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NDS OHS Advisory Group

Event start date: 26/09/2023
NDS OHS Advisory Group meetings are open to NDS members and associates interested in occupational health and safety issues and solutions in the disability sector.

Right on Board – Practice Governance for Disability Service Providers: Governing and Managing for Human Rights, Quality and Safeguarding - Online Series

Event start date: 26/09/2023
Right on Board answers the need as highlighted by the Disability Royal Commission for greater awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Heart of Courageous Leadership - Adelaide

Event start date: 27/09/2023
NDS is partnering with leadership expert, Maria Brett, to provide leadership development for leaders at all levels in the Disability Sector in South Australia.

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Executive Leaders Conference 2023

Blue background with white text says NDS's Executive Leaders Conferece 2023 Sustainovation; Building sustainable innovation, one wildly creative idea at a time 11-12 Dec// Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. First Nations Artwork to the right.
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
Date: 11/12/2023 to 12/12/2023

About our flagship event

We are excited to announce that our flagship event that you know and love as the CEOs’ Meeting has been refreshed.

Introducing the Executive Leaders Conference!

The two-day event will feature keynotes and discussions from leading experts, as well as countless opportunities to network and connect with peers.

The theme of this year’s new look Executive Leaders Conference is Sustainovation; Building sustainable innovation, one wildly creative idea at a time.

Topics include:

  • The current state of disability service provision and requirements for the future 
  • Analysis and discussion around implications of current sector reform, including Disability Royal Commission recommendations and the NDIS Review
  • The future of DES and Supported Employment
  • Business sustainability
  • Business innovation
  • Unlocking agility and adaptability

The full program will be released soon - in the interim, register today and secure your early-bird rate.

To celebrate the reinvigorated conference and vibrantly bring to life the Conference theme, we commissioned Buffie Punch, Aboriginal Woman of the Noongar Nation and artist to create an artwork befitting of the occasion. 

“I create artworks by taking inspiration from my client and what I see and feel around me through my spirituality and what connects me to my culture. I especially love using Aboriginal symbols to portray a story and narrative.” - Buffie 

The meaning behind the branding:

Building sustainable innovation one idea at a time. This artwork symbolises the idea that one idea can create great momentum for a dynamic and sustainable future. This symbol represents that one idea. Sharing that on idea to create a more innovative, sustainable, viable future for all. Lines represent innovation, the future and forward movement. Always moving, growing and evolving. Leaves represent sustainability.

In conjunction with the event this year, NDS is holding our inaugural National Disability Awards to recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of people and organisations in the sector. Two great reasons to join us in Melbourne, don’t miss out and register for both today.

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, senior leaders and Board members of disability service providers.

Event Details

Dates: Monday, 11 December to Tuesday, 12 December
Time: 9:00 am AEDT to 5:00 pm AEDT (Arrival from 8:00 am AEDT)
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, MCEC, South Wharf VIC 3006


All prices are per person and inclusive of GST

Early bird costs:

  • Early Bird NDS Member/ Organisational Associate: $875
  • Early Bird NDS Industry Supporter: $1,060
  • Early Bird Non-member: $1,250

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

Standard costs:

  • NDS Member/ Organisational Associate: $1,050
  • NDS Industry Supporter: $1,275
  • Non-member: $1,500
  • Livestream: $690

**Member prices and opportunities are offered exclusively to members of NDS. Membership must be current as of Wednesday, 1 November.

NDS Member Exclusive Conference Activities

Meet the NDS Board / Networking Drinks

NDS Members and organisational associates are invited to attend the complimentary networking function on the afternoon of day two of the conference, where you will have the opportunity to meet the NDS Board.

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm AEST
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Complimentary for NDS Members/ Organisational Associates

Financial Benchmarking Breakfast

CEOs and CFOs are invited to a financial benchmarking breakfast briefing on day two of the conference, hosted by StewartBrown.

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Time: 7:30 am to 8:45 am AEST
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $49 per person, GST inclusive

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. 

Register today and secure an early-bird rate! 


Thank you to our sponsors

hesta  StreetFleetlogo   StewartBrown logo the abillity roundtable

Contact information

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