Paul Wheelton was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for service to children and youth through a range of charitable organisations.
He is the Chairman of the Order of Australia Association -Victoria Branch, on the Blue Ribbon Day Council and the Ministerial Advisory Council for Volunteers. Holding several Board positions in the NFP Sector Paul is also Chairman of the Bali Children's Foundation which supports 5 Orphanages and has 2500 Children involved in its education programs in remote areas of Bali. Paul and his family have established Wheelton Philanthropy which supports many charities across Australia and overseas.
A successful business man, Paul is Managin Director and owner of one of the largest Budget Rent a Car franchise group in Australia, and Chairman of the Budget Rent a Car "Licensee Advisory Council".
He was appointed Australia Day Ambassador by the Premier and the Australi Day Council at Australia Day celebrations around the State.
Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to a range of charitable organisations in Victoria through governance, fundraising and philanthropic contributions.
In 2017 Paul was inducted as a Knight of the Order of St John of Jersalum (KSJ) in recognition of his work involving hospitals and positive health outcomes.