Register for your local forum by clicking the links below!

The NDIS is making a difference to the lives of many people with disability.

But the NDIS isn’t working well for everyone. Not everyone is benefitting. And that has to change – we can’t let anyone fall through the gaps.

That’s why Every Australian Counts is bringing everyone together again with the Make It Work forums.

The Make It Work forums are being held in capital cities, regional towns and online spaces across Australia. The forums give people with disability and their families the opportunity to have their say about the issues that matter most to them.

The forums feature people with disability and their families talking about their experience with the NDIS. There is plenty of time for questions and discussion. And we invite local MPs along so they can hear first hand about what needs to change.

We are the experts on the NDIS and know that our stories and experiences are powerful. They helped us win the NDIS, and now they’re going to help us fix it.

Don’t miss your chance to have your say and shape the future of the NDIS.

Online webinar

“NDIS Review webinar” online

With Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten, NDIS Review Co-Chairs Prof Bruce Bonyhady, Lisa Paul, and possibly a member of the Review panel.

Event date: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Event Address: Webex – online.

Event time: 4:30pm-5:30pm AEDT

Have your say: Send in your questions and comments

Find the details from the NDIS Review website

Online forum

“Make it Work” online

Event date: All day every day from June 9-19 2020

Event Address: 

Facebook group – Every Australian Counts NDIS Make it Work online forum

Join the group

Online forum sold out

Online Q&A

“NDIS – Your questions answered” online

With Scott McNaughton from the NDIA

Event date: April 9 2020

Event Address:

Zoom meeting – online.

Sold out

Sunshine Coast forum postponed

Sunshine Coast

“Make it Work” for the Sunshine Coast!

Event date: 30 April 2020

Event Address:

Millwell Road Community Centre

11 Millwell Rd East

Maroochydore, QLD

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM AEST


Ipswich forum postponed


“Make it Work” for Ipswich!

Event date: 28 April 2020

Event Address:

North Ipswich Reserve Function Centre

2B Pine St

North Ipswich, QLD

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEST

Special guest: NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman


Wollongong forum postponed


“Make it Work” for Wollongong!

Event date: 24 March 2020

Event Address:

Ocean Room (Level 2, Building 230 ‘The Central’)

University of Wollongong Innovation Campus

Corner of Squires Way and Puckey Ave

North Wollongong, NSW

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM AEDT

Special guest: NDIA CEO Martin Hoffman



“Make it Work” for Mildura!

Event date: 12 November 2019

Event Address:

Benetook Room

Alfred Deakin Centre

180-190 Deakin Avenue

Mildura, VIC 3500

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEDT

Event Completed

Redland forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Redland!

Event date: 25 September 2019

Event Address:

Redland Performing Arts Centre

2/16 Middle Street

Cleveland, QLD 4163

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEST

Event Completed


“Make it Work” for Ballarat!

Event date: 26 March 2019

Event Address:

Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St North

Ballarat VIC 3350

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEDT

Event Completed


“Make it Work” for Bendigo!

Event date: 27 March 2019

Event Address:

Long Gully Community Centre

23-29 Havilah Rd

Long Gully VIC 3550

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEDT

Event completed


“Make it Work” for Sunbury!

Event date: 1 March 2019

Event Address:

Sunbury Memorial Hall

6 Stawell Street

Sunbury, VIC 3429

Event time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM AEDT

Event completed

Perth forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Melbourne!

Event date: 27 November 2018

Event Address: Banyule City Council

Level 4, 1 Flintoff Street

Greensborough, VIC 3088

Event time: 7:00 – 9:00PM AEDT

Event completed


“Make it Work” for the Hunter!

Event date: 29 November 2018

Event Address:Seminar Room 1, Block BB

Kurri Kurri TAFE

McLeod Road

Kurri Kurri, NSW 2327

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM AEDT

Event completed

Perth forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Perth!

Event date: 9 November 2018

Event Address:

VisAbility (Wesfarmers Theatrette)

61 Kitchener Ave

Victoria Park, WA 6100

Event time: 10:00 – 12:00PM AWST

Event completed

Sydney forum sold out


“Make it Work” for North Sydney!

Event date: 13 November 2018

Event Address: Level 2, Johnson Room,

Crows Nest Centre

2 Earnest Place

Crows Nest, NSW 2065

Event time: 11:30 – 1:00PM AEDT

Event completed

Western Sydney forum sold out

Western Sydney

“Make it Work” for Western Sydney!

Event date: 9 August 2018

Event Address: Endeavour Foundation

12-14 Leabons Lane

Seven Hills 2147

Event time: 1:00 – 3:00PM

Event completed

Eastern Melbourne forum sold out

Eastern Melbourne

“Make it Work” for Eastern Melbourne!

Event date: 29 August 2018

Event Address:

Manningham MC2

687 Doncaster Rd

Doncaster, VIC 3108

Event time: 11:30AM – 1:30PM

Event completed

Brisbane forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Brisbane!

Event date: 6 September 2018

Event Address:

Hamilton Town Hall

Corner of Rossiter Parade and Racecourse Road

Hamilton, QLD 4110

Event time: 11:15AM – 1:15PM

Event completed

Townsville forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Townsville!

Event date: 27 September 2018

Event Address:

Selectability House

Corner of Cambridge and Palmerston Streets

Vincent, QLD 4814

Event time: 12:30 – 2:30PM AEST

Event completed

Geelong forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Geelong!

Event date: 3 October 2018

Event Address:

Eastern Hub

285A McKillop St (corner of Humble Street)

East Geelong, VIC 3219

Event time: 10:00 – 12:00PM AEST

Event completed

Alice Springs

Event date: 31 October 2018

Event Address:

Andy McNeill Room, Alice Springs Town Council

93 Todd St

Alice Springs, NT 0870

Event time: 10:00 – 12:00PM ACST

Event completed


“Make it Work” for Hobart!

Event date: 21 November 2018

Event Address:

The Multicultural Hub

65 Hopkins St

Moonah, TAS 7009

Event time: 10:00AM -12:00PM AEDT

Event completed


“Make it Work” for Launceston!

Event date:  22 November 2018

Event Address:

St Michaels Hall

22 Hoblers Bridge Road

Newstead, TAS 7250

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM AEDT

Event completed

Adelaide forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Adelaide!

Event date: 23 November 2018

Event Address: McLeod Room, JFA Purple Orange

104 Greenhill Road

Unley, SA 5061

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM ACDT

Event completed

Adelaide forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Adelaide!

Event date: 11 September 2018

Event Address: Lighthouse Disability

101 Park Terrace

Salisbury, SA 5108

Event time: 12:00 – 2:00PM ACST

Event completed

Northern Rivers

“Make it Work” for Northern Rivers!

Event date: 7 September 2018

Event Address:

Ballina Surf Club

65 Lighthouse Parade

East Ballina, NSW 2478

Event time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM AEST

Event completed

South West Sydney

“Make it Work” for South West Sydney!

Event date: 10 August 2018

Event Address: The Junction Works

135 Thirteenth Ave,

Austral 2179

Event time: 12:00 – 2:00PM

Event completed

Cairns forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Cairns!

Event date: 28 September 2018

Event Address:

Cairns Regional Council

Civic Reception Rooms

119-145 Spence Street

Cairns, QLD 4870

Event time: 1:30 – 3:30PM AEST

Event completed


“Make it Work” for Warrnambool!

Event date: 1 October 2018

Event Address:

South West TAFE

Conference Room WB3.28

193/197-205 Timor St

Warrnambool, VIC 3280

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM AEST

Event completed

Darwin forum sold out


“Make it Work” for Darwin!

Event date: 29 October 2018

Event Address:

22 Albatross Street

Winnellie, NT 0820

Event time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM ACST

Event completed