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Your sports guide to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2019 – Disability Sports Australia


International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is celebrated every year on December 3, 2019 with the aim of raising public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Disability Sports Australia fully supports IDPwD and has compiled a selection of sports programs and events that take place to celebrate IDPwD in every state and territory across Australia. Check them out below and sign up today!

To learn more about a number of other events taking place, visit the official IDPwD website here.

New South Wales

  • Zone Bowling – Rooty Hill – We offer 1 game of bowling on December 3 from 10.00 to 15.00 for clients with disabilities and guardians – book now!

  • 3 days Paralympic sports – From December 2 to 4, True Sports Events in partnership with the Sydney Olympic Park is holding a 3-day free program to try out a number of different Paralympic sports from 12:00 to 14:30. Sign up today.

  • Surf, sand and snags – Come to Jetty Foreshore Park in Coffs Harbor from 10am to 2pm for music, dancing, fun games and all the surfing opportunities. Food and drinks are provided if you respond today!


  • Basketball tournament for all abilities – Come to Canberra College from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a basketball tournament of all abilities, followed by an award ceremony and drinks!

  • IDPwD disco – College of the Marist Brothers from 18:00 to 20:00.


South Australia

  • National Parks & Wildlife Service SA – On December 3, he organized a number of public events to make people with disabilities and their families feel the benefits and joy of being in nature. Sign up today.

  • Look at Leap – Leap Inclusion services provide light lunches and fun activities from 12:00 to 14:00 at the Holdfast Bay Community Center in Howe, SA.


  • Festival of Sports and Recreation for the Disabled 2019 – Explore and experience accessible and inclusive sports and recreation through practical classes and information exchange at the festival of sports and recreation for the disabled on December 3 from 10.00 to 15.00!

  • Australian feature film Cairo – Celebrated at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the award-winning Australian independent feature film KAIROS will be released nationally on December 5. Look for it in the movie theater next to you!

Western Australia

  • Sports event law enforcement – Come and try games like bocce, short tennis and team games from 10:00 to 13:00 on the ECU campus, Joondalup.

  • Violated – DSA Youth Ambassador Emily Preyer will be featured in the “Rockies and Me” program on ABCMe, Tuesday, December 3, at 6pm ON THE NATIONAL PASSION to raise public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Northern Territory

  • Darwin Sports Carnival for the Disabled – Schools are invited to come and try different sports for the disabled and enjoy a free sausage at the Sports Carnival for the Disabled at Darwin Basketball Stadium on Thursday, December 5, 2019!

  • Carnival of fun – Come to Marara from 11:00 to 14:00 for games and fun activities suitable for all abilities, entertainment, food and drink, photo area, guest speaker and Lord Merara award for people with disabilities.


  • Music extravaganza – From 12:00 to 14:00 in the Elizabeth Street shopping center, a musical extravaganza offers all artists the opportunity to perform in front of a public audience!

  • Bowling Zone – Moon – December 3 from 10.00 to 15.00 we offer 1 game of bowling for free – book now!


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