International Day of People with Disability 2021

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. It is aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. You can visit the IDPwD website to find resources and learn more about IDPwD.

Each year the UN announces a theme for IDPwD. The 2021 theme is ‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’.

Local events

IDPwD celebration events are held all over the world both face-to-face and online.  You can find them by searching the IDPwD events calendar. We’ve also listed a few local events below.

City of Melton

The City of Melton is holding inclusive and interactive online workshops on 3 December including:

Specialist Hoops: Basketball Workshop*

Time: 9am – 9.45am

*Basketballs will be provided and delivered to your home.

 All Abilities Dance workshop

Time: 10am – 11am

Art Access Victoria: Drawing Workshop*

Time: 11am – 12pm

*All materials will be provided and delivered to your home.


Bookings open on Friday 19 November at 9am and close Monday 29 November at 5pm.

Full details can be found on the City of Melton website.

Brimbank City Council

Sunshine Leisure Centre, in partnership with Reclink Australia, welcome members of the community living with disability and their carers to the centre to try some swimming, gym and other active programs.

Please contact the centre so they can make sure a staff member is available welcome you at the front door and show you around the centre.

There will be free access to the centre from 10am-2pm on the following days:

  • Monday 29 November
  • Tuesday 30 November
  • Wednesday 1 December
  • Thursday 2 December
  • Friday 3 December

For more details visit the Brimbank City Council website.

Inkrewsive Hip Hop launch at Loop bar

Over the last 3 months Inkrewsive Hip Hop and Wild at Heart have been collaborating with students with disabilities from  India to write a track and produce a music video.

On 3 December 6:30 – 7:30 they will launch their song, Lockdown e Bondoho internationally from the Loop Bar. This is a free event, bookings not required.

Visit What’s On Melbourne for details.

Tune in to events

Tune in to SBS Australia on Friday Dec 3rd 4.10PM to watch 12 of this year’s Focus on Ability Short Film Festival finalists’ films.


We will update this page as other events are announced – stay tuned!

Other areas of interest

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