The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) organises various training, conferences and events each year for our members, people with a disability and their families, not-for-profit organisations, businesses, and the general public.

group photo of audience at an event.

Participants at an AFDO event.

Upcoming Events

AFDO Advocacy Conference
We normally hold an Advocacy Conference each October prior to the AFDO Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our Advocacy Conference this year.  However, we expect to hold our Advocacy Conference again in 2021, so please check back in 2021 for more events.

Past Events

2019 AFDO “Next Wave” Advocacy Conference
We were fortunate to have Senator Jordon Steele-John, a disability rights advocate and Member of the Australian Greens Party as our Keynote speaker in 2019, as well as Natalie Wade – AFDO’s Expert Advisor on the Disability Royal Commission who conducted an interactive discussion on the Disability Royal Commission.  The conference also included an interview with our President, Liz Reid, and interviews with a panel of young emerging advocates – Bree O’Dwyer, Cee Moore, and Brendon Donohue.

Link to speeches from 2019 AFDO “New Wave” Advocacy Conference.

AFDO President, Liz Reid in a wheelchair, speaking into a microphone at our Advocacy Conference.

AFDO President, Liz Reid speaking at our 2019 “Next Wave” Advocacy Conference.