Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
  • Gala Dinner
    Disability Staff Recognition Awards

    The Gala Dinners

The Gala Dinners & Awards Ceremonies

Come relax and connect with the who's who of the Disability Sector

Lights, cameras, winners - Shine the spotlight on your NDIS provider business/organisation through your staff at our special Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony to celebrate the Disability Connection Expos! 

This red-carpet affair promises to be a night of fun, entertainment and recognition of a job well done and is the perfect addition to the Disability Connection Expos over the next couple of days. It will be a glam-filled affair with the “who’s who” of the industry. Book your place or invite others to attend - Join this exclusive black tie event and help raise funds for Australian charities. Many of the attendees will be the exhibitors, but this event is open to everyone, so if you’d like to come along, dress to the nines and come sip some wine, dine and celebrate the top disability sector organisations and workers with us. For a wonderful, glamorous night out to celebrate the disability industry register your space today.

Sydney Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022

Show the disability sector why you are the best by nominating your organisation and employees who go above and beyond at our fabulous red carpet gala ceremonies, which accompany the Sydney Disability Connection Expos 2022.

Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony Details

When: Friday,  July 1st
Time: 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Attire: Black Tie
Where: Hyde Park Ballroom, Doltone House Hyde Park
Dining and Drinks: Three-course meal and your choice of a limited selection of beers, wines and soft drinks.
Make An Impact: All profits go to this year’s nominated Charities the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia and Rize Up.

Tickets to the 2022 Disability Staff Recognition Awards Black Tie Charity Gala

  • $199 + GST for a single ticket
  • $1500 + GST for a table ticket

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Sydney Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022
Sydney 2022 Shortlisted Nominees

    • Sarah MacRae, 24/7 Care Ozzie Tours And Day Trips
    • Jonathon Salgo, Provider Choice Plan Management
    • Michael Boutros, Tender Loving Care Disability Services
    • Jennifer Voda, Concept Care
    • Michelle Rickenbach, Approved By Frankie
    • Jen Webster, MindFlare
    • INSiTU Housing
    • Steve Dresler, What Ability
    • Martha Macnab, Myndie Care
    • Harriet Bradbury, Avenue / FIghting Chance
    • Natasha Williams-Lawton, Life Without Barriers
    • Alexis Leitch, MindFlare
    • Vanessa G, Approved by Frankie
    • Indra Wisener, The NEXTT Group
    • Kirsty Smith, Champions Life Skills
    • Mrs Donna Purcell, NDIS
    • Cheryl Drury, First Step Solutions
    • Engage VR Pty Ltd
    • Stuart Smith, Options Theatre Company
    • Vik Naidu, Oyster Care
    • Approved By Frankie
    • Provider Choice
    • EnableAbility
    • Believe Services
    • Emma Gutierrez, Accessible Care & Lifestyle Services Pty Ltd
    • Joshua Parke, What Ability
    • Tais Lauxen, Jigsaw Australia
    • Sonia Aya, Avenue / Fighting Chance
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The Fundraiser

We are raising money for the following charities

  • Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc.

    Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia

    TSAA is a voluntary and non-profit organisation consisting of people with TS, their families, health and education professionals and other interested people. The association disseminates educational materials in the fields of health care, education and welfare service, provides telephone counselling and operates support groups. TSAA’s main goal is to improve the quality of life of those affected by Tourette Syndrome. Your donation will help run Annual Camps in each State.

  • RizeUP AU

    RizeUp Australia

    RizeUp works in partnership with specialist domestic violence services across Australia. We do not work directly with clients but rather we are an add-value for services that work at the frontline with families impacted by domestic and family violence. 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them, and 61% of women had children in their care when the violence occurred. Please donate now so help break the cycle of abuse.

Disability Staff Recognition Awards brought to you by
National Disability Leadership organisation

National Disability Leadership Organisation

The Disability Staff Recognition Awards Gala Dinner is one of the fundraising events Developing Australian Communities host around Australia to raise awareness for the great work providers and staff do in the sector, while also raising funds to support the National Disability Leadership Organisation’s objectives.

The charity was established to advance the social and public welfare of people living with a disability and also to protect and promote the human rights of people living with a disability.

Together the charity will work with those within the sector to help create sustainable solutions to some of the challenges within it. Forging change together.

The dinner will help shine the light on these objectives and help achieve its goals.