FPDN is an organisation governed and led by First People with lived experience of disability.

As an Aboriginal organisation, we know how important it is to work in a culturally safe and respectful environment and how important it is that those providing services and supports to our people with disability genuinely understand the important of culture, Country, history, community and family is to First Peoples; in other words have attained a level of cultural competency so that they can work productively and respectfully alongside our people.

We know that wherever possible it is important to employ, work with, and seek guidance and advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. FPDN is a leading voice in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sector and the disability sector and we recgnise the importance and honour of this responsibility.

FPDN staff and Board live and work across Australia. As we do our work we travel to many parts of this amazing country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge our ancestors who have come before and nurtured the land and waterways.