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Disability Sport & Recreation Festival by Adam McKay

Disability Sport & Recreation Festival

Our annual celebration of physically active lifestyles for people with disability.
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Lord
Mayors
Address

The health benefits of being physically active are widely known, and the City of Melbourne is proud to support the inclusive activities organised by the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival. Everyone in our city should have the chance to explore accessible recreational activities.

 

At Southbank, Victorians with or without disabilities can have a go at a range of sports designed for our diverse community. All the festival highlights are back this year. Don’t miss meeting Paralympians, watching the Law Enforcement Torch Run, and learning more about the many organisations exhibiting at this family-friendly festival. 

Congratulations to the organisers and I wish everyone a terrific day at the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival.

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2019 Disability Sport & Recreation Festival 2019

Inclusive, family-friendly and a lot of fun!

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation 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.

Activities commence at 10am and end at 2pm. We look forward to celebrating International Day of People with Disability with you!

 To download the address  [Accessible Text PDF Version], click here. To download the plain Microsoft Word version, click here.

Event Details 

Event details

What to expect at our festival

In 2022, 62% of attendees surveyed said they had an excellent festival experience, with 87% indicating they are likely to attend the festival again in future.

There will be approximately 30 exhibitors and two activity zones where you can try different inclusive sport and recreational activities and learn about programs you can get involved in within your community. Other perks include meeting Paralympians and ambassadors, tuning into the Vision Australia live broadcast and witnessing the Flame of Hope light the cauldron at the finish point of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.


Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active! 

Photography

There will be photographers at the event. Please let us know if you do not wish to be photographed or have any issues with flash photography.

Accessibility

Please click here for accessibility information at the VDSR Festival. 

Getting to the festival 

Please click here for information on how to get to the VDSR Festival.

Exhibitor List

Please click here for the list of exhibitors from the 2022 VDSR Festival. The list of exhibitors for 2023 is coming soon!

Activity Schedule

Please click here for the activity schedule at the 2022 VDSR Festival. The activity schedule for 2023 will be made available shortly.

Thank you for understanding.

We will provide hand sanitiser. While masks will not be compulsory outdoors this time, we do recommend bringing one with you due to it being a high-density area and some attendees potentially being immunocompromised.

My Sport Live's festival experience

Our partner, My Sport Live, captures the crowd, activities, excitement and colour of the festival in this short highlight video from 2022.

If you experience issues with our video player, you can view the video on YouTube by clicking here.

Major supporters

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Associate supporters

Event supporter

NDIStv's festival experience

NDIStv visited the festival in 2016. 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.

Click here to download NDIStv transcript (Word document).

If you experience issues with our video player, you can view the video on YouTube by clicking here.

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