An advocate for the arts

Peter Goers OAM (BA(Hons) ’78) is an actor, director, reviewer, former academic and host of the ABC’s Local Radio program, The Evening Show, which broadcasts throughout South Australia and into New South Wales.

Peter’s career has spanned over 40 years in the entertainment industry, across a range of different media including television and theatre. As a columnist for Adelaide’s Sunday Mail and a radio announcer he has won himself a dedicated audience.

Peter has lent his prominent public profile to volunteer for various community organisations across South Australia. He is patron of six arts and community organisations, ambassador for numerous charities and the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Peter’s commitment to the local community through a range of activities including public speaking, mentoring and committee work, to assist in raising awareness of local programs and events is colossal, with almost all of his spare time spent supporting these community, artistic and cultural groups in achieving their goals.

He was nominated by an ABC Local Radio listener for his benevolent contribution to the community for the SA Local Hero category in South Australia’s Australian of the Year Awards which he went on to win in 2010.

In 2013, Peter was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community as a radio broadcaster.

Peter Goers OAM was awarded a 2017 Flinders University Distinguished Alumni Award for his significant contribution to the community, the state and the nation in theatre and entertainment, cultural knowledge, broadcasting, information sharing, community engagement, and the promotion of diversity.

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