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28/04/2023

Nominations are open for the 2024 National Disability Awards! 

Do you know an outstanding individual, team or organisation supporting people with disability to achieve their goals?  The National Disability Awards aim to promote high quality sustainable disability services and recognise the extraordinary contributions of those working to create an inclusive Australia that values people with disability. 

About the Awards

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.

An 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

  • Nominations open: Thursday 11 July 2024
  • Nominations close: Monday 12 August 2024
  • Finalists announced: September 2024
  • Winners Announced: Monday 9 December 2024 at the National Disability Support Awards ceremony in Adelaide.

Please note: NDS reserves the right to amend the nomination dates at any time. Any changes will be publicised on the Awards website.

Categories and critera

Awards will be presented in: 

Individual/ Team Categories

  • Allied Health Professionals Award
  • Excellence in Disability Support Work
  • Media Award
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year
  • Excellence in Regional and Remote Support

Organisation Categories

  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Inclusive Communities Awards
  • Excellence in Regional and Remote Support
  • Excellence in Service Quality

How to Nominate

Ready to nominate an outstanding individual, team or organisation? Here’s how: 

  1. Familiarise yourself with the nomination process and Terms and Conditions by reading the Nomination Guide
  2. Explore and select the most suitable category 
  3. Register (if first time user) or Login via our Awards platform
  4. Complete the online nomination form
  5. Check all information is correct, in particular spelling of names and email addresses 
  6. Don’t forget to attach a photo 
  7. Submit supporting documents (optional) 

Nomination Guide Category Criteria Online nomination form

National Disability Awards Ceremony

Save the date! Winners for the 2024 National Disability Support Awards will be announced on Monday 9 December in Adelaide.

Date: Monday, 9 December 2024
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm ACST
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Past winners

To see previous National Disability Awards winners and nominees, please visit our Honour Roll page.

Sponsorship

The National Disability Awards are a powerful platform for organisations to showcase their commitment to inclusion.  If you wish to sponsor an award or support the National Disability Awards, please contact us: submit enquiry/feedback

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Courtney Barton, Senior Events Coordinator, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number

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