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membership has its benefits

As Australia’s peak body for non-government disability service organisations, NDS is the only organisation that supports the full spectrum of disability service providers across Australia. Our members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.

As an NDS member, you will:

  • access up-to-date information, analysis and expertise
  • gain a greater ability to influence change
  • meet, exchange information and share experiences with other providers
  • gain access to practical resources to support your organisation

NDS Member Benefits Guide

Outlines all the benefits you receive by joining NDS

NDS Member Benefits Guide [PDF]
NDS Member Benefits Guide [Word Accessible]

How do I join?

To support the different needs of organisations operating in the disability sector, we offer three membership categories – Organisational Members, Organisational Associates and Industry Supporters. To find out which membership category suits your organisation complete the form below or give the NDS membership team a call on 02 6283 3205 or email

Organisational Member/Associate application form: [PDF | Word]

3 step membership eligibility form

1. Does your organisation provide direct services or supports to people with disability? (*)


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2. Is your organisation a not-for-profit? (*)


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2. Which of the following descriptions best describes you? (*)





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3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible for
Organisational Membership

3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible for
Organisational Associate Subscription

3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible for
Industry Supporter Subscription

3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible for
Industry Supporter Subscription

3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible for
Industry Supporter Subscription

3. You are likely to be eligible for
Organisational Associate Subscription

3. Your organisation is likely to be eligible
Organisational Associate Subscription

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