Trisha Silvers

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Trisha Silvers
Born Trisha Silvers
(1981-04-19) 19 April 1981 (age 36)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Known for Youth Leader

Trisha Silvers (born 19 April 1981 in Melbourne, Victoria) became known in Australia for surviving the tsunami of 26 December 2004, in which her new husband Troy Broadbridge was killed.

She is active in the Reach Foundation, an Australian organisation that promotes youth self-esteem and is the founder of the Reach Broadbridge Fund which she now manages part-time.[1] In 2005, Silvers wrote Beyond the Wave, which chronicles her life prior to, during and after the tsunami.[1]

She was the 2006 recipient of the Young Australian of the Year Award, for her work in Thailand and with Australian youth.[2]

In 2006, she appeared on the Nine Network's Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice and had a brief relationship with Ryan Phelan.[3]

In 2007, she was the official ambassador for Melbourne's Moomba festival.[4]

In 2013, Silvers was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne's St Kilda Youth Service.[5]


  1. ^ a b Webb, Carolyn (29 October 2005). "A future beyond the tsunami". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Young Australian of the Year 2006". National Australia Day Council. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ryan and Trish make the break". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney: News Limited. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Silkstone, Dan (13 March 2007). "Moomba shows its colours as it steps out with fun in mind". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Youth Service Appoints New Boss". 26 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
Preceded by
Khoa Do
Young Australian of the Year
Succeeded by
Tania Major