International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability, sanctioned by the United Nations, is held annually as a worldwide celebration to raise public awareness of people living with disability, and to recognise their contributions and achievements.

On Friday 6 December in Victoria Square, Lifetime Support, Brain Injury and PQSA will present a free public event to raise awareness and celebrate people living with disability and their achievements.

The Adeladys will be there to host the event, which will also include a performance by Lolly Jar Circus and a presentation of the International Day of People with Disability SA Awards.

Retired AFL footballer Brent Reilley, who has played 203 games for the Adelaide Crows, is our special guest speaker. His career came to a tragic halt after a horrendous training accident where he suffered a fractured skull. Having been an elite athlete, Brent will speak about the need for resilience, and an attitude that helps you cope and get through life's adversities, and expectations of the important relationships in your life.

Three individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the disability community will receive an International Day of People with Disability Award on the day. The awards provide the opportunity for people living with disability, their relatives, carers and others, to acknowledge someone that has made a difference in their lives. We received over 25 nominations last year! The nomination forms can be found by clicking here - get nominating today!

The event will also include a great line-up of delicious food trucks, and over 30 stall holders providing information and advice.

The event will run from 11am to 3pm. Please visit, we would love to see you there!