Date of program: January 17-24, 2017

Location: Geelong – different grounds – Fixture will be online shortly.

Cost: N/A

Contact Details: Bethany Hedgcock


Ph: 0438 078 316

Brief program description: ( all ages, age specific): The 2017 National Cricket Inclusion Championships will consist of three divisions: blind and vision impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, and cricketers with an intellectual disability. It will be the first time in Australia that these three divisions will be played as part of one competition.

Web address:

When: Saturday 21 January

Time: 10am – 12noon

Where: Hume Tennis and Community Tennis Centre



Did you know you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play wheelchair tennis?  Come and try it for yourself!


International Event – view the best wheelchair tennis players

Where: Melbourne Park 

When: 25 – 28 January


Contact email: 

Come and see the best wheelchair tennis players in the world compete!





When: 25 – 28 January

Where: Albert Reserve Tennis Centre

Finals on the Saturday 28 January at Melbourne Park (during the Australian Open)

More info:


The Brimbank Disability Expo will showcase a range of services and supports for all of the community seeking information.

Guest Panel with a Q & A session: 10:00am—11:00am 
-Brimbank Citizen of the Year 2016
-Association for children with a Disability
-NDIS representative

When: Thursday 1 December 

Time: 11:00am—2:00pm - Brimbank Disability Expo

Who is it for:
-People with disabilities
-Disability service providers
-Early years services
-Education providers
-All of community interested in learning about support options currently available for
people with disability

Where: Victoria University Convention Centre (Sunshine),
Gate 1, 460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine 3020
(See map on the back of flyer)

For further information about the Brimbank Disability Expo contact Maree 9249 4451

or e-mail

Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) team at Reclink Australia are holding a forum aligned with International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) at The Wheeler Centre on Thursday 1st December 2016, to acknowledge and identify ‘the future we want for inclusive sport in Australia.’

The format of the event will include a panel of guest speakers to discuss ideas related to the topic.

We have exciting guest speakers including, Steven Payne (Strapper for 2015 Melbourne Cup Winner), Matt Lewis (Gold Medal winner in the 2016 Paralympic Games), Kerry Tarvou (Inclusion Manager – Gymnastics Victoria), Deanne Hall (Participant Parent, Gymnastics Victoria) and Hannah Macdougall will be the host (Dual Paralympian and AAA Play Ambassador).

Time of event: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

For more information please contact AAA Play on:

1800 222 842 or

Find out what local services are available to you at a free Disability expo.

The City of Whittlesea is hosting a free expo on Wednesday 30 November to mark the International Day of People with a Disability.  The expo will include up to 50 service providers who will be available to provide information to north eastern region of Melbourne including Whittlesea, Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin and the Yarra Council areas.

Local Area Coordinator for the NDIS, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, will be running workshops on topics including NDIS 101 and Pre-planning and the role of the Local Area Coordinator. There will be other guest speakers running workshops on the day as well.

Time of event: 30 November 2016 – 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

For more information: or (03) 9217 2429

Please join Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) as we embark on an exciting new journey... Passport 2 Play, launched by Passport 2 Play ambassador and triple Paralympic gold medallist, Dylan Alcott.

Passport 2 Play helps children with disability increase their levels of physical activity and discover sport and recreation opportunities. Through the Passport 2 Play adventure, children need to complete real life physical activity targets before unlocking a digital gaming experience that will let them progress to the next level.

The launch is part of the Glen Eira City Council's International Day of People with Disability celebrations, which run from 10am to 2pm, showcasing a range of disability sporting programs.

Activities include:
• Soccer
• Balloon
• Circus skills
• Cricket
• T-ball
• Tennis
• Football
• Dance
• Gymnastics
• Volleyball
• Bocce

Wheelchair AFL exhibition game is at 10.15am
Join us for the launch of Disability Sport & Recreation’s Passport 2 Play
Interactive game with Gold Medallist Paralympian Dylan Alcott at 12.30pm.
Barbecue lunch is provided
To register for this event or for further information, 
contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333 or email


Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) are excited to announce a new venue for the 2016 Community Exhibition - Crown Riverwalk!

On Friday 2 December, from 10am to 3pm, join DSR on the banks of the Yarra at our free, community event to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

Learn all about how to introduce more exercise into your life and what accessible and inclusive sport and recreation choices are open to you. It’s the perfect opportunity to come and try a new activity and make new friends.


AFL Victoria / FIDA, Australian Sailing – Sailability Victoria, Badminton Victoria Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria, Bowls Victoria, Cerebral Palsy Support Network, Melbourne Renegades, CROWN Ability, Cycling Victoria, Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria, Disability Sport & Recreation, Disabled Wintersport Australia, DOC Football Academy, Football Federation Victoria, GMS Rehabilitiation, Golf Victoria, Gymnastics Victoria, Hockey Victoria, Multiple Sclerosis Limited, Independence Australia,, Leisure Networks, Melbourne City FC Mobility Plus, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Netball Victoria People Outdoors, Tri State Games, Great Ocean Stays & Great Ocean Air AAA Play, Recumbent and Specialised Cycles, TravAbility, Scope, Solve Disability Solutions, Athletics Australia, Special Olympics Victoria Table Tennis Victoria, Taxi Services Commission, Tennis Victoria Transdev Melbourne, Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association World Disability Darts Association, Yarra Trams, YMCA – Camp Manyung YMCA Victoria, Yooralla

Getting there

Take the 55 tram, direction Domain Interchange, and get off at stop 112. OR
take the 109 tram, direction Port Melbourne, and get off at stop 124A and walk along the river to Queens Bridge Road and the festival.






You are invited to an end of year event with a difference.

We all know how stressful the silly season can be, both at work and at home. 

Take some time out, and 

- Meet old and new colleagues and make some new connections

- Get some tips about worker self-care from expert Debbie Lapthorne from the Victorian Council of Churches.

- Learn how to be mindful

- Get a bit of art therapy from Nicole Donegan

- And enjoy a yummy lunch!