Speakers Bank and Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Launch Video Series on “Voices of Strength: Women Speak”

Speakers Bank and Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) embarked on a project to co-publish stories from women who experienced living with a disability. The project involved interviewing six women (five of them being speakers from Speakers Bank) about their experience and the struggles they faced and overcame. They each picked a topic among the different WWDA website’s […]

Farewell Gerard Stevenson

On behalf of annecto Speakers Bank, we wish to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Gerard Stevenson, one of our valued speakers who died recently due to health complications. Gerard’s courage and determination was very evident and inspiring. Rather than accept the easy way out and give up when life got complicated, Gerard […]

Congratulations, Rocca! 2021 DHHS Victorian Disability Awards

Congratulations to Speakers Bank participant, Rocca Salcedo, on receiving the Minister’s award for outstanding leadership at this year’s DHHS Victorian Disability Awards! One year after arriving from Colombia to pursue her studies in International Law at Melbourne University, Rocca became paraplegic following a pedestrian accident. Now, Rocca is being recognised for her outstanding efforts in […]

VALID Conference 2021 – Talk “On Best Friends”

Every year Speakers Bank attend and present at the VALID Conference, one of the biggest conferences in Victoria for people living with a disability, including bringing together service providers and organisations that support people living with a disability. The VALID 2021 conference that was supposed to be held in June 2021 at the DEAKIN University […]

National Volunteers Week 2021 – An Online Exhibit

Hi and welcome to Speakers Bank’s online or virtual exhibit featuring some of our members who have been kind to share to us some of their thoughts, ideas, activities and words spoken or shared visually through photos and the written word. This is one of our simple ways of celebrating National Volunteer Week for 2021. […]


Speakers Bank are delighted and proud to be a part of this year’s annecto Annual General Meeting (AGM) by presenting our achievements during the Showcase segment of the program. Two of our speakers, Ayman Barbaresco and Kathryn Tomkins hosted the entire Showcase segment and did a wonderful job. Everyone was so impressed including our CEO […]


Speakers Bank is proud to have been a part of the Daughters of the West Program. We were invited to speak at the RecWest Footscray Centre recently with Loretta Martin as guest speaker and supported by our Victoria University Work placement Team of Joel, Leanne and Rubina. Loretta gave a presentation about her role as […]

annecto – Speakers Bank Op Shop

annecto – Speakers Bank have started their very own op shop! The op shop is run by volunteer students doing placement at annecto. The op shop was started as a partnership with annecto and is our fundraiser to help support the work we do with people with personal experience of ageing and those with disabilities. […]

R U OK? Day

Recently Annecto – Speakers Bank was lucky enough to be a part of the national annual day R U Ok? at Laverton Community Hub on the 12th of September 2019. R U Ok? is a national day dedicated to supporting communities who are struggling with the challenges in their everyday lives. At the free event, […]

Placement Federation University Australia (FedUni):

We at annecto – Speakers Bank would like to thank the big group of Master of Social Work Students who completed their placement here with us. The group worked so hard to help us out and did a fantastic job at completing all assigned tasks. We’re excited to work with more students from FedUni in […]