This year

In 2019, the Government is supporting a range of national programs and award schemes to celebrate International Day of People with Disability and raise the profile of disability in Australia.
By supporting these programs, we aim to diversify audiences and promote the achievements of people with disability more widely.
Australians celebrate the 4.3 million Australians living with disability through local celebrations in schools, workplaces and community groups.
The Australian Government was proud to support the following awards and events in 2018.

National Awards for Disability Leadership

3 December 2018:

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Sports Performance Awards

Para Performance of the Year Award 13 December 2018:

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Wide Angle Film Festival School’s Program

November 2018-March 2019:

Facilities Management Industry Awards for Excellence 2018

Leadership in Diversity in Industry Award 15 November 2018:

2018 Festival of Wheelchair Rugby League

25-26 November 2018:

Australian Powerchair Football Association (APFA) powerchair football National Championships

24-30 September 2018:

Outback Academy Australia’s (OAA) Red Dust Heelers Wheeling and Healing across Australia

26 October 2018 – 29 March 2019:

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Focus on Ability Short Film Festival

5 September 2018:

International Wheelchair Rugby Federation Wheelchair Rugby World Championship

5-10 August 2018:

Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Awards

Inclusion and Diversity Conference 3 May 2018:

Graeme Innes Award for Disability Employment 29 November 2018:

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National Employment Services Australia (NESA)

Conference 8 & 9 August 2018:

Innovation in Disability Employment Award 8 August 2018:

Australian HR Awards

Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award 7 September 2018:

Australian Football League (AFL)

All Abilities National Inclusion Carnival 18-23 June 2018:


For a summary of the events, visit Latest News

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