To celebrate the end of No Meat May, and to encourage you to keep your vegan lifestyle going, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the hottest vegan influencers in Australia. They range from foodies and fashionistas to activists and athletes!

Living a healthy vegan lifestyle is easier than you believe it to be, and these vegan influencers will help you on your own healthy journey.

If you want to get a glimpse into the life of some of the most influential vegans in Australia, keep reading! These five incredible vegan influencers are living their best lives and spreading their vegan message to the world, one post at a time. Let’s jump in!

Alexander Robinson | @alexrbsn

Alexander Robinson has been making waves on social media with his incredible parkour skills and healthy vegan lifestyle.

Having travelled the world and lived everywhere from hammocks in forests to a Swedish gymnasium, Alexander has had his fair share of life experiences.

Along the way, veganism has been an essential part of his health and fitness journey. He explains that veganism is not just about healthy eating, but about how you connect with the world.

At this stage, Alexander is working on maintaining his healthy lifestyle by developing connections with members of the parkour community worldwide, as well as on the path to creating his own films and sharing his message with the world.

Alexander’s #1 tip to living a healthy lifestyle? Experiment!

“At least once a week, try to do something different,” he says.  

“Try a new recipe, start a project or go to a park you’ve never been to before; get out and explore!”

You can find Alexander on Instagram here and over on TikTok for his latest video-creation content.

Dara Hayes | @our.soul.purpose

Dara Hayes has been a vital member of Australia’s vegan community for many years. Living a double life as DJ Tigerlily, Dara has made sure to use her platform for good, spreading the all-important message of conscious living and animal loving.

Her Instagram account Our Soul Purpose documents her vegan lifestyle and includes everything from delicious recipes to plant based essential oils. Dara and her high-school friend Amy have even started an initiative just for essential oils; something I personally need to get into more.

Taking the world by storm with her music, the insanely talented musician and earth-lover chooses to share her love of everything vegan on both her lifestyle and music platforms, ensuring she can spread the message of love and kindness as far as possible.

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Last year, Dara was the guest speaker at the I AM SOMEONE exhibition by Gary Sheppard in collaboration with the Where Pigs Why Farm Sanctuary, and has been using her platform for good over the years in many other ways. She is continuously involved with numerous animal sanctuaries and is constantly sharing her knowledge of veganism with those who want to learn more.

Dara Hayes is definitely one to follow if you are interested in learning more about living a vegan lifestyle! Keep an eye out for The Vegan Company’s exclusive interview with Dara for Vegans We Love which is coming very soon.  

Follow Dara’s journey across Instagram and YouTube for her latest vegan tips and tricks.

Cherie Tu | @thrivingonplants

This one is for all you foodies! At just 21-years-old, Cherie Tu has created her own vegan empire, with over 370K followers on Instagram and her very own cookbook!

Since going vegan, Cherie has been more creatively motivated than ever in order to create simple, wholesome and delicious vegan recipes for the world to see and recreate, and she has done a fantastic job.

Throughout her vegan journey, Cherie has taken to social media to share with us some of her favourite recipes, organisation hacks and produce such as organic vegetables, nuts and seeds. She also uploads easy recipe videos for you to follow along!

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This recipe is light, fresh and packed full of flavour! Plus, it’s easily customisable depending on what ingredients you have in your pantry and fridge, so simply adapt as needed. The full written recipe is down below, enjoy! 👌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time: 20 minutes Serves: 8-10 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 500g @SanRemoPasta Elbows (Spirals and penne work great too. Any smaller shaped pasta is ideal for this recipe) 250g cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cucumber, cut into quarters lengthways then thinly sliced 1 red onion, finely diced 1 can of chickpeas, drained & rinsed 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1/2 cup sliced black olives 1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh rocket 1/3 cup pine nuts (flaked almonds would be nice too) 1/4 cup hemp seeds ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dressing 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice (or sub for white/red wine vinegar) 1 tsp maple syrup 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 clove minced garlic 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 – 1 tsp sea salt, to taste 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook pasta according to packet instructions until al dente. Drain, rinse well with cold water and set aside. 2. In the meantime, combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss together. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. 3. Add the pasta into the large salad bowl and pour on the dressing. Toss together until well-combined. Taste and season if desired. 4. Enjoy immediately or cover and place into the fridge for later. Enjoy! 😍🤤 #SanRemoPasta #WeAreFamily #Collab

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She has also partnered with companies like Oporto to explore their vegan range, as well as The Source Bulk Foods, and even does numerous international giveaways for all her vegan foodies.

We love Cherie and she is perfect to follow if you need vegan recipe inspiration, tips and tricks. Be sure to pick up her cookbook here!

Natascha Elisa | @nataschaelisa

Aussie environmental ambassador and international model Natascha Elise has built quite the name for herself as a healthy lifestyle advocate across social media. Her main Instagram account lives alongside @cleancooking; another account Natascha created to share her love of healthy plant based food and recipes with the world.

Natascha is also the founder of Models of Compassion which brings together role models to volunteer and raise awareness for important causes such as Earth Day and global climate strikes.

As an advocate for all things fitness, Natascha also shares her own lifestyle progress online with experiences such as martial arts and tree planting.

In an interview with JS Health, Natascha recommended those new to veganism to avoid packaged foods and aim to eat fresh produce.

“Start slowly, replace one snack or meal at a time with a healthy alternative & before you know it you will be deep in your health journey and feeling amazing for it!”

Be sure to follow Natascha’s journey across the world, and keep up to date with her latest vegan tips.

James Aspey | @jamesaspey

Vegan influencer and motivator James Aspey has a whirlwind of incredibly inspiring content online. His goal is to teach others all about health, veganism, and animal rights.

James became a well known activist five years ago when he took a vow of silence, to “raise awareness for the voiceless victims of this planet”.

He also appeared on a Rich Roll podcast last year founded by vegan ultra-endurance athlete and plant-based nutrition advocate. He spoke about what veganism is to him and shares his story in full.

James ensures that the world knows what it is to be kind in a world that let’s face it; isn’t ours to begin with. He continues to speak for the voiceless, sparking debates across social media and standing up for what is right.

James Aspey is the pinnacle of positivity and Australia is lucky to have him fighting the ongoing animal rights battle.

Be sure to follow James’ journey on Facebook and Instagram, and check out his website for more inspiration.

Have any other favourite Australian vegan influencers? Let us know!

About the Author


Talya is a journalist and a professional photographer from Sydney, Australia. She works as a freelance writer and photographer, with a strong belief in vegan lifestyle and a love for food, music and lifestyle.

She is a lover of all animals, dreams of getting a little Border Collie pup one day soon, and is very excited to be a part of the growing global vegan movement.

You can find Talya over at or on Instagram @shotbytalz / @talzisme.

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