Michelle Oates


Michelle is the Principal Solicitor and founder of Connect Family Law based in Mildura. Michelle has over 12 years’ experience working as a generalist solicitor and is committed to providing access to quality legal services in her regional community. Michelle has experience advising clients in primary industry, water management and land transfers, and stakeholders on corporate governance.

Michelle is a community leader with a passion for the Mallee region and holds volunteer and paid roles across various community organisations including. Michelle is the Chair of Rural Care Australia and a member of Mallee Regional Partnerships. Michelle is the Chair of the People Culture and Governance Committee at Lower Murray Water.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons), a Bachelor of Justice and Society and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Northern Mallee Leadership program.