Speakers Profile - Walter Mikac

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Few would not know Walter Mikac's story. The loss of his wife and two young daughters at the Port Arthur shootings in Tasmania in 1996, touched the world.

“Walter's story is one of tremendous courage & hope. Like all Australians I have been deeply moved by the strength & grace shown by Walter”… John Howard, Prime Minister and Patron of the AMF.

In the years that followed, Walter channelled his grief into a purpose. He wrote books, lobbied politicians for gun law reform, and helped set up a charity, The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation for child victims of crime.

He has been named a National Living Treasure and has spoken at the National Press Club.

Walter is now remarried with a daughter and is sharing his insights through keynote speaking, workshops and mentoring, with the focus on:


“Inspiring. Walter had a great impact on our people. He reached our team in a personal and corporate sense.” – Neil Grant G.M marketing and sales, FOSTERS BREWERY Group

“Uplifting. Life-affirming. His message of hope left not just a fleeting “ feel good moment” but stirred something much deeper.” - Peter Symonds, G.M Ability Employment

“Powerful. What a revelation on survival!” – International paediatric and nurse conference, 2006

Walter is happy to customise his talks to whatever learning outcome is required.

“I want to share with others how empowering it is to overcome the unthinkable and reach your full potential. How to live life without regrets,” Walter says.