QDN holds many events, forums, workshops and Peer Support Group meetings throughout the year. Below you will find up to date information about future events, as well as stories from past events.

Upcoming Event Highlights

BIDRC Building Inclusive Disaster Resilient Communities

Inclusive Disaster Resilience Events

Join QDN for a series of inclusive disaster resilience events in five Queensland communities

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Gold Coast Digital Inclusion Workshops

Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help!

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Peer Support Group meetings

Looking for a place to connect, meet new people, find out more about topics of interest like NDIS, navigating hospitals and healthcare or housing. Come along to one of QDN’s Peer Support Groups.

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Online COVID-19 Conversation with Dr McKinlay

Online COVID-19 Conversation with Dr McKinlay, Qld Deputy Chief Health Officer. Come and listen to Dr McKinlay, discuss the changes to directions and mandates for COVID-19 that have happened in Queensland.

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Event News

  • Dark blue background with pink text saying Covid-19 Update. Below are four circles with graphics of hand sanitiser, mask, people social distancing and a Covid vaccination needle.QDN e-News Video Update – August Week 1
    QDN e-News Video Update – August 2022 Week 1 QDN’s 20 Years We are looking forward to celebrating with members and our stakeholders our 20 years. Stay tuned for what will be happening and how you can join in. It is an important time for us and a time to reflect on how far we have come as an organisation and celebrate it. Will have a regional focus on celebrations too and we will let you know those details shortly. We are seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ for QDN Board Member ... Read More
  • A purple circle with white cartoon eyes inside.Townsville Digital Inclusion Workshops
    Townsville Digital Inclusion Workshops Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help! These workshops are for people with disability to: learn essential digital skills, get facts and information in times of emergency, have access to essential goods, services and support like food, medicine, healthcare, support stay connected to family, friends and workers. Being online is really important during emergencies and disasters. We will ... Read More
  • BIDRC Building Inclusive Disaster Resilient Communities.Inclusive Disaster Resilience Events
    Inclusive Disaster Resilience Events Join QDN for a series of inclusive disaster resilience events in five Queensland communities. Do you want to work together to create a more inclusive and disaster resilient community? QDN, with project partners The University of Sydney and the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) are bringing a series of two-day inclusive community resilience events to five communities across Queensland over the next two years as part of the Building Inclusive ... Read More
  • Dark blue background with pink text saying Covid-19 Update. Below are four circles with graphics of hand sanitiser, mask, people social distancing and a Covid vaccination needle.QDN e-News Video Update – July Week 1
    QDN e-News Video Update – July 2022 Week 1 NAIDOC Week This week is NAIDOC Week and QDN has a proud history of celebrating NAIDOC Week. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up. Now is the time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change. We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change ... Read More
  • A purple circle with white cartoon eyes inside.Gold Coast Digital Inclusion Workshops
    Gold Coast Digital Inclusion Workshops Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help! These workshops are for people with disability to: learn essential digital skills, get facts and information in times of emergency, have access to essential goods, services and support like food, medicine, healthcare, support stay connected to family, friends and workers. Being online is really important during emergencies and disasters. We will ... Read More
  • Online Visioning forum: For Queenslanders with disability. Creating a legacy for all Queenslanders. Monday 13 June 2022, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. QDN, Queenslanders with disability network, Nothing about us without us.QDN e-News Video Update – June Week 3
    QDN e-News Video Update – June 2022 Week 3 2032 Games Visioning Forum On Monday we held the Brisbane 2032 Games Visioning Forum. With over 70 participants the Forum was opened by the Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement. Three speakers, including two former Paralympians Geoff Trappett and Karni Liddell and Dr Sharon Boyce set the scene for how we can work together to ... Read More
  • Brisbane Games 2032, Visioning Forum.Visioning Forum – For people with disability – Online Event
    Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Visioning Forum   A legacy of a more accessible and inclusive Queensland for all…. On Monday 13 June, we held the Brisbane 2032 Games Visioning Forum. With over 70 participants the Forum was opened by the Hon Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement. Three speakers, including two former Paralympians Geoff Trappett and Karni Liddell ... Read More
  • A man wearing a floral shirt holding a sign that says Act for inclusion for and written in pen "Close the gap between allied health and the NDIS. My disability vote counts, Act for inclusion". QDN Queenslanders with Disability Network.QDN e-News Video Update – May Week 3
    QDN e-News Video Update – May 2022 Week 3 QDN’s election platform QDN, in consultation with members has developed our 2022 Federal Election Policy Platform ‘My disability vote counts – Act for inclusion’.  Queenslanders with disability are calling on political candidates across the state at this federal election to listen to them, and to work together to deliver change and inclusion. We have ideas and we have solutions, we vote, and we want to see candidates act for ... Read More
  • Disability Matters, Taxis and passengers with disability, Online event - Share your experiences and ideas. 2 June - 3.30pm to 5pm. QDN Member event, Want to be a QDN Member? Join QDN for free now! www.qdn.org.au. There is a photo in a circle with a woman wearing dark glasses and holding a cane, standing next to a taxi sign.Taxis and Passengers with Disability – Online Event
      QDN is holding a ‘members only’ online event around taxis and passengers with disability. Come along and share your experiences and ideas. This online event will have speakers from: Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) Department of Transport and Main Roads Taxi Council Queensland Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Date: 2 June 2022 Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm Where: Online event, You can register here. We look ... Read More
  • a blue and orange circle with disability written around it and a blue tick in the middle. Online Election Forum, Queensland Event, 4 May 2022. There are five circles on the right. 1. A photo of a man smiling with the text below Bill Shorten, Australia Labor Party. 2. The circle has the text To be confirmed and below it says Liberal National Party. 3. A photo of a woman with dark hair smiling at the camera. Below it says Kelly Guenoun, United Australian Party. 4. The circle has the text To be confirmed and below it says One Nation Party. 5. A photo of a man with glasses smiling at the camera and below it says Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens Party. Group of logos Queensland Collective - For inclusive education Queensland Advocacy for Inclusion qamh - leading community mental wellbeing ATSIDNQ - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Disability Network of Queensland - Supporting our mob with disability NDS - National Disability Services ADA Australia - Your aged and disability advocates QIDAN PSP - Parent to parent QDN - Queenslanders with Disability Network - Nothing about us without usQDN e-News Video Update – April 2022 Week 4
    QDN e-News Video Update – April 2022 Week 4 Statewide Election Forum – 4 May The state-wide Online Disability Election Forum will be held on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 at 5:30pm (QLD time). Representatives from the key parties have confirmed their attendance at the forum. Come along and hear what their disability policies are in this Federal Election and raise the disability issues that matter to you! Read more here »   Cairns Disabiltiy Election forum – 28 April The Cairns ... Read More
  • a blue and orange circle with disability written around it and a blue tick in the middle.Online Election Forum – Queensland Event
    Online Election Forum Queensland Event – 4 May 2022 The Federal Election is on 21 May 2022, it is an important one, especially to people with disability, their families, and workers. The Online Election Forum was held on the 4th of May and representatives from key parties attended the forum. Questions put forward in the chat by those that attended the forum, were provided to the candidates for a response after the event. We will publish the responses as they come in. Read the forum ... Read More
  • A purple and green circle with disability written around it and a green tick in the middle.Disability Election Forum – Cairns Event
    Disability Election Forum Cairns Event The Federal Election is on 21 May 2022, it is an important one, especially to people with disability, their families and workers. The past two years have demonstrated the need to elect a future Federal Government who will listen and to lead with vision to deliver full inclusion and participation of people with disability as citizens within our communities. Come along to a local forum and hear how the key political parties standing in our electorate, will ... Read More
  • Three circles connected by lines. There is a graphic in each circle, a computer screen, two speech bubbles and a smart phone.Digital Inclusion Project workshops in Brisbane
    Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help! There will be four workshops that will support people to learn the skills they need to access information online during a disaster. They will be held at both: Bardon Neighbourhood Centre and, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.   These workshops are for people with disability to: learn essential digital skills, get facts and information in times of emergency, have access to essential ... Read More
  • My disability vote counts. Act for inclusion. My vote countsQDN e-News Video Update – March 2022 Week 4
    QDN e-News Video Update – March 2022 Week 4 Federal Election 2022 My Disability Vote Counts – Act for Inclusion, has been launched! The federal election is just around the corner, we have launched our policy platform, ‘My disability vote counts: Act for inclusion’, and we want you to get involved! Want to make sure that your candidates know what your disability vote will count for. The federal election must be held by 21 May 2022. Please join us for QDN’s Federal Election briefing for ... Read More
  • Three circles connected by lines. There is a graphic in each circle, a computer screen, two speech bubbles and a smart phone.Digital Inclusion Project workshops at Gailes Community House
      Need to learn the skills to access information online during a disaster? Our digital inclusion program can help! There are four workshops that we run from Gailes Community House to support people to learn the skills they need to access information online during a disaster. These workshops are for people with disability to: learn essential digital skills, get facts and information in times of emergency, have access to essential goods, services and support like food, medicine, healthcare, ... Read More

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