Providing professional consultancy services, media advice and representation and state and federal government liaison.


Feb 2019 - Deakin University Chancellor, John Stanhope AM, and then Vice Chancellor, Jane den Hollander AO, present Peter with a Deakin Honorary Doctorate 'for eminent and sustained service to the Australian non-government sector in the field of community services'.


With more than 40 years experience in the health, education and welfare services sector, NORDEN DIRECTIONS has expertise in a diverse field of social and organisational activities:

• Conference presentations
• Social policy advice
• Social action research
• Organisational change
• Public health promotion
• Leadership training
• Civil Marriage celebration

Peter Norden, AO has a range of skills and knowledge from a wide range of professional leadership roles that he has fulfilled over the last 40 years. He is now called upon by local, state and federal government agencies and the non-government community sector for expert advice and guidance in the social policy field.


On Australia Day 2007, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia "for services to community development through social research and programs aimed at assisting marginalised young people and offenders, to the mental health sector, and to the Catholic Church in Australia".

Peter Norden, AO
PO Box 12
Bentleigh, 3204