The DEA Conference will be held on Tuesday 13 – 15 June 2023 at the W Hotel in Brisbane!

The DEA Conference brings the disability employment sector together for thought-provoking, solutions-based discussions, constructive networking, recognition of best practice and catching up with each other, face to face.

In this time of extraordinary change in the sector, you can expect to hear the most up-to-date, essential and challenging presentations, panels and breakout sessions.

Our exhibitors and superb event partners will be on site to support many facets of your organisation’s needs, from AI to insurance and super. 

Member registration$1,575.00
Member group registration

Register 5 or more employees from the one organisation and you will receive $50 off per registration.

Non-member registration$2,000.00
Non-member group registration

Register 5 or more employees from the one organisation and you will receive $100 off per registration.

Member single day registration – Wednesday 14 June or Thursday 15 June $975.00
Non-member single day registration – Wednesday 14 June or Thursday 15 June$1,300.00
Conference Gala Dinner
Bring a guest to the Welcome Reception


Please contact Olivia Harvey, Conference Works, 03 9870 2611, or email if you have any queries.

In recognition of higher costs for people with disability to attend events and conferences, Disability Employment Australia will support the participation of people with disability by providing discounted rates to the conference. Information regarding eligibility criteria and discounted rates is available here.

We are unable to offer discounted registration to staff and/or board members of government-funded and contracted employment service organisations or government staff. 

Please email for more information, or to receive the eligibility criteria in a different format.


Please note: organisations must be current members of Disability Employment Australia at the time of the conference in order to qualify for member registration rates.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be advised in writing to Registrations may be transferred to another guest at any time by contacting Conference Works.

Registration and social function cancellations

Cancellations received by Friday 28 April 2023: full refund
Cancellations received between Saturday 29 April and Friday 12 May 2023: $150 cancellation fee
Cancellations received from Saturday 13 May 2023: no refund applicable

COVID-safe plan and booking with confidence

Disability Employment Australia’s 2023 Conference will be fully COVID-safe and compliant with government health requirements. We will do everything we reasonably can to protect your health and safety, and that of all attendees. This will include appropriate social distancing and all other required measures.

COVID cancellation: if the event is cancelled, or has to be moved due to COVID issues, we will offer a full refund. It is in everyone’s interest to ensure anyone who feels unwell stays away from events, so we will offer you a full cancel-on-the-day refund if you are showing any COVID-like symptoms, with no questions asked.

Photography Policy

Photographs will be taken throughout this event for advertising, publicity, commercial, promotional or other internal or external business purposes. If you do not wish for your photo to be taken please contact the event office –


Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide such insurance coverage. Neither Disability Employment Australia nor Conference Works accept responsibility for any loss in this regard.

Dress Code

Please note: smart casual attire is appropriate for conference sessions and social functions. A jacket may be necessary for air conditioned meeting rooms.

Name Badges

All delegates will receive a name badge upon arrival at the conference. This badge is the official pass and must be worn at all times to gain entry to conference sessions and social functions.

Registrations Are Open!

Registrations for Disability Employment Australia's 2023 Conference are open. Please contact Conference Works on 03 9870 2611 if you have any queries.

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