Develop, support, promote leaders with disabilities

National Awards for Disability Leadership

The National Awards for Disability Leadership recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contribution and leadership shown by disabled people and our organisations in Australia today.

These Awards reflect what is important to disabled people and the ways that we are effecting change and pursuing equality for our community. They recognise outstanding achievements by individuals, or disabled people’s organisations, who have significantly contributed to advancing the status of disabled people.

The Awards will be delivered across seven categories for outstanding achievement or outcomes by disabled people, reflecting the diversity of our community, and the intersectional nature of our lives.

Announcing the 2018 Finalists


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National Awards Ceremony

The National Awards for Disability Leadership will be presented during a live global webcast (captioned) on Monday 3 December 2018 from 1 to 2.30 pm AEDT.

Watch via the Disability Leadership Institute YouTube Channel!

Join us from wherever you are.

Host an Awards party!

Check out our handy Party Host FAQ –  FAQ hosting a viewing event

Find a big screen and get your friends or workplace involved.

Let’s make this the biggest IDPWD event in Australia!

Announcing our Award presenters


Award Categories

There are seven categories, reflecting what is important to disabled people.


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