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.

Register an event

Find an event near you

Online

Plumtree Online Day of Action Event

Time: 12 NOON

Location: Online

Email: Register at https://plumtree.org.au/webinar/register/NDIS-Make-it-Work 

What: This online forum will give families of young children birth to 8 years old the opportunity to have their voice heard and to hear from other local people with disability, carers and providers about the NDIS issues that matter most to them.

In this interactive online forum that will be facilitated by Sylvana Mahmic, CEO of Plumtree Children’s Services, there will be a question and answer session focussing on the NDIS for children birth to 8 years old. It’s a chance to ask questions, tell your stories and show how important it is that we make the NDIS work.

Moe, VIC

Everyone in Gippsland Counts

Time: 12 NOON

Location:  1-29 George Street, Moe

Email: adrianterranova@gdai.org.au for more information!

What: Join in on reflection with Moe Peer Action Group (Disability Self Advocates) on the NDIS, it’s benefits and shortcomings.

Bendigo, VIC

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Bendigo Day of Action Event

Time: 10AM – 12 NOON

Location: 122 Queen Street, Bendigo

Email: amandar@riac.org.au for more information!

What: The Rights Information and Advocacy Centre in Bendigo is opening it’s doors and inviting people to our office in Bendigo to give people the opportunity to have their voice heard and to hear from other local people with disability, carers and providers about the NDIS issues that matter most to them. Light refreshments will be provided.

Geelong, VIC

Encompass Geelong Day of Action Event

Time: 10.30AM

Location: 21 Apollo Place, Geelong

Email: marketing@encompass-cs.org.au for more information!

What: Encompass Community Services are holding a free morning tea to help make sure that NDIS is at the top of the agenda this federal election. Pop in for a cuppa and a chat. Let’s sign the petition; and together, make our voices heard.

Geelong, VIC

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Geelong Day of Action Event

Time: 10.30AM

Location: The Treehouse Cafe, 73-79 Little Ryrie St, Geelong

Email: advocacyinfo@riac.org.au for more information!

What: Join the Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC) at the Treehouse Cafe on the National Day of Action. Come and sign the petition and speak to our experienced Advocates about your NDIS problems and what needs to be done to get the NDIS on track! All of your feedback will be provided to local politicians after the event.

Townsville, QLD

Townsville Make It Work Day of Action Event

Time: 11.30AM

Location: Annandale Community Centre, Annandale Central Shopping Centre, 67 MacArthur Drive, Annandale

Email: agreer@communityconnection.org.au for more information!

What: Join the Townsville disability community, their families, carers, and people working in the sector, to brainstorm and put together some strategies required to fix the NDIS.

Sunnybank, QLD

Community Forum in the seat of Moreton for the National Day of Action 

Time: 4.00pm

Location: Sunnybank Community and Sports Club, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank, 4109

Email: qdn@qdn.org.au for more information!

What: Come along to the Sunnybank Disability Community Forum where speakers including a person with disability, family member and local candidates standing for the Federal seat of Moreton will speak about why disability matters to them and their community.

Strathpine, QLD

Community Forum in the seat of Dickson for the National Day of Action 

Time: 4.30pm

Location: Tom Petrie Room, Strathpine Community Centre, 199 Gympie Road (off Mecklem Street), Strathpine, 4500

Email: qdn@qdn.org.au for more information!

What: Come along to the Strathpine Disability Community Forum where speakers including a person with disability, family member and local candidates standing for the Federal seat of Dickson will speak about why disability matters to them and their community.

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, carers, and people working in the sector, and 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!

Nowra, NSW

Flagstaff Group National Day of Action Morning Tea

Time: 9.00am

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

Email: roy.rogers@flagstaffgroup.com.au for more information!

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

Warners Bay, NSW

Red Frog for Families National Day of Action Cuppa

Time: Noon (12.00pm)

Location: 8/363 Hillsborough Road, Warners Bay, NSW

Email: rachael@rf4f.com.au for more information!

What: Come in and meet the team at Red Frog for Families, enjoy a cuppa and sign the Make it Work petition!

Batemans Bay, NSW

Batemans Bay National Day of Action BBQ

Time: 11.00am

Location: Corrigans Beach Park, Batemans Bay, NSW

Email: julie.dibella@disabilitytrust.org.au for more information!

What: Join the Batemans Bay disability community and their families at the National Day of Action barbecue to talk all things NDIS. $2 sausage sandwich and drink – all are welcome!

Bega, NSW

Bega National Day of Action Rally

Time: 1:30pm

Location: Littleton Gardens, Zingel Place, Bega, NSW

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

What: Join local people with disability, their family and friends for an NDIS National Day of Action Rally. Let our politicians know 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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