Dave Jacka

Meet Dave

“My mission – pushing the limits.” Dave Jacka

Breaking his neck at 19 was never going to stop Dave Jacka live life to the full. With just 6% physical function he’s a master of engineering his adventures and environment to suit his disability.

His achievements include:

  • First quadriplegic to fly solo around Australia
  • First quadriplegic to fly solo a microlight trike
  • First quadriplegic to paddle a kayak 2,226 km down the Murray River from Lake Hume to the sea
  • Represented Australia in the 1996 Paralympic Games

Dave’s motivational talks highlight how Dave has achieved what he has – through the power of goal setting, strategies to overcoming challenges, dealing with change & more.

For his achievements, Dave was a Victorian Australian of the Year finalist (2014) and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (2015) for his contribution to people with a disability through sport.


See Dave in the media