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International Day of People with Disability

Every year on 3 December, people around the world take part in International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It is a day to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance in our community. By listening to the experiences of people with disability we can challenge our own perceptions about disability and make positive changes in the community. Let’s all take action this December, and all year round, to help make our society more inclusive for the 4.4 million Australians disability.


How to get involved

There are many ways you can get involved including the following.


Community event

We invite everyone to join us in a morning full of fun to connect with the community and make a positive impact on the lives of families with members with disabilities. There will be local service providers and community organisations to provide information on site.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, 2 December 2023
Time: 10am – 1pm
Where: Whittlesea Community Activity Centre, 57-61 Laurel St, Whittlesea
Cost: Free

Suitable for all ages

No registration required. For more information call City of Whittlesea’s Community and Place team on 9217 2170


Tennis Open Day

To celebrate the Epping Tennis Club is hosting an open day for anyone with a disability and/or special needs, or anyone struggling to access mainstream sport.

  • Sensory space
  • Individual participation coaches
  • Modified activities and games
  • Parents, carers, siblings, and support workers are welcome.

Event details:

Date: Sunday, 3 December 2023
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Where: Epping Tennis Club, 51 Park St, Epping
Cost: Free

Suitable for all ages

Register now or for more information email or


Join the conversation

The Whittlesea Disability Network (WDN) is a Council hosted network that supports people with disability to participate in the community. It is open to people with disability, carers and supporters and offers many ways to connect. To find out more visit Supporting people with a disability.

Join the conversation via the online Information Hub. This is a great way to connect with Council and people in the community who are interested in disability. On the Hub you will get up-to-date news and information about disability services, programs and activities. 

You can also provide feedback to Council about access to public spaces, places, and services. 

For more information visit or email


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