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The Northern Territory Disability Services and Inclusion Awards offer an opportunity to recognise the exceptional individuals working in the disability sector as well as government and non-government services, organisations, businesses and programs that demonstrate outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people with disability.


2021 Award Categories

  • Emerging Leader sponsored by Life Without Barriers
  • Excellence in Improving Learning and Development sponsored by Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
  • Excellence in Improving Participation sponsored by TIO
  • Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness sponsored by NDS
  • Excellence in Innovation sponsored by HPA
  • Outstanding Disability Service Employee sponsored by Somerville
  • Excellence in Strategy that Improves Access and Inclusion sponsored by Carpentaria
  • Excellence in Advocacy and Promotion of Human Rights sponsored by Office of the Public Guardian

2021 People's Choice Award

In 2020 we launched the inaugural People’s Choice Awards!

The People’s Choice aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the Finalists’ achievements, the public will have the opportunity to vote for two Awards in this category one individual and one business/organisation.

Winners will be announced on Saturday 6 November during the ceremony event, on the Northern Territory Disability Services and Inclusion Awards Facebook page and will be available on the awards Winners page on the National Disability Services website shortly after the event.

Like our Facebook page to keep updated with information on this category.

This category is sponsored by Quality Innovation Performance and TeamHEALTH

Terms and Conditions


How to nominate


We have created a nomination guide, which explains everything you need to know to make a successful nomination, including information about award categories, judging criteria and conditions of entry. 

2021 NTDSIA Nomination Information Booklet PDF | Accessible

If you would prefer to submit your form in writing, simply download the 2021 NTDSIA Nomination Form, complete your nomination, include your supporting documentation and email your nomination to submit enquiry/feedback."> submit enquiry/feedback.

Nominations close Friday, 1 October 2021 at 12:00pm Australian Central Standard Time.

National Disability Services
GPO Box 4521  
NT 0801
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