Nominate for the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards
Victorians are invited to nominate outstanding individuals and groups who have increased the rights and participation of people with disability for the 10th annual Victorian Disability Awards.
In light of the 2020 edition of the awards not taking place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Victorians are encouraged to help recognise achievements over the past 18 months in this year’s awards. Nominations are open to individuals and groups – including people with disability, family members, volunteers and people working in the sector - in seven categories:
- emerging leader award
- excellence in creating inclusive communities
- excellence in employment outcomes
- excellence in promoting heath, housing and wellbeing
- excellence in promoting rights, fairness and safety
- volunteer award
- lifetime achievement honour roll.
The 2019 winners include the AFL Victoria and Disability Sport and Recreation partnership who delivered the first-ever wheelchair football league, Olivia Beasley who has advocated for the rights of Deaf people like herself, and the Find Your Voice All Abilities Choir, a 170-people strong choir formed in 2017 and made up of people with various disabilities.
To nominate or find out more go to www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/disabilityawards
Nominations close on Sunday, 11 April 2021.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 July.