World Vision Patrons

World Vision Patrons

World Vision partners with Australian talent and personalities who share our passion to help eliminate poverty and its causes. By speaking out against global injustice, Goodwill Ambassadors and Patrons inspire their fans and followers to become change makers.

We're grateful for their support - their commitment helps us get closer to our shared goal of creating a better and fairer world for children.


Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent's first novel, Burial Rites (2013), was translated into 30 languages and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Stella Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It won the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award, and is being adapted for film by TriStar Pictures. Her second novel, The Good People (2016) was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Queensland Literary Awards and the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. It is currently being adapted for film by Aquarius Productions.

Hannah is a passionate advocate for our child sponsorship program, having sponsored children in Chad and Jerusalem West Bank Gaza. As a mother with a young daughter, Hannah hopes that the girls she sponsors will be empowered with the same opportunities her daughter receives in Australia.  

In the media


Hannah first become involved with World Vision when she wrote an article for the Sydney Morning Herald in support of #kidsoffnauru. As a mother Hannah drew comparisons between the power and powerlessness of parenthood with the powerlessness the children and families are experiencing on Nauru.

You can read Hannah’s article here


Hannah continued to advocate for the children on Nauru in her interview with The ABC’s the Hub and discussed how she feels compelled to use her platform to speak out on social injustice.

You can listen to Hannah’s 11 minute interview with ABC radio here


Most recently Hannah spoke with Adelaide 5aa about becoming a Patron for World Vision and the importance of child sponsorship and her faith in World Vision’s ability to change the lives of not only the child but the community.

You can listen to Hannah’s 13-minute interview with 5aa below.