With a new home for 2016, Crown Riverwalk, we invite you to celebrate with us this December on the banks of the Yarra.
This unique community event promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for all people of all abilities through participation in accessible and inclusive sport and recreation. If you would like to be a part of the 2016 Festival, email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
For photos from the 2015 Festival, visit our Photo Gallery.
The Festival is run by Disability Sport & Recreation, a Victorian charity committed to improving the health outcomes of Victorians with disability through sport and recreation.
The Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is being held on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and we acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
We also pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and Elders from other communities.
The Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is a remarkable event in our city. It is a competitive, joyous and fulfilling day.
The World Bank estimates that about 600 million people, or ten per cent of the world’s population, have a disability. Recreation and sport are activities all Victorians should have equal access and opportunity to enjoy.
The Yarra and surrounds is a gorgeous place for this Festival, the largest of its kind in Melbourne. The forty-five exhibitors, activities, giveaways and competitions will keep the atmosphere charged. Family-friendly, free and fun, everyone can try out different adaptive sports, meet Paralympians, and discover new areas of inclusive sport and leisure activities.
As the world’s most liveable city, Melbourne also aims to be one of the most inclusive. The City of Melbourne is proud of its commitment to accessibility.
We welcome all Victorians to this festival of freedom and fun.
City of Melbourne