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Nicole McKillop

Margate, TAS 

AFDO NDIS Champion Nicole McKillop

Nicole Mckillop lives at home with her parents, two brothers and two pet rabbits named Bill and Ben. She loves rowing, horses, horse riding, cooking, eating good food and sleeping.

She is a proud NDIS Champion from around the Channel and Hobart area and in Nicole's words, she is blessed to be a person with Joubert syndrome and a visual impairment.

Nicole is 20 years of age and currently studying at the University of Tasmania doing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology. Even though her passion is working with animals, she has displayed an ever growing passion towards working and building positive relationships with people. 

As an individual and an NDIS Champion within Tasmania, Nicole is enthusiastic to share her personal, life-changing experience with the NDIS and how it can change the lives of others! 

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 Nicole to make a presentation about the NDIS to your organisation, business or group, you can email her at

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