15 November 2017

The night of nights, the 2017 Northern Territory Disability Services Awards, and now also referred to as the Logies of the disability sector workforce was proudly presented by the Northern Territory Government's Department of Health, in collaboration with National Disability Services Northern on Saturday 11 November.

The night was filled with love, laughter and celebrations for exceptional individuals, teams and organisations working in the disability sector, including government and non-government service providers and organisations, businesses, programs and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding commitment and professionalism to improving the lives of people with disability.

The 2017 winners were:

Emerging Leader - Felicity Faull, Henbury School

  • Highly Commended - Kiana Fiorenza, Carpentaria

Excellence in Improving Learning and Development - Carpentaria Kids Early Childhood Developmental Service

  • Highly Commended - Nightcliff Primary School

Excellence in Improving Participation - Carers NT Volunteer Social Support Services

  • Highly Commended - Tania Lieman, CemeNTstars/darwin Community Arts

Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness - Chris Blackham-Davison

  • Highly Commended - Sacha King, TeamHEALTH

Excellence in Innovation - Henbury School

  • Highly Commended - Ellen Rhodes, Life Without Barriers

Outstanding Business and Community Initiative - HPA Helping People Achieve

  • Highly Commended - HELP Enterprise, Defence Administrative Assitance Program

Outstanding Disability Service Employee - Thevi Chelliah, Palmerstone Senior College Special Education Centre

  • Highly Commended - Bonnie Solly, Somerville

CarersNT, not only took out the Excellence in Improving Participation Award but went on to be awarded the Overall Award for Excellence. CarersNT volunteers reconnect people living with a disability who are socially isolated from their community. The volunteers partner with people living with a disability who have similar interests to become involved in community activities. One participant spoke highly of the program “my life is much better with friends around me that add a rich dimension to my life”.  So inspired by the program, the participant’s goals is to become of volunteer in the program. Another client said “I was not coming out of my room, but look at me now! I am able to speak and look forward to the next social outing with the volunteer”.

Congratulations to all of the winners, highly commended and nominees!


The Awards are proudly presented by our major sponsor Northern Territory Government’s Department of Health, in collaboration with National Disability Services, Northern Territory.

The Awards are also made possible with the generous support of our sponsors:

Category Sponsors:

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment


HPA - Helping People Achieve


Integrated disAbility Action Inc. (IdA)

Somerville Community Services

Life Without Barriers 

Media Sponsors:

Southern Cross Television Darwin

HOT100 & Mix104.9

Silver and Corporate Sponsors:

ITEC Health

Charles Darwin University 





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Thank you to our major sponsor

Thank you to our category sponsors

Thank you to our silver and corporate sponsors