Disability Confidence Award Nominations now open, apply for a Disability Leadership scholarship, Master your Access and Inclusion Plan, and more.

Disability Confidence Award Nominations now open

Nominations Open: Disability Confidence Awards! Westpac team holding their awards, with their hands up celebrating.

We are proud to announce that nominations are now open for our annual disability confidence awards.

Launched in 2022, the awards recognise and celebrate organisations that have made systematic changes to their workplaces to become inclusive of employees and customers with disability, as well as individuals who have worked to promote disability inclusion.

You can nominate for the following awards:

  • The Disability Inclusion Changemaker of the Year
  • The Disability Employee Network of the Year
  • The Supervisor of the Year
  • The Inclusive Initiative of the Year
  • The Mentor of the Year

Nominate yourself, your organisation or your colleague by Midnight Friday 31 March. Winners will be announced at our awards night in Sydney on Monday 5 June.

Save the date for our 2023 National Conference which will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Tuesday 6 June. Registrations to attend will open in coming weeks.


Apply for a Disability Leadership scholarship

The second round of our Disability Leadership Program scholarships are now open.

Developed in partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and funded by the Department of Social Services, the scholarships are designed to provide leaders with disability with the skills they require to secure board positions.

Leaders with disability receive a full-fee scholarship to complete one of the AICD’s prestigious governance courses, in addition to receiving a one-year AICD membership.

The program will also work with existing directors to build disability confidence through Leader-to-Leader Conversations facilitated by the Australian Network on Disability.

Applications close on 19 February 2023 and positions are limited. Apply for a Disability Leadership Scholarship.


Create an accessible and inclusive workplace

Master your Access and Inclusion Plan with our Access and Inclusion (AIP) Master Class.

Are you committed to making your workplace more inclusive and accessible, but you don’t know where to start?

Developing and implementing an Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP), also known as Disability Action Plan, can be challenging. That’s why we have developed an AIP Masterclass. Our Masterclass supports organisations by providing the tools, skills and guidance to develop your Access and Inclusion Plan.

Find out more at our AIP information session on Tuesday 14th February. Registrations for the Masterclass close on 10 March.


Host an intern with disability

We are excited to announce that nominations are now open for Winter 2023 Stepping Into Internship Program!

Tap into a diverse talent pipeline by welcoming a university student or graduate with disability in your business and take part in the award-winning Stepping Into program.

Get in touch now to lock in your place. Contact rudy.haruta@and.org.au and submit your position nomination via our online form before 5pm Friday 17 February 2023.


Welcome to our new members

Australian Network on Disability is delighted to welcome our new members who joined our rapidly growing network since December.


  • Curtin University
  • Department of Employment & Workplace Relations
  • North East Link Alliance
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne


  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Australian Energy Market Operator Limited
  • CBRE
  • GrainCorp
  • Grant Thornton Australia
  • IntoWork Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • NSW Police Force
  • The Salvation Army Trading Company
  • The Perth Mint
  • Victorian Government’s Solicitor’s Office


  • Asuria
  • Audit Office of New South Wales
  • Convo Australia
  • Development Victoria
  • Downer Rail and Transit Systems
  • Health & Disability Services Complaints Office
  • Mars Incorporated Australia & New Zealand
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Restless Dance Theatre

Read our full list of our members.