International Day of People with Disability

Councillor and community members with aprons

Celebrated on 3 December each year, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is an event bringing together people of all abilities for an inclusive day.

In 2017 our local event included Social Inclusion Week for Schools. About 1300 students from Surf Coast schools participated in the event, which featured a film festival and question-and-answer session with two star local athletes - Paralympic champion Richard Colman and Bellbrae swimmer Phoebe Mitchell.

Access All Areas Film Festival provided the short films which featured lived experiences of people with a disability. Students learned important lessons about what it means to be inclusive.

For more information on IDPwD, contact Council's Rural Access Officer info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au or 5261 0600.