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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

Testimonials

“NDS has provided a range of quality supports and advisory services to us for many years. Sector reform updates are always timely and means we are always up to date with the latest happenings. It’s great to have such immediate and competent responses to all of our queries.” Mike Blaszczyk, McCall Gardens Community Ltd.

“My organisation has utilised a number of NDS’s business supports, including the discounted Industrial Relations service, Legal Helpline, AccessPay and the Qantas Corporate Club. These make a great difference to a not-for-profit organisation.”  Susan Healy, Sharing Places Inc

How do I join?

To support the different needs of organisations operating in the disability sector, we offer four membership categories – Organisational Members, Organisational Associates, Industry Supporters and Research Affiliates. 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

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. You are likely to be eligible for
Research Affiliate Subscription

3. You are likely to be eligible for
Research Affiliate 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.