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NDS membership fees are financial year based. For applicants joining part way through the financial year, pro rata fees are applicable.

Organisational Members and Organisational Associate applicants

Organisational Member and Associate fees are based on organisational income from the previous financial year.

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

Annual income for Organisational Membership is the regular annual income from all sources, including regular grants and subsidies, but excluding project or capital grants. For those organisations that are not exclusively disability service providers, the annual subscription fee will be calculated on the income that relates to disability services or clients.

Fee typeAnnual IncomeAnnual Fee ($)
M$0 - $65,000$169
L$65,001 - $130,000$246
K$130,001 - $250,000$435
J$250,001 - $400,000$623
I$400,001 - $650,000$833
H$650,001 - $1,000,000$1,224
G$1,000,001 - $1,300,000$1,579
F$1,300,001 - $2,000,000$2,329
E$2,000,001 - $2,600,000$3,247
D$2,600,001 - $4,000,000$4,154
C$4,000,001 - $5,000,000$5,213
B$5,000,001 - $6,500,000$6,471
A$6,500,001 - $20,000,000$8,831
A1$20,000,001 - $50,000,000$11,038
A2$50,000,001 +$13,245

Fees are GST inclusive

Membership is based on the financial year. For applicants joining part way through the financial year, pro rata fees are applicable.

  • 3/4 Year - If joining after 1 October
  • 1/2 Year - If joining after 1 January
  • 1/4 Year - If joining after 1 April

Note: Subscription fees may change from time to time as per clause 3.2 of NDS’s Constitution.

Download PDF of fee structure

1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

New providers to the disability sector:

Companies and sole traders entering the disability sector should contact the Membership Team for the relevant fee schedule. Phone 02 6283 3205 or email

Established disability service providers:

Annual income for an Organisational Associate is the regular annual income from all sources. For those organisations which are not exclusive to the disability sector, the annual subscription fee will be calculated on any income that relates to disability services and clients.

Fee typeAnnual IncomeAnnual Fee ($)
M$0 - $65,000$169
L$65,001 - $130,000$246
K$130,001 - $250,000$435
J$250,001 - $400,000$623
I$400,001 - $650,000$833
H$6500,001 - $1,000,000$1,224
G$1,000.001 - $1,300,000$1,579
F$1,300,001 - $2,00,000$2,329
E$2,000,001 - $2,600,000$3,247
D$2,600,001 - $4,000,000$4,154
C$4,000,001 - $5,000,000$5,213
B$5,000,001 - $6,500,000$6,471
A$6,500,001 - $20,000,000$8,831
A1$20,000,001 - $50,000,000$11,038
A2$50,000,001 +$13,245

Fees are GST inclusive

Subscription is based on the financial year. For applicants joining part way through the financial year, pro rata fees are applicable.

  • 3/4 Year - If joining after 1 October
  • 1/2 Year - If joining after 1 January
  • 1/4 Year - If joining after 1 April

Note: Subscription fees may change from time to time as per clause 3.2 of NDS’s Constitution.

Download PDF of fee structure

Industry Supporter applicants

Industry Supporter fees are based on the package chosen Industry Supporter benefits page

  • Platinum package - $1940 per annum
  • Gold package - $830 per annum
  • Silver Package - $410 per annum

Research Affiliate applicants

  • Professionals - $290
  • Students* - $150

*Students will need to provide documentation showing their current student status.