International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year to increase awareness of people with disability, promote their rights, and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

3 December 2019

Today represents an important occasion to recognise the contributions of people with disability and to reflect on how we promote inclusion. There are many things to celebrate as well as progress to be made so our work supports all members of the community.

Almost 1 in 5 Australians live with disability. Participation in cultural life is a fundamental human right and a mechanism for wellbeing and inclusion in Australia’s social fabric.

Our portfolio supports a number of fantastic arts and cultural projects for people with disability and you can stay up to date with these by following us on Twitter.

We will soon be launching an arts and disability hub on our website with information about government programs that support people with disability, publications, resources and helpful links – be sure to check back soon!

We are also proud to offer an inclusive workplace and our Disability and Carers Steering Committee has been nominated for an ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award this year.

We encourage you to find out what’s happening near you to recognise people with disability and to get involved.

For more information visit the International Day of People with Disability website.