International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) celebrates the achievements and contributions of the 4.4 million Australians living with disability. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the barriers people with disability face in many parts of their lives, while supporting the development of an inclusive Australian society.

The day is celebrated annually with activities on or around 3 December. 

What's on

A Black man sits with his eyes closed on public transport while holding a cane for vision-impaired people

An online cinema session ‘Vision Portraits’

‘Vision Portraits’ is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. This screening will be introduced by Carly Findlay OAM on Wednesday 1 December at 6pm.


A collage of shapes and colours that reflect nature.© Image credit: Tristana Fitzgerald

Image credit: Tristana Fitzgerald, detail of ‘A walk in the park’, 2019, lino print and collage, 58 x 38cm, image courtesy of the artist.


Working Under the Shadow of Happiness 

‘Working Under the Shadow of Happiness’ explores the notion of happiness within the lives of people with disability or mental health issues. It includes the work of artists from the Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre and continues until 11 December 2021.

Woman with hands outstretched facing the sunshine

Life Without Limits booklist

Another way to get involved is by checking out our Life Without Limits booklist. This is a special collection of stories and memoirs written by people with experience of disability, showing the importance of inclusion and diversity.

Find out more about our Life Without Limits booklist.

Online Training Hub

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre has partnered with Eastern Volunteers to secure a grant. This grant will be used to develop an online training hub that aims to address barriers to volunteering. It will focus on culturally and linguistically diverse people and people living with disability.

For more information, contact the Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre.