International Day of People with Disability

The achievements and contributions of our community members with disability were celebrated in December 2020 with two special events:

Connections TV

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a special edition of Connections TV on Wednesday 2 December. There were a few technology issues, but once you hit 7.5 minutes in, it's pretty smooth sailing. Thanks to the genU team for letting us be part of the fun!

Connections TV is an entertainment show featuring genU Connections participants from the Surf Coast, Bellarine, Geelong and Ballarat, celebrating all abilities. Segments include Joke of the Week, Fry Up Friday, Song of the Week, and special guests.

Started during lockdown to maintain community connections via Zoom, this special edition was live streamed, giving the wider community a unique opportunity to join the fun.

Online Art Exhibition with All Aboard disABILITY Support Services

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Witness the creativity and resilience of artist participants from All Aboard disABILITY Support Services, based in Torquay.

The exhibition is online from 2 - 31 December through the Surf Coast Arts Trail Facebook page: .

View works created from home during lockdown, and in the studio together since restrictions have eased, and hear stories from the artists about life during the pandemic and beyond.

For more information on IDPwD, contact Council's Access and Inclusion Officer by lodging an online request or calling 5261 0600.

Past IDPwD Events


Council hosted a community event at the Council Chambers in Torquay featuring disability advocate Jax Jacki Brown, entertainment by Geelong all abilities band The Rockheads and lunch by dal Catering, which provides training and employment opportunities for people with a disability.

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Jax Jacki Brown with Mayor Rose Hodge, Cr Tony Revell and Cr Martin Duke.jpg


A ‘flash mob’ was held at Cowrie Market including the Mayor and participants from genU Connections and All Aboard disAbility Services. Council also hosted a screening of the film Wonder.