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Mahlia Hope (she/her)

Disability & Chronic Illness


Place of Birth: Tasmania, Australia
Current location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Age: 31 years old
Language/s: English only
Cultura Heritage: Ashkenazi Jew & Aboriginal (Bundjalung-Koori)
LGBTQIA+: Pansexual
NDIS Participant: Yes (carer)
Diagnoses: Severe ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Chronic musculoskeletal pain, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
Healthcare Access: Primary Health Care, Allied Health, Mental Health, Secondary and Tertiary care




  • Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of the University) – Edith Cowan University

  • Westpac Social Change Fellow

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – Churchill Fellow

  • AgriFutures Australian Rural Woman of the Year

  • AgriFutures Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year

  • Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence

  • Australian Associated Press Who’s Who of Australian Women

  • Life member – Churchill Fellows Association of WA

  • Constable Care Child Safety Awards Overall Winner

  • Constable Care Child Safety Awards Child Safety Employee of the Year

  • Premier’s Active Citizenship Award

  • Churchill Medallion

  • WA Children’s Awards Adult Category Winner

  • Power 30 Under 30 (Australasia)

  • Country Style Magazine Top 30 People in Regional Australia

  • The West Australian 50 Rising Stars

  • National Rural Women’s Coalition Inspiring Women

  • Pro Bono Australia Changemaker of the Week

  • Act-Belong-Commit Awards Adult Category Winner

  • City of Kwinana Citizen of the Year

  • Kwinana Senior High School/Gilmore College Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Australia Council for the Arts SPARK mentorship

  • Telstra Best of Business Awards – Judge

  • 7News Young Achiever Awards – Judge

  • Community Achievement Awards – Judge

  • Ambassador – Lyme Disease Association of Australia


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