As an organisation run by and for people with a disability, our members drive everything we do.

Joining QDN gives access to a state-wide network of people with whom to connect, discuss big issues and share lived experience.

Our members are a collective voice advocating for change for people with disability.

Join us to be part of leading and implementing the change.

Become a QDN member

It’s easy to become a QDN member and there is no cost to join. Sign up today and become part of our great network of Queenslanders with a disability.

  • Connect with other Queenslanders with a disability to find new friends and get support
  • Have a say about big picture issues and lead change
  • Drive QDN’s vision, mission and activities
  • Access the latest information about issues that affect people with disability
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Work with business and government to create more accessible and inclusive communities
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Member story

“It’s tremendous. I’ve made friends, and I’ve made professional connections. QDN is an organisation for people with disability by people with disability. So, in connecting with QDN you’re really getting the voice of people living with disability.”
Matt Knott, Bundaberg

QDN Special Membership

The QDN Board have acknowledged the following current QDN Ordinary Members of long standing, who have a history of supporting QDN through service and commitment over a period of at least five years with QDN Life Membership awards.

Life Membership

  • Bill Garsden
  • Mary Kenny
  • Karin Swift
  • John McPherson
  • Anthony Baguley
  • Donna Best
  • Fran Vicary
  • Judy Collins
  • Lyn Coyle
  • Rachel Matthews
  • Matt McCracken
  • Robert Ellis
  • Peter Parkes
  • Peter Tully
  • Ted Thorburn
  • Wesley Walker
  • Willie Prince

At QDN’s 15th anniversary celebrations, the Board also acknowledged people who are not QDN Members but who have made a significant and sustained contribution to QDN with QDN Honoured Supporter awards.

Honoured Supporters

  • Kevin Cocks
  • Lesley Chenoweth
  • Margaret Ward

QDN Recognition of Service awards were awarded to the following employees or past employees of QDN in recognition of sustained and diligent service to QDN, in leading and influencing organisational change and/or improvement, or in recognition of an exceptional contribution or parcel of work.

Recognition of Service

  • Greg Wagner
  • Jen Barrkman
  • Julie Granger
  • Karin Swift
  • Michelle Moss
  • Page Armstrong
  • Russell Flynn
  • Sarah Holbert
  • Valmae Rose

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