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Link Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter, What's News in Disability, is sent to over 4500 subscribers each week. If you have an event you would like to tell people about, simply email your event details to whatson@linkonline.com.au.

July 2019

Connecting to Community Workshop - Thornbury & Blackburn
VIC, Thornbury Bowls Club, 27 Ballantyne Street, Thornbury

This workshop is a learning event for those who are serious about exploring and discovering opportunities for welcome, contribution and connection that are abound within our communities for people with a disability.

Disability Rights at the United Nations
NSW, UNSW Law Staff Common Room, Level 2 of the Law Building (F8), Kensington Campus, NSW 2033

Please join us for this conversation with Rosemary Kayess, vice chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities, who will give an insider’s view of the Committee’s workings and the challenges that all nations share in protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

Finding Happy Homes for people with Disabilities – BNE North
QLD, 77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge, 4017

Although it is technically called accommodation, NDISP prefers to refer to these properties as homes.  Accommodation sounds like something you stay in, a home is where you live.

Job Readiness – Disability Sector
VIC, 311 Lonsdale St, Dandenong 3175

Following on from the Careers in Disability Jobs Fair on Wednesday 17th July, the Chisholm Skills and Jobs Centre are holding a short refresher session on 25th July at 10 am – 11.30am, for job seekers who have attended the jobs fair and would like assistance to better focus their job applications.

Five Tips for Working with Disability Service Providers: Gladstone
QLD, 190 Goondoon St, Gladstone 4680

In this workshop, we’ll explore your rights and responsibilities while you’re using the NDIS. We’ll learn what kind of support your NDIS plan covers, and how to make sure the services you use are meeting your needs.


Disability Inclusion Action Plan Showcase
NSW, 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley

Come and celebrate the achievements of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan’s halfway point.

Disability 101
VIC, Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong

Disability 101 – Practical, low cost steps to increase the disability awareness and confidence of your workplace and business.

Making your Organisation Disability Friendly
Bayside City Council Corporate Offices, 76 Royal Avenue (corner Bluff Road), Sandringham

This workshop is for decision-makers involved with Local Community Organisations and Groups (i.e. community houses, local sporting groups, interest groups, creative arts groups, etc.).

WDVCAP Forum – Domestic and Family Violence and Disability
NSW, NSW Teachers Federation, 33 Mary Street #23, Surry Hills

This forum will explore best practice service delivery to victims with Disability.

August 2019

Nova Employment DOA Short Film Festival 2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, SA



Tickets are limited so get in quick!

Louise (02) 8886 5817

Disability, Awareness and Equity Workshop
NSW, The Arts Exchange, Ground Floor, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks

Our Disability Inclusion and Equality Workshops are practical and cost-effective, and suitable for participants from arts organisations, non-for-profits, corporate and government.

Nova Employment DOA Short Film Festival 2019
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - Rydges, WA



Tickets are limited so get in quick!

Louise (02) 8886 5817

Re-Evaluating Reimagining Resolving: Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Disability Workforce
ACT, Common Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent, ACTON 2601

How can we work together as a community to ensure we have the frontline disability workforce required to ensure people living with disability have greater choice and control?

Planning for Now, Tomorrow and the Future – for families of people with disabilities
QLD, Disability Law Queensland, 40 Finsbury St, Newmarket

You are invited to a free legal presentation for families and friends of people with a disability. This presentation will provide you with information about how you can plan for, and protect, the future of your loved one with a disability.

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac
NSW, Hyde Park, Sydney, 2000

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac will return to its iconic course on Sunday August 11, with registrations for the world’s largest fun run now open. Now in its 49th year, the most anticipated event in Australia continues to create an unbeatable community atmosphere, championing inclusion for people of all abilities.  This day is for toddlers to centenarians, walkers to piggy-back riders, those in wheelchairs, those smashing personal goals and those raising money for charities. 

Nova Employment FOA Short Film Festival 2019
Rydges South Bank, Brisbane, QLD


RSVP ESSENTIAL: July 26 Louise (02) 8886 5817
Tickets are limited so get in quick!

NDIS Disability Three Part Program
VIC, Carers Victoria, 37 Albert Street, Footscray 3011

Carers Victoria has designed a three part program to help you to understand the NDIS process and to get ready for the NDIS planning conversation.

Nova Employment DOA Short Film Festival 2019
Rydges Auckland, NZ



Louise (02) 8886 5817
Tickets are limited so get in quick!

FREE Morning Tea for People with Disabilities & Their Carers
QLD, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly 4068

People with disabilities and their carers are invited to join us on the second Tuesday of every month to catch up over a FREE coffee and cake hosted by Indro.

Special Disability Trusts
NSW, Plumtree, Yabsley Avenue, Jarvie Park, Marrickville 2204

One way that we can plan a secure future for our children is through setting up a Special Disability Trust. Every family situation is unique and lawyer James Kelly will help you navigate through the available options.

Nova Employment DOA Short Film Festival 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC


Louise (02) 8886 5817
Tickets are limited so get in quick!

Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Gala Night 2019 for the Disability Trust
NSW, Wests Illawarra, 1 Hargreaves Street, Unanderra, 2526

Gala Night is a fun filled evening in a spectacular room with opportunities for networking with 300 supporters from the region's leading businesses and of course supporting a wonderful charity. 

1 Day Disability Training Workshop – John Armstrong: ‘What does it mean to have an intellectual
QLD, The Frenchville Sports Club (Sports House), Cnr Eldon & Clifton Streets, North Rockhampton, Ber

These workshops are designed for anybody who is serious about learning about the lives of people are at risk, marginalised or disadvantaged; particularly people with disabilities, with a mental illness, who are ageing or experiencing poverty or homelessness.

Building Accessibility: Rooming Houses (Class 1b Buildings)
The Laneway Boardroom, Ground Floor, Waterman Business Centre, 44 Lakeview Drive, Scoresby, Victoria

10:45am – 12:10pm

This one hour talk discusses the disability access requirements for Class 1b buildings, including rooming houses, boarding houses, bed & breakfasts, small student accommodation buildings and holiday cabins.

In 2011, building and disability legislation changed to require most Class 1b buildings to include accessible features for people with disability. 

This workshop discusses these requirements and aims to help landlords and small businesses operating rooming houses, B&Bs, student accommodation etc., to understand their obligations.

It is limited to 17 people only.

Arts Activated 2019 Conference
NSW, Waterview at Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney

Date: 22-23 August

Arts Activated is one of Australia’s leading forums for making arts and culture in Australia more accessible for artists and audiences with disability or who are deaf. Produced by Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – the biennial event attracts up to 250 artists, art workers, disability advocates and researchers as well as relevant decision-makers across the government, cultural and events sectors.

Disability Research Community of Practise Launch and Networking event
VIC, John Medley Building, Building 191, Level 4, Linkway, Carlton 3053

Join us for drinks and canapes as we launch the Disability Research Community of Practice, a forum designed to support University of Melbourne researchers working in the field of disability.

Writing Disability with Jessica White
QLD, Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Brisbane

This workshop will teach participants how to write positive, convincing characters with disability, and how to shape the stories in which they feature, without reverting to stereotypes or tired tropes.

Disability Housing Options – RASAID Model
ACT, 2/80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt, 2615

Ryde Area Supported Accommodation for Intellectually Disabled (RASAID) was formed and after nearly 12 years of lobbying, begging, designing and planning the resultant cluster accommodation buildings became homes for 15 local adults with intellectual disabilities.

NDIS and Housing – Understanding Your Options
VIC, The Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039

This workshop is for people with disability, their family and carers to think about their housing options, share their ideas and discuss their goals.

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations (Disability and Support Services)
QLD, Waterfront Executive Offices, Level 19, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City, 4000

In this interactive and informative workshop, tailored specifically for the disability and support services sector, participants will gain the knowledge, skills and tools to enable them to conduct legally compliant investigations.

SoSAFE! User Training – Canberra
Youth Coalition of the ACT

SoSAFE! is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for people with an Intellectual Disability (moderate to severe range) and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

SoSAFE! tools encourage social safety through the provision of a simplified and rule-governed model of social reality that teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people.

September 2019

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
VIC, NAB The Hall, Level 3, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands 3008

The work of Victorian disability advocacy organisations is increasingly being consumed by issues related to national systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink. 

Disability Expo Sunshine Coast
Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina QLD 4575

This is truly a unique event aimed at bringing the disability community together to celebrate life, age, empower, learn, share and experience the latest technologies. Along with ample exhibits, attendees will be able to attend a variety of FREE workshops.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families
VIC, Mornington Community Information & Support Centre, 320 Main St, Mornington, 3931

As a mother of a child with disability take a day out for yourself to think about your own health and wellbeing at this free workshop.

Sydney Seniors and Disability Expo
NSW, Sydney Olympic Park

The Seniors and Disability Expo will link thousands of seniors and people with disability with hundreds of product and service providers as well as leisure, lifestyle and technology options for all.

A Vision of a Good Life – Our Journey
SA, Hilton International Hotel, Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

This is a conference presented by people living with intellectual disability for people living with intellectual disability, and will open doors for you by giving you information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS), Goal Setting and Self-Advocacy.

Professional Learning: Transition Planning for Students with Disability
NSW, UNSW Australia – Room 119, Level 1 John Goodsell Building, High Street, Kensington, Sydney 20

This all-day seminar will provide attendees with an understanding of: the nexus between individual education plan goals and objectives and individual transition plans; the skills to create individual transition plans with the input from students, their families, and other services; and an understanding of transition assessments that can inform plans.

October 2019

Care Expo
QLD, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

After the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the Care Expo will once again provide an opportunity to discover and connect with providers from aged care, disability and in-home support through to education, mobility, mental health, social, recreational services and more.

Workforce – Create an Inclusive and Accessible Workplace Culture
VIC, Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, 3228

Workforce – Practical low cost steps to help your business create an inclusive and accessible workplace culture. This session is designed for business owners, leaders, HR professionals and recruitment staff.

Regional Disability Expo - Toowoomba
Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, 20 Baker Street, Darling Heights, QLD, 4350

This is truly a unique event aimed at bringing the disability community together to celebrate life, age, empower, learn, share and experience the latest technologies. Along with ample exhibits, attendees will be able to attend a variety of FREE workshops. (more information about types of workshops and timings to come).

QLD, Mercure Hotel, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane City 4000

FashionAble is an all-inclusive fashion event that showcases the latest spring collection over a high tea. It includes brands such as, Carla Zampatti, Ruby Yaya, Soul & Rhapsody, Wil Valor, all modelled by a diverse group, including people with disability.

November 2019

Brisbane Disability Expo
QLD, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD

The Brisbane Disability Expo is set to be the biggest and most anticipated all ages, all abilities disability specific Expo on the 2019 Brisbane Calendar.

Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) Conference
SA, Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

DATE: 6-8 November

The Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together research, policy and practice to improve the lives and services for people with a disability.

Melbourne Seniors & Disability Expo
VIC, Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Seniors and People with Disability are embracing My Future, My Choice as a way to control how they want to live their lives now and plan for the future.

Sam I Am
NSW, East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

A one-man show exploring the self-discovery of a Queer, hard of hearing/Deaf man being a part of two worlds. Dan, a neuro-diverse gay man, is a trained Director and Disability Arts Advocate, who has worked both nationally and internationally. Sam, a film student at AFTRS, is a Hard of Hearing gay man and a recent Auslan user. Both have a passion for disability and queer representation in the arts.

December 2019

NDIS Information & Access Cleveland Library
QLD, Cleveland Library, Corner of Middle and Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 4163

We can help you understand the NDIS, how to access the scheme, and guide you through the planning process.  We can also help you find support already available in your local community if you’re not eligible for the NDIS.

International Day of People with Disability 2019 with TFTF
VIC, Level 5 Conference Centre, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

This session includes a Q&A with inspiring and influential leaders from industry, community and peak bodies, and information on programs you can join to support people with disability in your current workforce, and diversify your future workforce.