Free and Equal: An Australian conversation on human rights


Date and time: Tue 8th Oct, 2019,

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sydney

Cost: see registration information for details

This conference is the centrepiece of a national conversation on human rights, taking stock of themes emerging from Australian voices and featuring human rights experts, industry and community leaders discussing how we can advance human rights into the 21stCentury. Confirmed speakers include: Dr Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher … Continued

NDIS Strengthening Advocacy Workshop


Date and time: Thu 10th Oct, 2019, 10:30am - 2:00pm

Venue: Volunteering Geelong (Smith Room) 192 Myers Street Geelong, Victoria 3220

Cost: FREE - limited spaces, bookings are essential.

Presented by the RIAC Advocates – learn about navigating the NDIS, appealing decisions, evidence preparation and other self-advocacy support tools! Suitable for NDIS participants, carers and anyone professionally or personally seeking to learn more about navigating the NDIS. There will be the opportunity to connect with others and discuss any issues and provide feedback about … Continued

SWAN Australia – Conference 2019


Date and time: Sat 19th Oct, 2019, 9:00am-2:30pm 

Venue: Ella Latham Theatre Royal Children’s Hospital Parkville

Cost: See registration information for details

SWAN2019 is the inaugural conference for SWAN (Syndromes Without A Name) Australia. It will bring together a range of experts to provide knowledge and understanding of genetics and genomics. Living with the unknown is challenging and can often be isolating. SWAN2019 invites SWAN parents, carers, extended family, friends and other interested support groups to come together … Continued

Frontline Mental Health Conference


Date and time: Sun 20th Oct, 2019,

Venue: The Ville, Townsville QLD

Cost: Earlybird rates now available

This event is designed to shine a spotlight on the mental health of Australia & New Zealand’s first responders, veterans, defence force personnel, NGO workers and volunteers.

Brain Injury Australia’s 7th National Brain Injury Conference


Date and time: Mon 28th Oct, 2019,

Venue: Melbourne University Parkville

Cost: Available soon

The Conference has become one of the premier learning and development events on the disability calendar – driving improvements in services and support for the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. This year’s conference international keynote address will be delivered by Emeritus Professor John Corrigan from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation … Continued

NDIS Participant Service Guarantee – Community Workshop


Date and time: Mon 28th Oct, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Venue: TBA

A facilitator with lived experience of disability will run the event and there will be a number of people available to assist. You will have the opportunity to provide input on the different parts of the NDIS process, and share your experiences.

NDIS Code of Conduct Workshop


Date and time: Tue 29th Oct, 2019 - Thu 21st Nov, 2019,

Venue: Bendigo, Box Hill

National Disability Services is delivering a national series of half-day workshops, with advocacy organisations, to promote a shared understanding of the NDIS Code of Conduct. These workshops will: Promote conversations and a shared understanding of the NDIS Code of Conduct for people with disability, workers and service providers Provide guidance about how to use the … Continued