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1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS


Main Conference:  8am - 12.45pm 

Lunch 12.45pm - 1.30pm 

Breakout session A : 1.30pm - 4.00pm 

Breakout Session B : 1.30pm - 5.00pm 

Dinner : 7.00pm - 11.00pm

includes entertainment, 3 course meal and beverages*  


Non-Members Conference : $420pp 

Conference & Dinner $550pp

Conference Table of 8 : $3000

Inc unlimited workshops, lunch, networking

 NDISDA Members Conference : $375pp

Conference & DInner : $465pp

Dinner only :$195pp

The Specialist Disability Accommodation Conference for 2023
"Industry and Community"  

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All delegates attend the main conference session. 

8am - 12.45pm 

Arrival 7.45am for registration 

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8.00am - 8.05am

Welcome and introductions 

Lynn Gabriel 

Founder and

National Events & Program Director

SDA Conferences & Events 

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8.05am - 8.25am

Understanding SDA Pricing Arrangements and Price limits 2022 - 2023

Tony Rutherford 


Holding Redlich Lawyers 

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8.30am - 9.00am

Financial Risks, Social Risks, Location Factors, SDA Market development and returns on SDA Investment. 

Valuations of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) & NDIS, - realistic factors, the challenges and hurdles -  SDA outlook in 2023

Craig Guinane

NICISA Valuers

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9.00am - 9.30am

What to understand before embarking on an SDA property investment
- The importance of the SDA provider and understanding supply and demand
- Build costs
- Feasibilities and realistic returns of an SDA investment property
- Other challenges

Debbie Kindness

General Manager

NDIS Property Australia  

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9. 30am - 9.50am

Capital growth vs Rental Yield - How to achieve both in NDIS Investment

The challenges of getting a loan approved for SDA

Speaker details are being updated

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Speaker details are being updated

9.50am - 10.10am

Town Planning and SDA - Hurdles, challenges - and why some applications are rejected 

Morning Tea  10.15am - 10.30am
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10.30am - 11.00am

Demand for Specialist Disability Accommodation: consumer needs and preferences.

  • Data available on SDA for both demand and supply

  • Identifying tenants for SDA dwellings

  • Eligibility for SDA funding and the processes

  • Understanding customers' needs 

Melody Carbarns

Services Manager

Housing Hub 

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11.00am - 11.20am

Challenges relating to finding SDA Participants
and; Challenges relating to filling SDA vacancies 

Alison McLeod


InHab Australia 

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11.20am - 11.40am

Value for Money vs A Participant's right to not share with another. Discussion, cases, outcomes and appeals

5 minute break 
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11.45am - 12.05pm

Occupational Therapists and Complex Home Modifications for independence, quality of life and wellbeing - the latest innovation and why industry need to work together 

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Intelicare Speaker is being updated 

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Speaker is Currently Being Updated 

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Speaker is Currently Being Updated 

12.05pm - 12.25pm 

Assistive Technology - improving the lives of participants in SDA homes 


Surveilance technology and restrictive practices – what you need to know


12.15pm - 12.45pm

Onsite Overnight Assistance - where they can be located - what can be claimed . New advice from 5th Dec 22


Understanding restrictive practices and environmental restraint when building and designing. 


Understand the Design Standards to include; 

  • The NDIS Requirements for Robust Builds

  • Breakout Rooms

  • Sensory rooms and the benefits as a breakout room 

  • Passenger lifts in Multi-Storey Dwellings - are they permitted?

  • Robust Housing Design and Safety and why choosing the right materials is essential 

  • Bathrooms and Doors. Understanding design for SDA 


Lunch 12.45pm - 1.30pm 
Breakout A
Breakout A 

Breakout b
 -  5.00pm
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Post Conference Dinner 

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 

Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner and bws,  with fantastic views and entertainment. Network and enjoy the evening with likeminded individuals to include interstate and local delegates


Cost :$195pp

Tables of 10 available 

Exhibit or Sponsor

Exhibit / Sponsor/ Present / Workshop facilitation   

Please see below opportunities to participate.

Email or call  1300 667 709

Sponsorships x 4 exc GST 

Platinum Sponsor $6500 x 1  

(includes exhibit space 3x3m,  30 mins presentation, 8 conference tickets, and 1-hour workshop presentation sponsorship - conduct your workshop ) 

Gold Sponsor $5500 x 2 

Includes 3x4m exhibit space,  20 mins presentation, 6 conference tickets, 

Silver Sponsor $3500 x 2

Includes exhibit space, 5-minute presentation, and 3 conference tickets) 

Workshop Sponsor:$1500 x 3

Satchel inserts conduct a workshop presentation (must apply and be approved) 

Dinner Sponsor $1100 x 2

Includes 2 tickets to a networking event, banner space, and satchel inserts 

Satchel inserts only

$250 per brochure (100+ brochures) 

Exhibit space x 10 

Exhibit 3x3m : $1500 exc gst

(your own display ) Includes trestle table (1.8m) , banner space 

Includes 1 ticket to conference/workshop

1.8m trestle table for product & brochure display, banner space only : $950 exc gst

The Venue 


1 Davey St, Hobart TAS 

With a perfect central location and views over Hobart’s historic waterfront, the Hotel Grand Chancellor is one of the most unique venues in Tasmania.

Centrally located in the heart of Hobart’s waterfront, the venue is perfect for the final Conference of the year 

Enjoy Tasmania’s famous seafood, local free-range meats, seasonal vegetables, char-grilled steaks, cheese and a wide range of cool climate wines. Interstate delegates can enjoy a reduced rate for their stay. For location please see here 

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