Starting the Career Conversation – Life beyond school


Date and time: Wed 1st May, 2019 - Thu 30th May, 2019, 6:30pm-9:00pm, 10:30am-1:00pm, 10:00am-1:00pm, 10:00am-1:00pm, 10:00am-1:00pm, 10:00am-1:00pm

Venue: Preston, Ballarat, Bentleigh East, Laverton, Hoppers Crossing, Warrnambool

Meet other families, talk about aspirations for your child and get the latest information about life beyond school and how to support your young person make the transition to work.

Post-Budget VCOSS Treasurer’s Breakfast


Date and time: Thu 2nd May, 2019, 8am - 10:15am

Venue: Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

Cost: VCOSS member 3 free tickets | Non member $160

This is a unique opportunity for Victoria’s community sector to hear Treasurer Tim Pallas detail the social policy initiatives in the 2019 Victorian budget, and answer your questions. A panel discussion with economists and community sector representatives will follow. Agenda: 8.00am     Arrival 8.15am     Breakfast is served 8.30am     Treasurer Pallas begins his address … Continued

Disability and Aged Care: Royal Commission Consultation


Date and time: Fri 3rd May, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Making aged care work for people with disability As of January this year, all people with disability aged 65 and over who do not meet the age eligibility requirements for the NDIS will have to access the support they need through the aged care system. We need to make sure this arrangement works for people … Continued

Voices Together launch


Date and time: Tue 7th May, 2019, 10"30am - 1:30pm

Venue: Hayden Ray Smith Room Ross House 4th Floor, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Self Advocates, supporters and interested others are invited to this special launch. Voices together is a fantastic new website for use by self advocacy groups, government and community organisations. You’ll find over 100 videos, case studies, information about the NDIS, rights resources, how to information sheets, training, podcasts,  resources for made by and for people with a … Continued

Foundations of Board Leadership and Mentoring Program for people with disability


Date and time: Mon 13th May, 2019 - Mon 15th Jul, 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm , 10.30am – 3.30pm , 10.30am – 3.30pm , 10.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

This program will help you to develop your skills to take up a board role. You will meet new people and learn from leaders with board experience. This is a four-day program for those who are ready to develop their leadership and board skills further. There is also a related seminar – Benefits of the Board on … Continued

Transport Dreaming Conference: Defining the journey


Date and time: Tue 14th May, 2019,

Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost: See registration details for more information

This is the 3rd National Indigenous Transport Conference.  The conference aims to provide an enabling platform for open dialogue to explore and define Indigenous specific transport, NDIS and Aged Care options and innovations in remote, regional and urban locations. Hear from: The Hon. Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, Senior Australians and Aged Care … Continued

Advocacy / Inclusion / Community Forum – The Power of Partnerships


Date and time: Wed 15th May, 2019, 9:30am - 10:00am Registration Morning Tea 10.00am - 2.00pm Forum

Venue: Lighthouse Theatre, Upstairs Studio Room 185 Timor Street Warrnambool


A South West Forum about Disability, Self Advocacy & Community Inclusion. Join guest speakers from the Australian Self Advocacy Project, Positive Powerful Parents, All Abilities Advocacy, Rural Access, Women with Disabilities Victoria, Diversity & Disability and the Centre for Access as we explore the context of the Power of Partnerships.