One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

The Tunarama Ambassador Quest was part of our very first Festival in 1962 with a record 28 entrants. It was designed to give 'young ladies' an opportunity to support local charities with the winner automatically entered into the Miss South Australia Quest.

The Quest has moved forward from those more innocent days and evolved into an opportunity for local people to learn new skills whilst still raising money for, and supporting, a wide range of charitable organisations on the Lower Eyre Peninsula.










Entrants must be aged 18 or over on entry, resident of the Lower Eyre Peninsula and we welcome men & women from all backgrounds.


Throughout the quest each entrant raises funds for their chosen Eyre Peninsula based charity or not-for-profit organisation. A panel of independent judges choose the Community Ambassador who represents the Tunarama Festival and Port Lincoln at various events over the following year, along with other awards given for reaching specific targets such as Highest Fundraiser. 

Welcome HAZEL MANNING - 2022 Quest Coordinator. Hazel has been engaged to manage both Quests in 2022 and is a wonderful addition to our volunteer team. Please contact Hazel direct on 0402 207 559 or via Tunarama of (08) 8682 1300 /

The 2022 Ambassador Quest is now open! There have been some changes to past Quests including the introduction of a series of professional and personal development components, with all entrants who complete the program leaving with a raft of valuable skills including social media, PR & Marketing, interview, public speaking and basic business experiences. These components will be delivered by individuals and businesses with expertise in these fields.


For more information on becoming a quest entrant, sponsor or fundraising recipient, please contact the Tunarama office

on 8682 1300 or email your enquiry to  

2022 Helping Hand Senior Ambassador Quest is now open!

Celebrating our 60th Festival, we're holding a special Senior Ambassador Quest for people aged 60+. Open to all residents of Lower Eyre Peninsula, the Senior Quest is based on the highly regarded Senior Australian of The Year format where older people are recognised for their on-going and tireless support of the community. We encourage all people aged 60+ to consider taking part and raising valuable funds for their charity of choice. Opportunities to work with Ambassador Quest entrants abound - you can even join as a team and raise funds for the same charity. For more information, please contact us at or call 8682 1300.

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Message from the 2020 Tunarama Ambassador - Belinda Currie

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Hi, I'm Belinda Currie and I'm the 2020 / 2021 Tunarama Ambassador. 

Taking part in the 2020 Ambassador Quest was one of the most unexpectedly rewarding things I've ever done. Apart from raising much needed funds for my chosen charity - the Royal Flying Doctor - the experience proved to be life-changing. I've developed so much confidence in every aspect of my life as well as contributed to the community in ways I didn't even know you could!

I urge anyone considering taking this journey to do so. You definitely won't regret it.

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