International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that occurs annually on 3 December.
The day celebrates and recognises the achievements, contributions and abilities of people with disability. The day also provides an important opportunity to raise awareness about disability issues more broadly across the community and, ultimately, to support the development of an inclusive Australian society.
The National Disability Awards (the Awards) are also held each year as part of the International Day of People with Disability celebrations.
The Awards aim to honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that have improved the lives of people with disability and thereby contributed to increased recognition of equality and human rights for all Australians.
The Award categories celebrate and acknowledge people and organisations who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting people with disability to achieve their goals.
Head to the nomination form page for more information on how to nominate and download a copy of the 2015 National Disability Award guidelines. Nominations can be made via the online form, email or post. In 2015, submissions are being accepted for visual displays to be featured at the Awards ceremony. More information and a submission form can be found on the visual display page.