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Are you in the loop?

NDIS Champions

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Would your business, organisation or community group benefit from a free information session on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), delivered by a person with disability in your local area?

Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? Do you want to understand what it will mean for people with disability?

In 2016 the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) trained 30 people with disabilities from all over Australia to become NDIS Champions - to deliver reliable, fact-checked information about the NDIS in their local communities.

NDIS Champions presentations have answers to the most frequently asked questions, including:

  • What is the NDIS?
  • Who can access it?
  • Why do we need it?
  • How does it work?
  • What do I need to do?
  • NDIS Plans
  • And more

If your business, organisation, or community group would benefit from an information session on the NDIS by a person with disability, book an NDIS Champion in today.

Note: NDIS Champions presentations were free during late 2016, but the project funding for this has ended. The Champions we trained are now working independently as presenters, and are charging modest fees to cover their time, expenses and expertise. Contact your local NDIS Champion to find out more. 


NDIS Champions (by state/territory)


AFDO NDIS Champion Marietta Le GrandMarietta Le Grand
Harrison, ACT  


AFDO NDIS Champion Sarah ButlerSarah Butler
Glenhaven, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Julie LoblinzkJulie Loblinzk
Blacktown, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Marita MorganMarita Morgan
Maroubra, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Quang NgyuenQuang Nguyen
Yagoona, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Daniel Noonan his guide dogDanny Noonan
Dapto, NSW 

AFDO NDIS Champion Mary O'ConnellMary O'Connell  
Vaucluse, NSW   

AFDO NDIS Champion Timothy SackettTimothy Sackett
Bardwell Park, NSW     

AFDO NDIS Champion Mark TongaMark Tonga
Chatswood, NSW

AFDO NDIS Champion Michelle WeinertMichelle Weinert
Taree, NSW  


AFDO NDIS Champion Cassandra JevdenijevicCassandra Jevdenijevic
Moulden, NT 


AFDO NDIS Champion Stephen HardyStephen Hardy
Cotton Tree, QLD 

AFDO NDIS Champion Kate FergusonKatie Ferguson
Everton Park, QLD 

AFDO NDIS Champion Shawn PhuaShawn Phua
Crestmead, QLD 

AFDO NDIS Champion Anne TealAnne Teal
Golden Beach, QLD

AFDO NDIS Champion Sam WallSam Wall
Maroochydore, QLD


AFDO NDIS Champion Bridgett McDonaldBridgett McDonald
West Beach, SA 


AFDO NDIS Champion Rebecca AstellRebecca Astell
Penguin, TAS 

AFDO NDIS Champion Ian BarryIan Barry
Burnie, TAS 

AFDO NDIS Champion Nicole McKillop	Nicole McKillop
Margate, TAS 

AFDO NDIS Champion Kalena SpurlingKalena Spurling
Burnie, TAS 


AFDO NDIS Champion Michael AboujundiMichael Aboujundi
Northcote, VIC 

AFDO NDIS Champion Kate BarakisKate Barakis
Kew, VIC 

AFDO NDIS Champion Jonathan GoerlachJonathan Goerlach
Hampton, VIC 

AFDO NDIS Champion Luke NelsonLuke Nelson
Watsonia, VIC

AFDO NDIS Champion Neslihan (Ness) SariNeslihan (Ness) Sari
Roxburgh Park, VIC 


AFDO NDIS Champion Janelle MacriJanelle Macri
Canning Vale, WA

AFDO NDIS Champion Joshua YatesJoshua Yates
Busselton, WA