The 2023 Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards will be attended and entertained by some very special guests.

Ben Dobbin – MC

Ben ‘Dobbo’ Dobbin

Media Personality, Host, MC ‘Dobbo’ is one of a kind.

All his life, he’s been entertaining his mates – without even knowing it. It was only when the big butcher was thrust onto live TV, to raise money for the Queensland floods, that the rest of Australia got to laugh along too. Millions were watching the flood telethon and Dobbo stole the show. Leila McKinnon was in stitches and exclaimed – ‘A star is born! A star has been born tonight in Condamine!’ and Karl Stefanovic chipped in with ‘Twitter is going nuts..’ Dobbo is in high demand and has loads of mates that are plumbers!

Ben Dobbin will be joining the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards as the Master of Ceremonies for the first time in 2023.

Shannon Ruska – Welcome to Country

Shannon Ruska

From the age of 8 years old Shannon Ruska has been living the dream of bringing culture alive. His father and many Aboriginal uncles and aunties over the years have instilled his heritage into his heart and soul. In his Career he has educated over 15 million people globally via live stage performance, Welcome to Country speeches and TV appearances on China TV, France Television stations, American TV Series ‘The Left Overs’ alongside US Television stars Regina King, Liv Tyler, Scott Glen, and Justin Theroux.

Shannon Ruska will be joining the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards to provide the Welcome to Country for the first time in 2023 thanks to our Welcome Partner, Cook’s Plumbing Supplies.

Lai from Hamilton Band – Band

Hamilton Band

Hamilton is a Brisbane-based corporate and wedding entertainment band built around Fiji Idol 2004 winner, Lai.

Lai represents the best in corporate, wedding, & functions entertainment. With an amazing tonal flexibility, a soaring vocal range, and a stage energy that is unequaled anywhere in Australia, Lai draws from a vast array of musical influences to deliver memorable performances at every event.

Hamilton joined the Plumbing and Gas Industry Awards in 2022 and will take the stage again in 2023 as the entertainment of the night thanks to our Entertainment Partner, The Service Trades College Australia.