Vision and Mission

Enhancing Australia’s Disability Services One Step/Event At A Time

At Developing Australian Communities, we believe that working closely with Service Providers, Carers and Participants through our events will ensure that the much-needed change in our sector will be provided for the betterment of the services in our sector. Learn more about us and our dreams for our community.
Vision
For Australia to become the world leader in Disability Services.
Mission
Provide a voice for the sector, increase professional standards and bringing people together to talk about the most pressing issues in our sector to deliver solutions!

We’ll achieve this by providing world class expos, conferences and professional development to ensure service providers and carers deliver the highest levels of service to NDIS participants.

We are fortunate to live in a developed nation where the government prioritises the needs of our valued family, friends and neighbours with disabilities.

Despite the great work that the government is doing, they are only eight years into rolling out NDIS and it is still confusing, complex and challenging for people to understand what they can and can’t access, as well as for Service Providers and Carers to provide a world class service. 

Combining our 50+ years experience in the Disability and Training sectors, Developing Australian Communities team are simplifying the complex nature of NDIS. Through our large expos and conferences, participants will receive the right information from the right provider at the right time. Through our highly relevant, advanced and customised professional development training programs, we are partnering with Service Providers to ensure their staff embed behavioural changes that constantly improve the quality of care they provide.

The Developing Australian Communities Story

This is the classic story of when two entrepreneurial minds with the shared values come together to make an impact.

River Night has a 26 year legacy in the Community Services and Disability Sector. Fuelled by his passion for service to others, River’s career has taken him through all levels of the industry, from where he started straight out of high school and into community care camps, through to working with Australia’s leading Disability authorities. This led River to creating an NDIS Service Provider business with one of Australia’s highest levels of service standards.

River wanted to take his knowledge and expertise of how he ran his organisation to support other Service Providers so that they too could provide the highest level of care to Participants. 

This is where River and Mike Clark’s story began… 

Mike has a 17-year track record in the training Industry. He has run over 1,000 events to over 50,000 people. One of his previous companies he turned into the World’s largest LinkedIn training organisation. Mike sits as a mentor across a range of Growth Accelerators, this is where Mike began helping River expand his provider business.

After a couple of years working together, it became clear that both River and Mike developed a passion for wanting to raise the bar of service standards across the NDIS sector and felt that their two different levels of expertise were the perfect match for doing just that. 

That was how Developing Australian Communities (DAC) was born!

Today, Developing Australian Communities stands to create a voice for the NDIS Sector, through our expos, conferences, surveys and professional development, we are giving Participants, Providers, Carers and industry leaders the opportunity to have their voice heard to bring about much-needed change.

Together, as a sector we can develop Australia into a World Leader in the Disability Service space. We’d love for you to come join us to bring this vision to life.

Meet the Team

River Night

River Night

Co-Founder
River has a 26+ year legacy of implementing change at the highest levels of Disability and Community Services Sectors.
Mike Clark

Mike Clark

Co-Founder
Mike has a 17 year history of running events and training companies to over 50,000 people in over 4 continents.
Alma Clark

Alma Clark

Senior National Accounts Manager
With a passion for guiding others to make meaningful decisions, Alma is a world-class professional and supports DAC’s clients to the highest levels.
Catherine Jenkins

Catherine Jenkins

Senior National Accounts Manager
Has built a career of serving others and has a passion for inspiring them to make the most of their talents. Catherine too serves DAC’s clients to the highest levels.
Rachelle King

Rachelle King

National Events Manager
Has an extensive career running large conferences and events some of Australia’s biggest brands.
Kath Tamayo

Kath Tamayo

Finance and Admin Manager
Fiercely passionate about accuracy, efficiency and supporting others so they can operate at their best.
  • River Night

    River Night

    Co-Founder
    River has a 26+ year legacy of implementing change at the highest levels of Disability and Community Services Sectors.
  • Mike Clark

    Mike Clark

    Co-Founder
    Mike has a 17 year history of running events and training companies to over 50,000 people in over 4 continents.
  • Alma Clark

    Alma Clark

    Senior National Accounts Manager
    With a passion for guiding others to make meaningful decisions, Alma is a world-class professional and supports DAC’s clients to the highest levels.
  • Catherine Jenkins

    Catherine Jenkins

    Senior National Accounts Manager
    Has built a career of serving others and has a passion for inspiring them to make the most of their talents. Catherine too serves DAC’s clients to the highest levels.
  • Rachelle King

    Rachelle King

    National Events Manager
    Has an extensive career running large conferences and events some of Australia’s biggest brands.
  • Kath Tamayo

    Kath Tamayo

    Finance and Admin Manager
    Fiercely passionate about accuracy, efficiency and supporting others so they can operate at their best.
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    We conduct expos, conferences, and practical skills training to help in increasing the level of connection between Service Providers, Carers and Participants. We want to provide our valued family, friends and neighbours with disabilities the best service they truly deserve.