Rebecca Forrest

Event organiser and fundraiser

2022 NT Local Hero

Rebecca Forrest has an incredible talent for bringing people together in a safe environment where they can open up and share their experiences.

For more than 13 years, her events have raised awareness and much-needed funds for various causes. All up, her efforts have contributed $1 million to support anti-violence and people with autism, as well as Life Education, the Cancer Council and the Police Legacy.

In 2018, Rebecca founded No One Left Behind – events that focus on women but also welcome men in sharing journeys, experiences and lessons learnt to inspire others. Her inaugural International Men's Day Forum included emotional addresses from Professor Mick Dodson AM and Tick Everett from Dolly’s Dream. She also organises No More Violence events, pushing the message that violence won't be tolerated.

Rebecca is the Vice President of Business and Professional Women in Darwin. Her passion for social justice, anti-violence and youth affairs saw her win the 2021 Palmerston Citizen of the Year.