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NDIS Champions

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Michelle Weinert 

Taree, NSW

AFDO NDIS Champion Michelle Weinert

Michelle Weinert lives in Taree where she works at Valley Industries, as a Courier, and in Administration. The company has 140 employees, who are friendly and supportive. Outside of this role, Michelle also works independently as a Body Shop consultant, and runs her own E-Commerce Essential Services business.

Michelle has studied widely and has a Diploma in Aboriginal Studies and a Diploma in Business Management, as well as Certificate IV in Assistant Nursing, Certificate IV in Community Services, Welfare, as well as qualifications relating to Advocacy and Leadership, and Alcohol and Drugs.

Michelle is warm-hearted, easy-going and passionate. She likes everybody and everything to be respected because it creates harmony. 

In her spare time Michelle enjoys swimming, gardening and going out with friends.

Michelle says, “I'm enjoying being an NDIS Champion as it is yet another challenge to better yourself, gain confidence and help others to have their dreams and goals counted - and that it may not be as far out of reach as one might think.”

About the NDIS Champions program

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?

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has recently employed and 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 a free information session on the NDIS, you can fill out an Expression of interest form (online or PDF), or contact your local Champion directly using the contact details on the Champions' page. 

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. 

Contact details

If you would like Michelle to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her at

Download Michelle's NDIS Champions flyer (PDF, 1 page, 160kb)

Michelle has recently been featured in her local media for her role as an NDIS Champion. See more below:

Michelle's a champion: Taree woman chosen to be the face of national NDIS rollout 
Manning River Times

NDIS Champion - Michelle Weinert (page 4)
Valley Vibes - October 2016, Issue 50