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National Disability Awards

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Celebrate the significant contribution of individual workers and teams who support people with disability to achieve their goals at the upcoming National Disability Awards.

About the Awards

The National Disability Awards recognise and promote the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organisations who are working to create an inclusive Australia where people with disability are valued, respected and can contribute to the community.

A new initiative of NDS, the Awards aim to promote high-quality and sustainable disability services. They will contribute to sector development through recognising and profiling contemporary, evidence-based services and supports, in particular, individualised and person-centred practice committed to quality and safeguarding.

Importantly, the Awards will celebrate the achievements of disability service providers and their staff who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. Through showcasing the disability services sector in the community we will have the opportunity to demonstrate the very real difference that people working in this sector make to the lives of people with disability and the communities we live in.

The Awards will also provide an opportunity to promote the sector as a place of innovation and as a place for a rewarding and successful career with a wide variety of meaningful jobs for people with the right values and approach.

Lastly, the Awards will provide recognition that the journey toward becoming a more inclusive Australia is everyone’s responsibility. Small changes to the way we ensure people with disability are considered, included and valued, all add up to make a big difference.

Key dates

  • Monday 1 May 2023: Nominations open
  • Monday 31 July 2023: Nominations close 5:00 pm AEST
  • Monday 11 December 2023: Awards Ceremony 

2023 Award Categories

  • Excellence in Service Quality
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Disability Support Work
  • Excellence in Allied Health
  • Excellence in Regional and Remote Support
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year
  • Inclusive Communities Award
  • Media Award

How to Nominate

Nominations have now closed.

The nominees have been announced for 2023. View the Honour Roll

You can now register for the National Disability Awards ceremony.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Making a corporate commitment to the disability sector is an excellent way to reflect the sentiments of your company’s core values, while positively enhancing your image and credibility. By sponsoring the National Disability Awards, your business demonstrates respect for the silent achievements made by hard working support people and care staff in their efforts to help people with disabilities achieve their full potential.

Corporate sponsorship of this event also increases the level of disability awareness in your organisation and, most importantly, positions the organisation as a friend and supporter of those working in the disability sector.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or for further information about sponsorship, please contact: Anneka Hancock, Senior Conference and Events Coordinator:  submit enquiry/feedback.


The 2023 National Disability Awards are proudly sponsored by:

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Courtney Barton, Senior Events Coordinator, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number