Tim Maddren

Versatile performer, charismatic MC

Tim Maddren was previously most well known to parents and children around the world for being a part of the popular Australian children's television group Hi-5, a role he held from 2009 until 2013. However, since leaving Hi-5, Tim has become an in-demand presenter and Master of Ceremonies around Australia at corporate events ranging from a sit-down dinner for more than a thousand people at the 2015 Australian Small Business Champions Awards to small charity events.

As an example of his growing popularity, Tim was guest speaker at the NSW Child Care Week Awards in 2012. After his speech, Tim was invited to return as the Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural Australian Child Care Week Awards in 2013. Tim has also been the MC for every charity dinner for the NSW Rural Fire Service (Hastings Region) since 2011 and has hosted several graduate events including the National Graduate Awards Dinner.

An accomplished stage performer and actor, Tim has performed leading roles in many Australian music theatre productions. He toured Australia as Brad Majors alongside Craig McLachlan in The Rocky Horror Show and was Lucas in The Addams Family. He also appeared in the 2007 Australia/New Zealand tour of Fiddler on the Roof and in 2008 in Altar Boyz where the cast received a Green Room Nomination.

During his time with Hi-5 Tim was a National Ambassador for the Starlight Foundation and World Vision. He also filmed 135 episodes, released three albums with Sony Music Australia and toured internationally. He was also nominated, along with the rest of the group, for two TV Week Logie Awards, two ARIA Awards and an Asian Television Award.

With all this experience, Tim Maddren is totally at home on the stage. An engaging, charismatic and thoroughly professional MC, Tim knows just how to entertain audiences while ensuring that the event runs smoothly and enjoyably.

Client testimonials

We found Tim to be an incredibly engaging and charismatic MC who we would happily trust with all our clients in future. He is organised and goes the extra mile leading out to your event and is polished and articulate on the night. I have nothing but praise and would highly recommend him, especially for corporate and client events!


I’d happily recommend Tim Maddren as MC of any corporate event. He worked with us at the GradConnection top100 awards night and was not only an outstanding and charismatic host on the night, but really took the time to connect with us as lead sponsor prior to the event to really understand what we were looking to achieve so that he’d be able to position us well – which was a great success.


Tim Maddren was the Master of Ceremonies for our National Australian Child Care Celebration Dinner for the Child Care Industry in Nov 2013. An event attended by over 500 patrons at The Western in Sydney. I invited Tim to return to the evening, as in years previous he had been a guest speaker for the evening. Tim maintained sensitivity to the importance of the evening amidst waves of humour and fun. His bubbly, yet formal persona landed perfectly with all sponsors for the evening. I believe he's capable of leading any formal event with a joyous flavour and respectful vigour.

Precedent Productions

Hi-5 to a great MC job that Tim Maddren has done at the Small Business Champion Awards for 2015.

The Fringe Sydney