Andrea Madeley

Lawyer and workplace safety advocate

2023 SA Australian of the Year Nominee

Andrea Madeley’s 18-year-old son Daniel died in a preventable workplace accident in 2004. Since then, Andrea has become a tenacious advocate for others affected by workplace death and injury, and a powerful voice against unsafe work practices.  

Andrea has lobbied members of parliament to protect entitlements under South Australia’s workers compensation scheme. She has also submitted numerous proposals under Australia’s model work, health and safety legislation. The South Australian Government nominated Andrea for the prestigious South Australian Women’s Honour Roll in 2011.  

Andrea completed a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours at Deakin University and was admitted to practise law in the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2019. Her focus is on personal injury law.  

She helped develop South Australia’s International Workers’ Memorial Day Service, bringing together bereaved families and members of the public each year to remember those who lost their lives because of their work.