Award Categories

2022 Nominations will open soon. Stay tuned.​

Best Assistive Technology Product

Best assistive technology product offering latest innovation, excellent building quality, reliability and function.

  • Provide a description of the product and how it makes a difference to a person's life.
  • Describe how the product is innovative, when compared with products in the same or similar class.
  • Describe how the product excels in its performance, including how it is durable and suitable for purpose.
  • Provide an example of success with this product.

Best New Business

Best new business demonstrating innovation, creative and strategic thinking. Business must be less than 2 years old and have an ABN.

  • Provide details of when and why the business was established.
  • Provide a description of the business and the services and/or products you deliver. Indicate if you are a national, state or regional business.
  • Provide a description outlining the business's creative and strategic thinking to innovate, compete and stand out in the disability community.
  • Explain the point/s of difference from other competing organisations

Most Outstanding Director / CEO

Most outstanding CEO/Director contributing to the company's performance, possessing excellent leadership qualities and held in high esteem by peers.

  • Provide a description of the organisation including its services and/or products, and how the CEO/Director contributes to the success of the organisation.
  • Describe how the CEO/Director demonstrates excellence in the role and their leadership qualities.
  • Describe the CEO/Director's strategy for long-term growth whilst keeping the Participant at the forefront of all decision making.
  • Describe their proudest moment as a CEO/Director.

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Most Outstanding Support Coordinator

Most outstanding Support Coordinator exemplifying choice and control and strategically contributing to Participants living better lives.

  • Explain how the Support Coordinator offers choice and control to Participants.
  • Explain how the Support Coordinator continually expands their knowledge of service providers.
  • Outline the strategies the Support Coordinator implements to help build capacity of clients to choose their own services.
  • Provide one success story of how the the Support Coordinator has supported and empowered a Participant who succeeded in meeting their NDIS goals. Include the strategies and outcomes.

Most Outstanding Support Worker

Most outstanding Support Worker contributing to meeting the goals of Participants.

  • Explain how the Support Worker contributes to meeting the goals of their Participants.
  • Describe how the Support Worker demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond role expectations.
  • Outline the strategies the Support Worker implements to help build the capacity of clients to choose their own services.
  • Provide one success story the Support Worker has supported and empowered a Participant who succeeded in meeting their goals. Include the strategies and outcomes.

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Most Outstanding Allied Health Organisation

Most outstanding allied health organisation directly contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of NDIS Participants through allied health services.

  • Provide a description of the organisation including services delivered, speciality areas, staff qualifications and locations.
  • Demonstrate how the organisation is creative and uses innovation to compete and stand out in allied health services.
  • Demonstrate how the organisation operates to ensure the highest level of service and maximum outcomes for each individual Participant and their unique needs.
  • Provide an example of a success story relating to the organisation.

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Most Outstanding Plan Management Company

Most outstanding plan management company exemplifying outstanding customer service, including ensuring their customers receive maximum benefit from their funding.

  • Outline the customer service approach. Detail aspects of delivery from onboarding through to the duration of the service agreement. Focus on the approach to communication, and its frequency.
  • Demonstrate the commitment to staying abreast of NDIS funding changes and spending guidelines, and how this is communicated with Participants.
  • Explain the point of difference compared with other plan management companies.
  • Provide an example of a success story relating to the organisation.

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Most Innovative Community Program

Innovation in community programs by a community-based organisation (non-NDIS provider) showing inclusive practice.

  • Provide name of program, key stakeholders, and program objectives.
  • Provide an outline of the community program, with focus on activity type, frequency, participation rates.
  • Detail the type of outcomes achieved for individuals involved in the program.
  • Outline the value this program has added to the overall club/community.

Best Remote Service/Program

Best remote service/program showing innovation by directly contributing to the improved health and wellbeing of NDIS Participants in a rural or remote area of Australia.

  • Outline why the service/program was needed, and how it was identified.
  • Outline how the need for the service or program has been addressed. Give specifics of the program.
  • Outline how this service/program has positively impacted the health and wellbeing of Participants.
  • Provide an example of a success story relating to the service/program.

Best Accommodation Provider

Best accommodation provider with an innovative accommodation model promoting a life of independence, and providing a 'home' and how it meets the unique needs of every individual in the home.

  • Outline the accommodation model and its point/s of difference.
  • Describe how the model promotes and encourages independence in the home environment.
  • Describe what approach is taken to turning the accommodation into a 'home', and meets the unique needs of every individual in the home.
  • Provide an example of a success story within the accommodation model.

Best Early Intervention Program

Best early intervention program showing an innovative early intervention model demonstrating positive outcomes in terms of reducing the need for ongoing support.

  • Outline what the service offers and the approach to timely, targeted and individualised early childhood intervention.
  • Detail how families and carers are involved to build their strength and skills in supporting their children's development and quality of life.
  • Outline a point of difference in comparison with other early intervention services.
  • Provide an example of a success story relating to the service/program.

Innovation in Employment Programs

Innovative employment programs that utilise people's unique skills, builds new skills and provides a true sense of workplace contribution.

  • Describe the employment program, and outline the point of difference in comparison with traditional employment programs.
  • Describe how Participants are supported and empowered in the workplace.
  • Describe the benefits to Participants, in terms of skill building and social outcomes.
  • Provide an example an individual's success story.