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Meet The Host



Guy is a genuine and authentic Australian voice, with our country’s best interests at his heart. He is passionate about the protection of our native animals and habitat conservation. Guy is a caring all-Australian, which is why we are grateful that he joined us on ‘Advancing Australia’.

Guy Pearce says, “I hope you find this series as compelling as I have. Being involved in ‘Advancing Australia’ gave me a unique insight into some exceptional examples of Australian innovation. It was a real thrill. It allowed me the chance to explore some incredible work being done by a wide variety of Aussies leading the way, globally, across a broad range of fields.”

Guy is passionate about equality and fairness, has worked hard as a creator in the arts on the world stage, and embodies the Australian spirit. It is these qualities we see in our innovators and change makers from across the country.

“Trying to find balance in this world is definitely a major motivator for me. I also believe our planet needs more consideration. Reducing pollution is paramount. Life is about fairness, justice and belonging. Whatever I can do to assist I will always try to do.”

In presenting Advancing Australia, Guy will help share the efforts and stories of our people with audiences everywhere, whilst shining a spotlight on Australia’s biggest issues.


Guy Peace

About Us



Thirty-six incredible Australian stories of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to make our country a better place. With cutting-edge innovations they are proving that we can all do better, together.

We live in an amazing country. Unmatched natural resources. A long and unique history. Picture-perfect wilderness. And a diverse culture. In so many ways, this is one of the richest nations in the world. But are we still ‘the Lucky Country’? We face some significant national challenges that are reshaping Australia.

The impact of climate change is threatening the Australian way of life, while inequality and discrimination mean the great Australian dream remains elusive to many of us. Our beaches and waterways are clogged with the waste of our consumer-obsessed society, and those of us who struggle with mental health or physical challenges still face insurmountable barriers along the path to inclusion and participation.

But across this big, brown land of ours, ordinary Australians from all corners of society and all walks of life are tackling these big issues, one clever idea at a time. From Bondi to Broome, and Phillip Island to Melville Island, in Advancing Australia we meet inspirational Australians who are proving that one person can make a difference.

Series creator, Ben Gartland says, “I hope that people will recognise a part of themselves in these incredible human stories and see how one person really can make an impact and change our world for the better. Hopefully it will inspire families and friends to talk around the dinner table and encourage government and businesses to listen up. We have wonderful and important stories to celebrate.”

This is uplifting television, and it’s exactly what we all need right now. Advancing Australia introduces us to Australian heroes who have overcome obstacles to drive change. Together, they are Advancing Australia, and showing us how we can all play a part in making Australia a great place to live… for all Australians.


Our Sponsor


AGL is a leading Australian essential services provider with a passionate belief in progress – human and technological – and a relentless determination to make things better, for our communities and our planet.

Constantly evolving over 180 years, AGL has a strong history of innovation – from lighting the first gas streetlamp in Sydney in 1841 to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia, AGL has a strong track record of leading change.

Today, with an eye on the future and close to 4 million customers across energy, phone, and internet, AGL is focused on investing in new ideas, partnerships, and infrastructure – continuing to embrace innovation and technology to foster new and sustainable solutions for people, communities, and businesses across the country.

AGL is proud to be the sponsor of Advancing Australia – an unmissable opportunity to champion our country’s next leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives who together are paving the way to a better tomorrow with advancements in technology, business and sustainability.

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