Shine the light on your exceptional staff at the 2022 Disability Staff Recognition Awards

Time to wine, dine and shine the light on your exceptional staff at the inaugural 2022 Gala Dinner Disability Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony!

These red-carpet affairs promise to be a night of fun, entertainment and recognition of a job well done and are the perfect addition to the 2022 DISABILITY CONNECTION EXPOS over the next couple of days.

The National Disability Leadership Organisation (NDLO) Disability Staff Recognition Awards will be a glam-filled affair with the “who’s who” of the industry but will you be part of the crowd!?

Time is running out to take advantage of our Early Bird ticket sales so make sure to take advantage today!

To celebrate the launch of the Melbourne gala dinner we our early bird tickets are just $150 single and tables of eight are just $1100

The offer expires Wednesday, December 17, 5pm

For Sydney, the special offer closes on January 7, for Brisbane on February 11 and for Perth, on April 22!

To avoid missing out click here to buy your ticket, or email if you would prefer to pay by invoice.

It’s not too late to join this exclusive black tie event and help raise funds for Australian charities through the NDLO, so REGISTER TODAY!

The 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 development of the NDLO’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.

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

This year, the Melbourne and Sydney awards galas will raise money for Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia and RizeUp.

Recipients from the Brisbane and Perth events are yet to be decided.

The gala promises to be a night of fun, entertainment and recognition of a job well done.

Many of the attendees will be the exhibitors of our 2022 DISABILITY CONNECTION EXPOS, 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, leaders and workers with us, then here’s your chance!


So, show the disability sector why you and your colleagues are the best by nominating your employees or team mates who go above and beyond in the eight award categories:

  • Sector Innovation

This person thinks outside the box and is creative, takes a current approach and revolutionises it.

  • Leadership

This award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership that has a significant and positive impact on a business/organisation and the disability sector.

  • Above and Beyond (Golden Juggler)

This award is to recognise an individual, team or team member who has performed or delivered tasks or services in an exemplary manner and have gone “above and beyond” what is expected in their normal range of responsibilities.

  • Contemporary Practice

This professional devotes themselves to new ideas and are always looking for the latest research to improve practice and outcomes for participants and the organisation.

  • Expo Display Award

Awarded to the exhibitor voted the best at each Disability Connection Expo by visitors and fellow exhibitors.

  • Team Award

Presented to the most outstanding NDIS provider team that displays exceptional service to participants in the disability sector.

  • Front Line Manager

The winner of this award will demonstrate they are constantly there for their team, they have their staff’s best interests at heart and they have their team’s back.

  • Support Worker of Year

This award will go to the support worker deemed to have achieved great results, who went above and beyond and showed true professional excellence with supporting others.

The gala promises to be a night of fun, entertainment and recognition of a job well done.

Make sure you are part of this red carpet affair.


Our four big gala awards evenings next year kick off in January:

MELBOURNEMelbourne Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022, January 18

SYDNEYSydney Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022,

July 1

BRISBANEBrisbane Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022,

April 29

PERTHPerth Disability Staff Recognition Awards 2022,

May 20

We’re still taking exhibit bookings for the expos too – but you’d better be quick to sign up with more than 60% of sites already gone!

Attractive sponsorship packages are available.

Don’t miss this terrific red carpet event and make connections with the nation’s best disability industry representatives while supporting worthy charities.


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