Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney

A New Zealander by birth, Gibney is now one of Australia's most-loved actresses. She has starred in numerous television programs including The Flying Doctors, Halifax f.p., Packed to the Rafters and Winter.

Most recently, Rebecca created and executive produced the award-winning mini-series Wanted. She is a Gold Logie winner and has featured in a number of Australian films, including P. J. Hogan's Mental and The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Rebecca is also one of World Vision's longest-serving Ambassadors, first visiting our work in 1988. Since then she has travelled to see World Vision's work in Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya (twice), Uganda, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

World Vision’s work

World Vision Australia works globally with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our work in long-term community development, policy advocacy and change, and emergency relief addresses not only the symptoms of poverty, but also its complex and interrelated causes.

Rebecca has been an ambassador for 30 years, and is passionate about our work to protect vulnerable children from exploitation, neglect, violence and abuse. Our community-based approach creates a protective environment at every level – by educating children, supporting safe and nurturing families, supporting child protection systems in emergencies, and through advocacy for stronger laws and policies to protect children.

In the field with Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney's visit to Malawi: investigating maternal and child health

Working without running water or stable electricity, staff in this Malawi hospital still manage to provide healthcare to more than 120 mothers every day. Join Rebecca Gibney, long-time World Vision Ambassador, as she discovers the challenges faced by new mothers here - many of them unimaginable to Australian mums.