Attend an event or create your own

On Friday May 3, people like you from across Australia will be taking action to make sure the NDIS is at the top of the agenda this federal election.

We want you to get involved in any way you can!

The more voices we have, the louder we will be and the more our pollies will have to listen. That’s why we want you, your family and friends to get involved by holding an event, contacting the media, or talking to your local MP or candidates. The more people who get involved, the better!

Major events
Create your own event

Major events

Brisbane

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm AEST

"Make it Work" for Brisbane! Register your attendance to the Brisbane "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Sydney

Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, West Ryde | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

"Make it Work" for Sydney! Register your attendance to the Sydney "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Melbourne

Moonee Valley Racing Club, Moonee Ponds | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm AEST

"Make it Work" for Melbourne! Register your attendance to the Melbourne "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Adelaide

Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Adelaide | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ACST

"Make it Work" for Adelaide! Register your attendance to the Adelaide "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Perth

VisAbility, Victoria Park, WA | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

"Make it Work" for Perth! Register your attendance to the Perth "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form

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Darwin

Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo St Tiwi | 10:00 am – 11:30am ACST

"Make it Work" for Darwin! Register your attendance to the Darwin "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Hobart

The Multicultural Hub, Moonah | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm AEST

"Make it Work" for Hobart! Register your attendance to the Hobart "Make it Work" forum through this Eventbrite form.

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Nation Day of Action Main event locations map

Or create your own event

Every Australian Counts will hold one of our Make it Work forums in capital cities across the country on May 3.

But we know not everyone can get to a forum – and we also know that we need to make a lot of noise to make sure we are heard right across the country.

So we are asking our fantastic EAC community to take their own action in their own local community on May 3 to focus attention of the NDIS and what needs to be done to get it working the way we all want it to.

And if you are holding an event that is open to the public make sure you drop us a line at info@everyaustraliancounts.com.au and let us know so we can share on social media and help you get people along.

And don’t forget to take lots of pictures and use the hashtag #NDISMakeItWork so we can share with everyone what you have been up to.

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Find an event near you

Caloundra, Qld

Steps Group National Day of Action Morning Tea

Time: 9.15am

Location: 9 George St, Caloundra, NSW

Email: carmel@stepsgroup.com.au for more information!

What: Join the Caloundra disability community, their families and people working in the sector to talk to media and local MPs about what the problems with the NDIS are and what needs to be done to get the NDIS on track!

Bega, NSW

Bega National Day of Action Rally

Time: 11am

Location: TBA in Bega, NSW

Email: lynne.koerbin@disabilitytrust.org.au for more information!

What: Join the Bega disability community, their families and people working in the sector and let our politicians we need to make the NDIS work!

Nowra, NSW

Shoalhaven National Day of Action Rally

Time: 9am

Location: Nowra School of Arts, Berry St, Nowra, 2541

Email: chrisc@greenacres.net.au for more information!

What: Join local people from across the Shoalhaven at the NDIS National Day of Action Rally. Let our politicians know its time to get the NDIS on track and make it work for everyone!

Wollongong, NSW

Wollongong National Day of Action Rally

Time: 11am

Location: 46 Harbour St, Wollongong, 2500

Email: chrisc@greenacres.net.au for more information!

What: Join local people with disability, their families and people working in the sector and let our politicians we need to make the NDIS work!

Long Jetty, NSW

The Rogues Den Cafe Event

Time: 11am – 1pm

Location: 3/381 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty, 2261

Email: support@coastcommunity.info for more information!

What: Free coffee and cake, and a platform for people to voice their thoughts on choice and control.

Broken Hill, NSW

Silverlea Services Campaign Event

Time: 9am

Location: 2 May Harding Drive, Broken Hill, 2880

Email: silverl@bigpond.net.au to register

What: Information about the campaign, what needs to change, and a chance to make your voice heard!

Ideas for events

We know you will have lots of great ideas about what you might do on May 3 to draw attention to the NDIS but we have come up with just a few ideas to get you started.

  • You might like to contact your local paper with your own story about the NDIS – and what you think needs to change.
  • You could hold a stall in your local shopping centre and ask people to sign the Make it Work petition
  • If you are involved in a local organisation like a peer support group or advocacy organisation you could invite your local MP to your group that day and talk about the problems people are having – and what you think could be done about them
  • You could hold a Town Hall meeting and invite local MPs and candidates along to answer questions about what they are going to do to get the NDIS back on track
  • Are you at uni or TAFE that day? You could hold a stall and ask people to sign the Make it Work petition.
  • Are you at work that day? You could bribe your colleagues with muffins or cake and ask them to sign the petition
  • Up for something that really captures how frustrated you are? What about a protest in a public area?

These are just some really simple actions that would make a really big difference on May 3.

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