Ebenezer Banful OAM

Volunteer and multiculturalism advocate

2024 ACT Senior Australian of the Year

Ebenezer Banful OAM arrived in Australia more than three decades ago. Ever since, he has dedicated countless hours to helping others understand Ghanaian and African values, and promoting multiculturalism wherever he can.  

Ebenezer spends much of his free time offering advice and assistance to newly arrived communities to help them integrate into Canberra.  

The Companion House community organisation that he helped found supports survivors of persecution, torture and other war-related trauma. 

Ebenezer has served on numerous committees advocating for multiculturalism. He has volunteered at nearly every National Multicultural Festival and assisted the Ghana High Commission's participation in the event in 2013.  

He also set up Radio Ghana Hour, a community station focused on Ghanaian life and culture, for which he is program coordinator and presenter. 

Respected in his community, Ebenezer’s efforts have helped create harmony and understanding. He gains deep satisfaction assisting Canberra’s new arrivals to settle in and thrive.