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Speakers Australia and its principal Peter Physick have provided the most convenient and professional service we have encountered.

In over 25 years of our Institute providing members with current, thought provoking and topical issue speakers for our conferences and forums, we have come to rely on the outstanding judgement of Peter and Speakers Australia.

Whether it be entertainers for a broad audience or the most challenging conference topic, Speakers Australia has never failed to deliver. We at the AMInstitute are faced with the dilemma of providing our delegates at conferences with new and exciting presenters year after year and as many of our delegates attend each year, we need presenters and entertainers with new and fresh material.

This challenge has been made obsolete by Speakers Australia as they have taken the time to know our business, our target audience and our history………

Sonya Maloney
Executive Manager Administration
AMInstitute Ltd

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We at the East Coast Eagles AFL Football Club take great pride in entertaining, rewarding and acknowledging our sponsors, members and supporters. Our luncheons are renowned for their quality, in particular that of the speakers and entertainers we secure.

Speakers Australia is the only company we turn to for advice and service in this key field.
Anthony Dignan
General Manager

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The service we received from Speakers Australia has been exemplary from the beginning. Peter Physick and his team worked very hard to ensure that Keith Scott was available to MC our event under what could be described as challenging logistical circumstances given the time constraints we were faced with.

We would highly recommend Peter and his company Speakers Australia.
David Carter / AgriPlex Group Pty Ltd

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Peter Physick at Speakers Australia since the year 2000 and have never been let down by his recommendations. I tell Peter the type of speaker or act that we require and he supplies a number of names and CV's of the speakers or acts which fit our requirements. It is as simple as that.

Peter’s professional attitude and friendly manner makes it an absolute pleasure to deal with him. I can not recommend him highly enough to any one or to an organisation which needs help in arranging, organising or advising on the best fit for their special event.

David Tuxford
Conference Organiser
NSW Local Government Professionals

Presenter Profile
Bill Harrigan
Topics:   Leadership, Motivation, Team, Business, Inspiration, Sport, Communication, Negotiation, Winning, After Dinner, Achievement, Goal Setting, Humour, Challenge, Peak Performance, Anecdotes, Success, Entertainment
Travels ex:   Sydney
Based:   NSW
Type:   Speaker
Style:   Humourous, Credible, Believeable, Brilliant, Powerful, Engaging, Fun, Clean, Unique
Fee range:   $3,000 to $6,000 + GST

Like the matches he once controlled: fast-paced, free flowing and extremely memorable.
Whilst most people have an opinion on Bill Harrigan, acknowledged as Australia’s finest sporting official, very few people really know him.   Although now retired, Bill was and is the best referee the game of Rugby League has ever known.
He has a profile equal to the major players. It was quoted in the Australian publication ‘Rugby League Week’ that the four most prominent names in rugby league at the time were Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns, Gordon Tallis and Bill Harrigan.  Having refereed a record number of Grand Finals, State of Origins, Test matches and first grade games, there is no doubt that he has played his own part within the most spectacular matches in rugby league history.

Bill has seen the games’ best players up close - often in his face.
But there is more to Bill Harrigan than the game. From growing up in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, to dealing with hardened criminals and life threatening situations as an elite police officer with the NSW Tactical Response group and the Special Weapons and Operations Squad, he has seen the best and the worst that life has to offer. 

Upon retiring from his high profile refereeing role, Bill spent twelve months in a ground breaking move with the Sydney City Roosters as their consultant. In 2005 Bill returned to the NRL as a referees consultant and is now the CEO of Australian Oztag. Along with his high demand of media commitments, Bill Harrigan is very much now considered as one of the games’ best advisers. 

A family man of more complexity and sensitivity than the figure often presented in the media, a two time winner of Australia’s prestigious ‘Official of the Year” Sports Award and more recently a best selling author with his autobiography ‘HARRIGAN’, Bill will give you a true insight to what drives him to success on and off the field. 

Bill Harrigan is now regarded as one of Australia’s leading motivational speakers. He is living proof that if you set your goals and follow them, with both commitment and dedication, you can achieve great results in whatever you choose to do. This is your chance to get to know the real Bill Harrigan. He will captivate you with his on field recollections and will motivate you with his determination to be only the “very best”. 

Refereeing profile and history ….. 

§         393 First Grade Games
§         21 State of Origin
§         25 Test Matches

§         10 Grand Finals

Unafraid of controversy and determined to speak the truth, he is just as much a character off the field as he was on.  



‘What can we say about Bill Harrigan? There is only one. A unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience is to be had when you come face to face with the most talked about referee of our time. As he was when he officiated on the paddock, Bill Harrigan is thoroughly professional and an eloquent speaker on the challenges, incidents and joys of his careers and life in general". 
Pam Shelton, President CMAA Brisbane 

‘I could not think of anyone better than Bill Harrigan, given his profile at the time and given his exceptional work ethic and focus on keeping fit’. ‘It became apparent and obvious to me that Bill was also wonderfully gifted at public speaking and had the ability to draw a crowd in and keep their interest for long periods of time’. ‘Bill’s address was first class and best-practice: he did not refer to any notes and engaged everyone in attendance including those that knew about Rugby League and those that did not. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bill Harrigan to anyone or any company who required a Key Note speaker or someone to address a group in any capacity. His delivery and execution are first class.’
Darren Grace, Senior National Business Manager Woolworths / Meadow Lea Foods 

‘I look forward to the opportunity of working with you again and should the situation arise I would happily put you forward for appearance at a corporate or social event which needed a personality who has a message’.
Angie Morrisby, Straight 2 

‘Bill Harrigan exceeded our expectations as a captivating and engaging speaker at the A.B. Paterson College Corporate Breakfast in May this year. At such an early hour, Bill wasted no time in rousing the audience, managing to delight and enthuse with his genuine warmth and energetic story-telling ability’. ‘His anecdotes were always entertaining and, on a number of occasions, we felt as though we were right in the moment, drawn onto the field with him!’
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Motivation, After Dinner, Business, Inspiration, Leadership, Negotiation, Peak Performance, Small Business, Sport, Teams, Human Interest, Empowerment