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QLeave: Portable Long Service Leave Scheme – what do you need to know?

Event start date: 16/04/2024
From 1 January 2021, QLeave commenced providing a long service leave scheme for workers in Queensland's Community Services Industry.

McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internships Webinar - Community Sector

Event start date: 16/04/2024
Find out about opportunities to host and gain the support of a UWA student intern through the McCusker Centre for Citizenship

Developing a Risk Management Approach

Event start date: 17/04/2024
This workshop is a part of the NDS Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management (RICM) Skilling the Sector project supporting individual, small and medium disability service providers.

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NDS's Regional and Remote Conference 2024

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Location: National (online)
Date: 20/04/2024

On-demand content to conference sessions

Missed out on the 2024 Regional and Remote Conference?

No worries, we've got you covered! On-demand registrations are now open for the next two weeks. Catch up on all the insightful sessions and engaging discussions at your own pace.

With on-demand access, you'll have the flexibility to dive into the conference content whenever and wherever. Registration includes 30 day access to soak up all the valuable knowledge and expertise shared during the event.

Register by Monday 20 April to secure your spot and unlock exclusive access to the conference sessions.

Event information:

Registrations are open for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference. The theme of this year's conference is Invigorate!.

Topics include:

  • preparing for the next chapter for disability reforms in regional, rural and remote settings
  • an all-hazards approach to enabling emergency preparedness
  • multi-disiplanary support for children, young people and carers
  • place-based service delivery - ensuring effective connections to community and culture
  • using innovative and sustainable solutions to provide practical quality care

...and much more! See the preliminary program to view further program information.

With a focus on addressing the issues currently faced by rural, regional and remote disability service providers, this two-day national conference will explore how providers have implemented innovative solutions to invigorate their business and service delivery.

The Conference will also provide an opportunity for disability service providers from across Australia to come together to share their rich knowledge to bring renewed strength and vitality to the provision of high-quality services for people with disability living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Networking drinks

Included in the conference cost, registrants are invited to attend the complimentary networking function on the afternoon of day one of the conference, where you will have the opportunity to reflect on the day’s sessions and catch up with your fellow colleagues.

Supporter Opportunities

If you are interested in supporting this event, please contact the NDS Events team at submit enquiry/feedback to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. 

Who Should Attend?

Rural, regional and remote disability service providers nationally.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 9 April to Wednesday 10 April
Time: Tuesday 12:00 pm to 6.00 pm AEST; Wednesday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm AEST
Location: Pullman Cairns International , Queensland

Unable to attend in person? Livestream registrations are also available for purchase via the register now button.


  • Early bird* cost NDS Member: $532
  • Early bird* cost Non-member: $760
  • Standard cost NDS Member: $665
  • Standard cost Non-member: $950
  • Livestream cost NDS Member: $315
  • Livestream cost Non-member: $450

*Early bird pricing is valid until Thursday 28 March. Costs are per person and include GST.


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