This Saturday is 2016’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). IDPWD is an opportunity to promote understanding and acceptance of people living with a disability, and to also celebrate each individual’s achievements and contributions.

Each year has a theme and the theme and this year is: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want focusing on a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

This year at Scope, we’re celebrating through our involvement in many activities around Victoria. Have a look at the program below to see if there’s an event happening near you.

EventLocationDateTimeMore Information
Balloon Football League ShowcaseGlen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre
200 East Boundary Rd, Bentleigh East
Thursday 1 December11.00am – 12.30pmSee Scope News and Events page
Disability Sports and Recreation FestivalCrown Riverwalk
8 Whiteman St Southbank
Friday 2 December10.00am – 3.00pmVisit the Disability Sport and Recreation Festival website
IDPWD @ Hargreaves Mall BendigoHargreaves Mall BendigoFriday 2 December10.00am – 2.00pmVisit the IDPwD website
IDPWD in Shepparton Queens Gardens, Wyndham Street SheppartonFriday 2 December 11:00am – 2:00pmVisit the Greater Shepparton City Council website
Mitchell Shire All Abilities Expo and night marketKings Park, Tallarook St, SeymourFriday 2 December4.00pm – 8.00pmSee Scope News and Events page
TOM’s launchDoncaster Westfield Doncaster & Williamsons Rds, Doncaster 3108Saturday 3 December9.00am – 5.00pmCheck out the Facebook event
Super SaturdayKnox Westfield 425 Burwood Highway Wantirna South 3152Saturday 3 December9.00am – 5.00pmVisit Scope at the community hub.
Super SaturdayPlenty Valley Westfield 415 McDonalds Rd Mill Park 3082Saturday 3 December9.00am – 5.00pmVisit Scope at the community hub.
Mornington All Abilities DayCivic Reserve Recreation Centre349Wednesday 7 December10.00am – 1.30pmSee Scope News and Events page
Surf Coast Shire Balloon Football Come and TryWinchelsea Leisuretime Centre

15 Gosney St, Winchelsea

Thursday 8 December11.00am – 3.00pmSee Scope News and Events page.
 Carols by Candlelight RedLeap Reserve Mill Park Friday 9 December 7:00pm – 9:30pm Find out more on the City of Whittlesea website.


If you’re celebrating or attending an event please share your photos on social media at these events. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #IDPwD and tag us @scopeaust.