International Day of People with Disability


To celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2022, we are shining a light on disability with various activities:

Pathways for Carers launch -
re-scheduled to Monday 20 February 2023

Local carers are invited to take part in the inaugural Surf Coast Pathways for Carers - a leisurely walk that offers participants an opportunity to connect with each other, connect with nature and learn more about services and supports available to them.

The accessible walk will be held Monday 20 February at 9.45am, starting at the Anglesea Changing Places Facility carpark (78 Great Ocean Road). It will conclude with a complimentary morning tea - generously provided by Pathways for Carers - at 4 Kings Coffee & Food (1/143a Great Ocean Road, Anglesea). 

The walk was originally scheduled for 21 November but was unable to go ahead due to wet weather.

The Surf Coast Pathways for Carers walk will become a regular event from February 2023, being held on the third Monday of the month. A guest speaker will attend each walk.

Local accessible and inclusive businesses

We’re shining a spotlight on accessible and inclusive businesses on the Surf Coast. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to see the businesses which are supporting our goal for people of all abilities to actively participate, socialise and have fun in our community.

Wurdi Baierr Stadium to shine a light on accessibility and inclusion

Wurdi Baierr Stadium, in the north of Torquay, will be lit up in the colours of International Day of People with Disability - orange fins, with blue and green lights. 

The lighting display will be switched on from 21 November to 5 December.

IDPwD is held 3 December each year. It is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.