Amy James

Singer, songwriter and disability advocate

2024 NT Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Amy James is a proud Warumungu woman living with cerebral palsy and investing her huge heart and endless enthusiasm in connecting people, changing perspectives and making the Barkly region better for all. 

As a disability advocate, educator and singer/songwriter, Amy is ‘famous’ for literally leading the parade. Most people in Tennant Creek recognise her face from events including the Do It For Dolly anti-bullying campaign, RU OK Day and International Women's Day celebrations. 

She also makes ‘quieter’ contributions to Women With Disabilities Australia, the Northern Territory’s Disability Advisory Committee, and Tennant Creek Transport Inc. She takes part in many information-gathering sessions, including those convened by the NDIS and Department of Social Services. 

Amy always speaks up for what she believes to be fair, honest and supportive to and for her community. In 2023, she won the prestigious Somerville Community Service Award at the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards.