Australian Disability Enterprises Excellence Award 2016

The Australian Disability Enterprises Excellence Award recognises, encourages and promotes the significant contribution that Disability Enterprises make in improving the lives of people with disability. The Award also provides an opportunity to recognise the dual focus of Disability Enterprises as being viable businesses providing high quality employment to people with disability.

If you know of a Disability Enterprise that has made a significant contribution in ensuring people with disability are encouraged to participate to their full potential in employment, tell us about it by nominating them for the Australian Disability Enterprises Excellence Award 2016.

This year the Excellence Award will be presented at the National Disability Services’ Disability at Work conference to be held on Monday 30 May 2016 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

Nominations are now open and close at 5pm AEST, Friday 8 April 2016.

If you are interested in nominating an organisation, please download the Guidelines and nomination form below for further information:

ADE Excellence Award 2016 Guidelines and Nomination Form

Alternatively, you can email excellenceawards@dss.gov.au to request a hard copy.

2016 Award Winner

South Burnett CTC is the winner of the 2016 Australian Disability Enterprises Excellence Award.

South Burnett CTC runs Gumnut Place and have recently celebrated their 30th anniversary as an Australian Disability Enterprise. They have developed excellent collaborative relationships in their community, including partnerships with the local TAFE and council, providing innovative and meaningful employment for participants across five distinct business units.

The 2016 Excellence Award was presented at the National Disability Services’ Disability at Work conference held on 30 and 31 May 2016 at the Convention Centre, Canberra.  

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