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Join Australia’s leading peak body for disability service organisations today.

Being a member of NDS has many benefits. Our key focus is to support the important work of the disability sector at a state and national level:  

Timely news and information

To drive sector change through effective and ‘smart’ advocacy on behalf of our members, drawing on good practice and robust evidence to inform our positions. 

Policy and advocacy

To provide timely insights and analysis to service providers that they can use to inform their own decision-making. 


To provide tools, resources and services to promote and drive continuous improvement in service quality and business sustainability. 


To facilitate networking, collaboration and sharing of knowledge, experience and good practice across the sector. 

What our members say

“NDS has an important role to play in all state and territories, to listen to and inform the sector, to influence policy, program design and funding and facilitate member collaboration - we are stronger if we know each other and work together.”

“I know the information from NDS is researched and relevant for my organisation. They share new and innovative ideas. They affirm what we are experiencing as an industry and they project where we could be looking for growth and excellence into the future.”


NDS Member Benefits Guide

Explains all the benefits you receive by joining NDS.

View our Member Benefits Guide

Which membership is right for me?

  • Organisational Member: organisations providing disability services'
  • Organisational Associate: Sole traders providing disability services and government agencies'
  • Industry Supporter subscription: companies who provide products or services to the disability market

How do I join?

It's easy to join NDS! You can apply online, or download an application form and email it to If you have any questions, call our friendly team on 02 6283 3205.

Download Application form:

(Please note that all membership applications are subject to an approval process, which can take up to two weeks to complete. A tax invoice will be emailed to applicants upon receipt of application.)