The City of Melbourne is proud to support the Victorian Disability and Sport Recreation Festival; a unique community event that embraces support and inclusion for everyone.
We love our sport in Melbourne and as one of the world’s most liveable cities, we are committed to making sure that everyone shares in an active and accessible lifestyle.
The festival marks the International Day of People with Disability and includes a variety of fun and challenging activities, featuring three activity zones and more than 30 exhibitors, offering a range of exciting, inclusive and modified sports.
Chat to our inspirational Paralympians and don’t miss the wheelchair challenges and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Join us on the stunning Yarra riverbank and enjoy a day of free, family-friendly entertainment and discover the positive health outcomes it promotes for all Victorians.
The 2019 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival will be held on Tuesday 3 December, 10am-3pm at Crown Riverwalk.
The festival began in 2010 and promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for people of all abilities on International Day of People with Disability each year.
It 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 2018, 40% of festival attendees surveyed said they had found a new sport or recreational activity to take part in.
Featuring over 30 exhibitors and three activity zones, you can try different inclusive sport and recreational activities, learn about programs you can get involved with in your community, meet Paralympians and watch the Vision Australia Radio live broadcast.
You can also witness the Law Enforcement Torch Run, with over 100 police and Special Olympics athletes running from the Victoria Police Centre with the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the festival.
Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active!
Not sure what to expect? Our partner, My Sport Live, made this short video about our 2018 festival, which captures the crowd, activities, excitement and colour.
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.