA).

He has had a media involvement via television, radio, book publishing and magazines since 1980 all of which are on-going.  These have lead to numerous media & environmental awards.

Don has been Patron of Retina Australia & an Australia Day Ambassador since the early 80s.  He is also an Ambassador for Asbestos Awareness.

He received on OAM on Australia Day 2012 for services to the environment, horticulture & the media.