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
Save the Date!
Each year, prior to our Annual General Meeting (AGM), we hold our National Advocacy Conference.  This year, we were fortunate enough to have Senator Jordon Steele-John as our Keynote Speaker, as well as a range of advocates to share their stories on disability rights in Australia.  In 2020, our National Advocacy Conference will be held on Monday 19th October – make sure you save the date!

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.