On behalf of the City of Melbourne, welcome to the 2018 Disability Sport and Recreation Festival.
However you do it, we want physical activity to be part of everyday life for everyone who lives and plays in the City of Melbourne.
That’s why, as one of the world’s most liveable cities, the City of Melbourne is committed to making sport and recreation opportunities inclusive and accessible.
We are proud to support this unique community event and the positive health outcomes it promotes for Victorians of all abilities. Getting active helps to lose weight, build physical strength, improve mental health and provide opportunities to connect with people. Events such as this encourage us all to experience and learn more about how we can move our own way.
It is also a memorable and enjoyable way of celebrating the International Day of People with Disability.
I wish all involved a successful festival.
The 2018 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival will be held on Monday 3 December, 10am-3pm at Crown Riverwalk.
The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival began in 2010 and celebrates International Day of People with Disability each year.
It is a unique community event that promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for people of all abilities.
The festival offers Victorians with, and without, disability the opportunity to explore and experience accessible and inclusive sport and recreation through hands-on activities and information sharing.
In 2016, 65% of people who had not been involved in any sport or recreational activities before coming to the festival, found a program to join.
Come and try every adaptive sport imaginable, meet Paralympians and discover the joy of movement at this free, accessible, family-friendly event.
You can also witness the Law Enforcement Torch Run, with over 100 police and Special Olympics athletes running from the Victoria Police Centre to the festival.
Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active!
NDIStv visited the festival in 2016. Take a look at what you can expect to see at the festival and learn why being active and finding the right sport for you is important.