Media Release by The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Register now for International Day of People with Disability

Clubs, schools, workplaces, businesses and individuals are encouraged to celebrate the 25th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability to be held on 3 December 2017.

The Hon Jane Prentice, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, said the United Nations sanctioned day helps to break down barriers for the 4.3 million Australians living with disability.

“Last year, more than 600 events were held across Australia to mark International Day of People with Disability, ranging from morning teas to karaoke competitions and dinner dances,” she said.

“These events provide an important opportunity to work with and celebrate the lives of people with disability, challenge perceptions and promote a more inclusive Australia.

A planning kit to help communities plan their event is now available on the International Day of People with Disability website.

“We all have a role to play to ensure people with disability have the same opportunities to reach their full potential,” Mrs Prentice said.

“I urge you to visit the website and start planning today.”

Public events that are registered through the website will be listed on the website for people to browse by state or territory.

Event registrations are now open.

To get involved, visit, call 1800 440 385 or check out the online calendar of events in your area.