Paul Wheelton AM KSG

After graduating from Camberwell Grammar School in 1973, Paul Wheelton gained his fortune from his ownership in 12 Budget Car Rental franchises. Paul now spends a lot of his time with his philanthropic endeavours, as the Chairman of the Bali Children Foundation which he co-formed. Paul believes in the importance of education and as such has given millions of dollars towards improving education here and abroad. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his services towards children through a range of charities.


  • Managing Director Wheelton Group of Companies | 1986 – Present
  • Group Manager Accounting and Administration | Budget Rent A Car – 1979-1986

Current Committees

  • Chairman Bali Children’s Foundation | 2008 – Present
  • Currently involved in 5 Orphanages and Village education program in Bali
  • Chairman Life Education Victoria | 1999 – 2014
  • Non-Executive Chairman Life Education Australia | 2010 – Present
  • Chairman Order of Australia Association Victorian Branch | 2010 – Present
  • Board Member of Blue Ribbon Foundation Day | 2010 – Present
  • Australia Day Ambassador | 2013
  • Vestry Member – St Thomas Anglican Church | 1986 – Present
  • Chairman Licensee Council of Budget Rent A Car | 2008 – Present
  • Director – Box Hill Hawks Football Club  | 2012 – Present


Wheelton Group The Wheelton Group has approximately 40 years experience in the Vehicle Rental Industry and has diversified…
Australia Day OAM After a successful career in Rent a Car, Paul Wheelton now spends 80% of his time in the Not for Profit sector…
Wheelton gives girls’ school $500,000 Paul Wheelton tells Liz Henderson why he gave $500,000 to Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, bringing his recent major gifts…
Changing the World At school, Paul Wheelton OAM learnt that education can change the world. Since leaving Camberwell Grammar School in 1973…