Kristy McKellar OAM

Travels from: Victoria

Play a part in preventing domestic violence across the country

Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Education Speakers, Health & Lifestyle, Inspirational, Most Popular, Motivational Speakers

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Kristy McKellar OAM is renowned nationally for bringing about social and cultural change. Her background ingrained in majoring psychology, minor in sociology and legal studies and also a social work degree. 

Kristy has almost two-decades of experience in the community services sector, both clinically and in managerial roles focusing on human-centred practices. Kristy was named in the top 100 Women of Influence in the country, named as the Agenda Setter of the Year for Australia and has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. 

Through her work to shape the first Male Champions of Change model, as well as her work with a number of corporate organisations in Victoria, Kristy has helped to embed practical measures and family violence policies within organisations, including paid leave.

Further, Kristy is an Order of Australia Medal recipient and has been instrumental to the Royal Commission into family violence, sitting on various family violence committees. She also sits on the Adult Parole Board of Victoria. Kristy is a respected consultant, advocate and courageous survivor that has contributed to significant national reform.


We were fortunate enough to have Kristy McKellar as our keynote speaker for our Department’s international White Ribbon event in Canberra. Kristy’s story was incredibly powerful and moving and will stay with everyone who attended the event. We would recommend Kristy and Keynote Entertainment for anyone who was looking at getting an inspirational speaker for their event.

The Australian Government Department of Human Services

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