Friday 25 October 2019


Our People

Bruce & Denise Morcombe OAM

Our message

Bruce Morcombe OAM: Our objectives in establishing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation are far reaching. We must protect our children! We can and will make a difference, ensuring that our communities are a safe place for them as it should be. Your support will assist us in providing an effective child safety awareness program and where required assist other victims of crime, especially where children are involved.

Denise Morcombe OAM: We have formed the Foundation not only to keep Daniel's innocence alive and to honour our son, but to help other families from ever having this nightmare happen to them and our objectives are to keep an ongoing awareness program for child safety, help other victims of crime where children are involved and to keep the community vigilant on crimes against our children. Children are our future and must be protected. With your help we hope we can make a difference.

Personal Awards

2018 - Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Citizens of the Year (joint winners)
2016 - Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year, Northern Region (joint winners)
2013/14 - Communicators of the Year (joint winners) Toastmasters International - District 69
2013 - Order of Australia Medal (OAM) (individual awardees)
2012 - Australian Queenslanders of the Year (joint winners)
2011 - Queensland Child Safety Ambassadors
2011 - Queensland Child Protection Award 'Best Educational Initiative'

Daniel Morcombe

Daniel Morcombe

Daniel was abducted and murdered on the 7th December 2003. He was last seen waiting for a bus on Nambour Connection Road, 2km north of the Big Pineapple, Woombye Queensland.

Brett Cowan was arrested and charged on the 13th August 2011 with numerous serious offences including child stealing and murder. Daniel's remains were found in bushland near the Glasshouse Mountains on the 21st August 2011.
A public funeral service was held for Daniel on the 7th December, 2012.

Brett Cowan was found guilty on the 13th March 2013 on all charges and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 20 years before he was eligible to apply for parole.

Kay McGrath

Our Patron - Kay McGrath OAM

Channel 7 News Presenter

Kay: The tragic disappearance of Daniel Morcombe touches the heart of every parent. An innocent, promising young boy cruelly snatched from his family with no explanation. The pain is excruciating for his parents and brothers.

A genuine desire to protect and educate other young people is helping the Morcombe family through each day. I strongly encourage you support Daniel's family and their aim of creating a legacy for their son, a safer more secure world for our children.

Together, let's support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

Daniel Morcombe Committee Members

Our Committee Members

Peter Boyce OAM
Bruce Morcombe OAM
Dean Morcombe
Denise Morcombe OAM
John Pearce
Tim Ryan


Holly Brennan

Holly Brennan OAM

After working over 20 years in prevention of child sexual abuse and respectful relationships education Holly joins the Daniel Morcombe Foundation as a CEO. Holly has been the author and project coordinator of many books, publications, training packages and resources including the book 'Is this normal? Understanding your child's sexual behaviours'; the disability package 'Every Body Needs to Know', and 'Settings and Solutions: Supporting access to sexuality information for children and young people in care.' Holly is the recipient of several awards including the 2015 'VIT of the Year' from Twitter Australia, 2015 Child Protection Week Award and a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for Services supporting the Safety and Welfare of Children. 

Tracey McAsey

Tracey McAsey

National Strategy & Events Manager

Johanna Moberg

Johanna Moberg

Design | Web | Photography | Video

Georgina Livingstone

National Education Manager

Georgia Grayson

Project Officer


Day for Daniel

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