Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 11 June 2024
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Residence (Level 8), Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: Included in Earlybird Conference Registration and combined Forum/Workshop + Conference Registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for $95 for Forum/Workshop Only Registrants, and for $120 for Non-Forum/Workshop or Conference Registrants.

Dress Code: Smart casual

The Welcome Reception will be the first official opportunity for all delegates to meet with one another and enjoy informal networking. This is a great opportunity to network with your existing contacts and make new ones across the sector. The Welcome Reception will take place at The Residence within the Grand Hyatt.

Gala Dinner

Wednesday 12 June 2024
6:30pm – 11:00pm
Savoy Ballroom (Level 8), Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne

Cost: $200 for Conference Registrants, $250 for non-Conference Registrants. If you wish to purchase a ticket to the dinner and are not registered for the Conference, please email

Dress Code: Come dressed in your most glamorous and brilliant best!

The DEA Conference Gala Dinner is a much-anticipated event in the calendar of those in the Disability Employment sector. In 2023 it was a sold-out event, and we anticipate a full house once again in 2024. The Gala Dinner will be held in the Savoy Ballroom (pictured below) at the Grand Hyatt. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and beverages. You will have the opportunity to kick up your heels to a live band.

The evening will also feature the Hall of Fame Award Presentation, acknowledging excellence, innovation and long-term commitment to the evolution of disability employment in Australia. The 2024 Gala Dinner will be an unmissable event. Book your seat when you submit your Conference registration, or email to add a ticket to an existing registration.

Registrations now open!

Registrations for the Disability Employment Australia 2024 Conference are now open. Please contact Conference Works on 03 9870 2611 if you have any queries.

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