Accessibility & Inclusion

We’re committed to ensuring that the BTDS2024 is an inclusive and accessible event.

Youth Development Australia and the Australian Education Union value diversity and are committed to ensuring that the BTDS2024 is an inclusive and accessible event.

To support this, we are taking a number of actions to ensure the BTDS2024 is an inclusive event, accessible for all and reflective of the diversity of culture, background, experience, and beliefs that make up all of Australia.  


What provisions for Accessibility do you offer?

The in-person part of the conference will be held at Centrepiece at Melbourne Park. For information on accessing the venue, including public transport and parking, please click here.

  • The venue has hearing loops, and lifts, and is wheelchair accessible, and transport options to the venue are also accessible. More information on venue accessibility available here.
  • This is a hybrid event, so there is the option to attend and participate virtually.

We ask about any accessibility requirements on our registration form and can work with you to make sure your accessibility requirements are met. 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please purchase your ticket by Monday 25 March 2024, so that we have time to make sure all arrangements are in place to meet your needs. There is no guarantee that any accessibility requirements that are submitted after this date will be able to be met. 

For any questions about this please email


Strobing/flashing lights will be avoided wherever possible. 

Loud noises and feedback/static will be avoided wherever possible, and warnings in text and via audio will be played before these occur.

All videos will be captioned.

Presenters will describe any visual information in their presentations.

    Acknowledgement of Country

    Youth Development Australia and the Bridging the Divide Summit 2024 acknowledge that the work undertaken to organise this event is on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and wish to pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.


      BTDS2024 will be granting a number of scholarships for people to attend the Summit, to ensure that the price of tickets is minimised as a barrier for attending. 

      Young people, First Nations people, people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disability and people from rural or regional areas are all strongly encouraged to apply.

      Apply for a scholarship here

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