Since 1992, the United Nations IDPD has been annually observed on 3 December around the world.

Monday 3rd December is the 2018 International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

This year’s theme is Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

Gerrard Gosens is the Australian Patron for the 2018. Please read more about Gerrard at

People With Disabilities ACT is working with the Canberra Times and the ACT Office for Disability to produce an I-Day Supplement which will be published in the Canberra Times on Sunday, 2nd December 2018.

This 2018 PWD ACT’s fourth consecutive I-Day Supplement is shaping up as one of the most comprehensive coverage of disability issues and I-Day events.

PWD ACT is finalising its IDPD celebration and we will keep you updated.

The Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards will be presented at a gala event on Thursday 6 December 2018. Tickets to this night of celebration can be purchased here. Find the full list of finalists here.

All other events are listed on the International Day of People with Disabilities website