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The Australian Government has been supporting International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day and support activities around Australia. This includes encouraging individuals, schools, community groups, businesses and organisations to get involved and hold events on, or around, 3 December.

The IDPwD program aligns with key action areas under Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-31. This includes improving community awareness by recognising the positive contribution people with disability make to society, and building confidence in the community to work and engage with people with disability.

The IDPwD program extends beyond 3 December with activities aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, such as:

  • Sponsoring national awards, events or activities that showcase the achievements of people with disability and help promote inclusion across Australia. Read more about our partners
  • Championing the lives, talents and achievements of people with disability through storytelling and the support of our ambassadors
  • Educating the community about the barriers people with disability face and how we can work together to break down misconceptions and encourage inclusive attitudes and behaviours.
  • Building a community for people with disability, their families and carers so they feel represented and celebrated.
  • Sharing resources and information from a range of disability organisations to support the sector and provide information to people with disability.

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