Bronte Hendricks

Disability advocate

NSWNomineeYoung Australian of the Year2021

Disability worker Bronte Hendricks believes in changing preconceptions about what people with disabilities can do. Realising that young people with disabilities had few opportunities to enjoy experiences others take for granted, she co-developed Stellar Experiences with business partner Luke Muttdon.

This unique tour company organises social and recreational activities for groups aged between 16 and 35 with mild to moderate disabilities and mental health conditions.

Stellar Experiences provides access to common activities enjoyed by other young people. These include going to the footy or a music festival, visiting a winery, kayaking, skydiving, camping trips and even overseas adventures. The tours are safe, supportive and age-appropriate – and provide opportunities to build friendships and have fun.

Bronte was drawn to working with people with disabilities since high school and has completed a Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies.