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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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Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991: An overview

Event start date: 5/10/2023
Join Claudia Diaz Amayo, Project Officer, Engagement and Corporate Services from the Queensland Human Rights Commission to learn about what is covered by the Act, when and where discrimination is unlawful...

Capacity building to increase autonomy of people with intellectual disability - A human rights approach

Event start date: 12/10/2023
Are you interested in improving your practice to assist NDIS participants to build capacity and promote independence, understand Supported Decision Making, understand their rights and safeguards and...

Queensland Regional and Remote Network Meeting

Event start date: 19/10/2023
NDS in Queensland is hosting a bi-monthly Network Meeting to enable regional and remote service providers to network, share knowledge and explore ideas in a structured way.

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:

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