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Ben Farinazzo: Ambassador, Advocate, Speaker for Mental Health and Wellbeing


Ben Farinazzo is known for his big smile, big heart, and unconquerable soul that has turned adversity into inspiration.

Ben Farinazzo: Army Officer to Invictus Games champion, overcoming health challenges, now an Ambassador and Speaker.

A proud Australian with Italian and Aboriginal heritage, Ben's journey from serving in the Australian Army

to overcoming seemly insurmountable challenges is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. He battled post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and a broken neck and back, to represent Australia in indoor rowing and powerlifting at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, winning two gold medals.


Ben is an Australia Day ambassador, advocate and speaker for several national charities and organisations to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australians, particularly our veterans. He uses his journey to shine a light of hope on those who are still experiencing times of darkness.

At the core of his journey is his family: his wife and three children, who are his pillars of love, strength, and support.

Ben Farinazzo standing victorious after winning gold at Invictus Games Sydney 2018.


Unconquerable Soul: An Inspiring Australian Story.

Dive into Ben’s story and learn why it sparks meaningful conversations across Australia.

Ambassador, Advocate and Speaker: Improving the lives of Australians.

Learn about the national charities, organisations and initiatives that Ben supports.

Ben Farinazzo, Australia Day Ambassador speaking with Aboriginal Elder after the Smoking Ceremony.


Ben Farinazzo, Master of Ceremonies (MC) delivering a speech at the Soldier On Australia National Gala at the National Arboretum in Canberra.


A Visual Journey: From Army Officer to Athlete and Ambassador.

Discover Ben's journey through images, videos, and memorable moments.

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