About Us

You’ll be surprised by the things you’ll learn from a Speakers Bank speaker.

The Speakers Bank is comprised of public speakers with personal experience of disability and ageing.

All Speakers Bank speakers are trained in public speaking and are eager to share with the community the story of their lives, their experiences and their challenges.  Speakers present a positive image to the community providing information about the challenges older people and people with disability face in their daily lives.


Speakers Bank raises awareness, acceptance and understanding of people with disability and older people through the power of communication.


Speakers address community groups about barriers to inclusion and experiences relating to work, social, and recreational pursuits. Audiences include primary, secondary and tertiary education providers, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, health sector and service groups.

How to book a motivational Public Speaker for your event

Contact us to discuss your requirements and which speaker might be suitable for you.
You can call (03) 9314 0988  or email or e: speakersbank@annecto.org.au to receive a Speaker Request form.


As some speakers use wheelchairs or mobility aids; accessibility access is essential. Some speakers may attend with a carer to assist in their presentations.


CHSP Funding

Funding acknowledgement —

“annecto is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health, and the Victorian and NSW Governments. Although funding for this Commonwealth Home Support Programme has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained in this website does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.”



annecto is proud to host Speakers Bank.

annecto acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional custodians
of the lands upon which we provide services and recognises their continuous connection
to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.