Remove state filters
Global Menu
Main Menu

Latest Events

Professional Boundaries: Building and Maintaining Right Relationships

Event start date: 29/11/2023
This course will teach you the value of professional boundaries and behaviour, step you through what this looks like, and guide you to help staff build and maintain the “right relationship” with...

NDS Victoria Regional Members Hot Topics Update, In-person Event

Event start date: 29/11/2023
NDS Victoria is hosting an in-person Hot Topics event for NDS Members in three regional areas, with presentations and discussion about key issues impacting Victorian service providers.

ACT Disability Sector Quarterly Forum

Event start date: 30/11/2023
NDS's regular face-to-face Forum for the ACT disability sector. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with colleagues, hear from experts and learn what's happening in the sector.

Related events

NDS Support Coordination Network

Event start date: 6/12/2023
The Support Coordination Network focuses on sharing practical advice amongst support coordinators and professionals working in other key operational roles in disability organisations.

SDA Network

Event start date: 13/12/2023
NDS invites SDA and SIL providers to attend this meeting to discuss current issues and concerns with the Specialist Disability Accommodation operating environment in Victoria.

NDS Support Coordination Network

Event start date: 28/02/2024
The Support Coordination Network focuses on sharing practical advice amongst support coordinators and professionals working in other key operational roles in disability organisations.

National Disability Awards Ceremony

National Disability Awards 2023
Location: Melbourne
Date: 11/12/2023

The National Disability Awards recognise and promote the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organisations who are working to create an inclusive Australia where people with disability are valued, respected and can contribute to the community.

A new initiative of NDS, the Awards aim to promote high-quality and sustainable disability services. They will contribute to sector development through recognising and profiling contemporary, evidence-based services and supports, in particular, individualised and person-centred practice committed to quality and safeguarding. Importantly, the Awards will celebrate the achievements of disability service providers and their staff who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. Through showcasing the disability services sector in the community we will have the opportunity to demonstrate the very real difference that people working in this sector make to the lives of people with disability and the communities we live in. The Awards will also provide an opportunity to promote the sector as a place of innovation and as a place for a rewarding and successful career with a wide variety of meaningful jobs for people with the right values and approach.

Lastly, the Awards will provide recognition that the journey toward becoming a more inclusive Australia is everyone’s responsibility. Small changes to the way we ensure people with disability are considered, included and valued, all add up to make a big difference.

Key dates

  • Monday 1 May 2023: Nominations open
  • Monday 31 July 2023: Nominations close 5:00 pm AEST
  • Monday 11 December 2023: Awards Ceremony 

Winners are announced at an Award Ceremony on Monday, 11 December 2023 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Ceremony Details

Date: Monday, 11 December 2023
Time: 6:00 pm AEDT to 10:30 pm AEDT
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, MCEC, South Wharf VIC 3006


All prices are inclusive of GST

Early bird costs:

  • Early Bird* Individual Ticket: $199
  • Early Bird* Table of 10: $1,790

*Early bird costs refer to tickets purchased by 11:59 pm AEDT, Friday, 10 November 2023.

Standard costs:

  • Individual Ticket: $229
  • Table of 10: $2,060
  • Livestream: $0

Supporter Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting this event please download our supporter prospectus or contact our Events Team for a more detailed discussion.


The 2023 National Disability Awards are proudly sponsored by:

NDIS logo1080px          NDISCommissionQandS         hesta    etrainu

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact NDS Events, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number