Media Centre

The Organ and Tissue Authority’s Media Office provides the first point of contact for all media queries.

We provide journalists and producers with access to factual information about organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Australia. We can provide expert comment and facilitate interviews with clinicians in the donation and transplantation sector, donor family members and transplant recipients.

OTA Media Office

Phone: 02 6198 9871/9895
Mobile: 0403 058 662 (after hours contact)
Email: cristina.obrien@donatelife.gov.au 

For media enquiries specific to a State or Territory please contact the appropriate media contact below:

DonateLife ACT

Contact: Paul McLauchlan
Phone: 02 6244 3698
Email: paul.mclauchlan@act.gov.au

DonateLife NSW

Contact: Sarah Barrett
Phone: (02) 8566 1714 | Mob 0407 419 477
Email: sarah.barrett@health.nsw.gov.au

DonateLife NT

Contact: Shan Cairnes
Phone: 08 8922 6700 | Mob: 0407 252 603
Email: shan.cairnes@nt.gov.au

DonateLife QLD

Contacts: Belinda Chilton; Shelley Waller
Phone: 0412 585 078; 0419 498 710
Email: belinda.chilton@health.qld.gov.au; shelley-lee.waller@health.qld.gov.au

DonateLife SA

Contact: Alison Bowman
Phone: 08 8207 7190 / 0419 094 486
Email: alison.bowman2@sa.gov.au

DonateLife TAS

Contact: Davin Hibberd
Phone: 03 6270 2209
Email: donatelife.tasmania@dhhs.tas.gov.au

DonateLife VIC

Contact: Adam Duke 
Phone: (03) 8317 7401
Mobile: 0428 072 782
Email: aduke@redcrossblood.org.au

DonateLife WA

Contact: Jennifer Duggan
Phone: 08 9222 8556
Mobile: 0477 371 675
Email: Jennifer.Duggan@health.wa.gov.au 

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