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Wayne Schwass Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Wayne Schwass


  • A F L
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Media
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sport
  • Team Sport
  • Wellbeing

Since capturing Australia’s attention as one of the most successful football players in AFL history, Wayne Schwass has gone on to make a name for himself in more ways than one.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Warrnambool, Western Victoria, Wayne Schwass began playing Aussie Rules football at the age of ten. But with is his undeniable talent and passion, it was not long before he was recruited to join the AFL— so in 1986, Wayne began playing for the North Melbourne Football Club.

From here, Wayne went from strength to strength, quickly becoming one of the most highly-rated players in AFL history. Over 14 years Wayne played 282 games at the elite level, both with the North Melbourne Football Club (1988-1997) and the Sydney Swans (1998-2002). During his outstanding career Wayne won 3 Best and Fairest’s at the NMFC, he was a premiership player with NMFC in 1996, All-Australian in 1999 and part of the NMFC Team of the Century and inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Since retiring in 2002, Wayne has established himself as a highly respected AFL broadcaster on TV, radio, print and online. However, in addition to his work within the sporting world, Wayne has also become a passionate and leading advocate for mental health awareness.

In 2017 Wayne founded a social enterprise focusing on mental health, emotional wellbeing and, importantly, suicide prevention. According to Wayne, the vision is to ‘create the environments for every person to have authentic and genuine conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing'.

Wayne also delivers powerful and honest keynote speeches at countless mental health seminars and workshops, where his message never fails to resonate with audiences.

In 2019 saw Wayne finish up as part of the Triple M AFL commentary Team and as host of ‘Off the Bench TV”. Wayne is focusing up on eliminating the stigma of Men’s Mental Health and focusing on his organization.


We were privileged to have Wayne present a webinar to our entire client base, friends and family about mental health and emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wayne speaks with incredible passion and energy and is highly engaging and captivating. Wayne had a profound impact on each and every person that dialed in to the webinar. Grimsey Wealth couldn’t be any prouder to be supporters and sponsors of Wayne and Puka Up.

Grimsey Wealth

Give yourself the permission to feel your emotions and to express them. A simple yet often underestimated concept that has re-energised our Wellbeing Team! Thank you, Wayne. Your words have empowered us to acknowledge, validate and express our thoughts and emotions; encouraged us to self-regulate and to implement wellbeing strategies to reduce fear or anxiety. Your energy, spirit and genuineness is positively infectious and thank you for lifting us up at a time where we have needed it the most! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your lived experience and your learnings with Us. We look forward to our next session.

Care Guidance

Wayne was able to deliver a powerful and impactful presentation that received a lot of positive feedback from the community. The delivery itself was online and had the audience captivated from the beginning. Even though we all weren’t in the same room, it felt like we were, highly recommended.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network


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