Di Carroll OAM

Awards and Achievements

1998 Victorian Community & Local History Award Special Commendation

2002 Victorian Community and History Awards – Best Research, Records and Register

Hero’s Award – Year of the Volunteer – High Country Heritage

Recipient in the Federation “Peoplescape” Hero’s, displayed at Parliament House –Canberra

Bronze Award – Australian Signs and Graphic Award – Design of Mural “Through the Periscope”

2009 – Finalist Australian Transport Woman of the Year (Australian Transport Association Awards)

2010 – Awarded Order of Australia Medal

2010 – “Australia’s Most Helpful Person” (Oprah/AMEX) – Voted by the Australian Public

2010 – Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychology

2011 – Finalist Australian Transport Woman of the Year (Australian Transport Association Awards)

2012 – Finalist Australian Transport Woman of the Year (Australian Transport Association Awards)

2014 – Finalist Australian Transport Woman of the Year (Australian Transport Association Awards)

2016 – Finalist Australian Transport Woman of the Year (Australian Transport Association Awards)

The Golden Age Centenary Celebrations
Organiser and coordinator of 3 day event.

1994 Telecom Winter Games
Coordinator & Secretary

Omeo & District Agricultural and Pastoral Society – 3 years
Secretary & Treasurer

Omeo Post Office Preservation Committee – 2 years
Founder & Secretary                                                                                   

Omeo & District Ratepayers Association –  3 years
Founder and Secretary

Omeo Historical Society – 10 years
Secretary & Research Officer

Omeo Pioneer Cemetery – 10 years
Secretary and Trustee 

Omeo Civic Centre –  4 years
Secretary and Treasurer

Gathering of the Pioneers
Part of the Great High Country Muster

DandenongCountry Music Festival
Voluntary Coordinator of Victorian event with 22 National Artists raising funds for “Kids in Crisis”. Designed webpage and assisted in the promotions of the event.

 Raise funds for Windermere (Branch of Melbourne Orphanage)

 Victorian High Country Huts Association – 4 years
Founder following the 2003 Disastrous Bush Fires which destroyed 52 historicalhuts, now a well-established organisation with over 1000 members caring for thehuts throughout the high country.

Tarcutta Progress Association – 3 Years 
President and editor of monthly newsletter

Trans-Help Foundation – 13 Years 
Founder, Managing Director & CEO of a national foundation supporting transport personnel and their families in crises – focusing on health and wellbeing and filling the void of services.

Tungamah Historical Society – 3 Years 
President