INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Tim Costello AO

MEMBER

Director of Ethical Voice and Exec Director of Micah Australia

Former Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia (2004 – 2016) and leading voice on social justice issues. Tim is a globally respected human rights activist and commentator.

Tim Costello is recognised as one of Australia’s leading voices on social justice issues, having spearheaded public debates on gambling, urban poverty, homelessness, reconciliation, and substance abuse. 

Tim is also involved in…

  • The Community Council of Australia. 
  • Alliance for Gambling Reform
  • Senior Fellow for Centre for Public Christianity 

Prior to World Vision, Tim served as a Baptist Minister in St Kilda and at Collins St Baptist Church.

Tim has authored Another Way to Love, Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda, Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher, Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar), and Hope (2013), Faith (2016) and in 2019 published a memoir called A Lot with a Little.

In 2004, Tim was named Victorian of the Year, made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005, and named Victorian Australian of the Year in 2006.