International Day of People with Disability

More than four million people in Australia have a disability - that's one in five - and at some stage one of those people may be you.  


How would you like to be treated?

Tuesday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that's celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

This year's theme focuses on the empowerment of people with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development, as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

To prepare for IDPwD:

  • Hear from Kurt Fearnley in his role as the 2019 patron for International Day of People with Disability. 
  • See Access and Inclusion and Inclusive Language Guide to increase your understanding and awareness.
  • Think about what you can do to be more disability inclusive in your brigade, workplace, family or community.

If you're planning an event to recognise the valuable contribution and achievements that people with disability have made in CFA or in the community, check out the tips on the IDPwD website

To share your event or for more information email the Inclusion and Fairness team:

Author: Libby Symons