Nominations Now Open For 10th Disability Awards

Victorians are encouraged to nominate community members that are making an outstanding contribution to the lives of people with disability for the 10th annual Victorian Disability Awards.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan encouraged Victorians to nominate people and organisations who are making a real difference in the disability sector – recognising their hard work, innovation and dedication.

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.

Last year’s 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.

Nominations close on Sunday 5 April. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in July.

To find out more or nominate, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/disabilityawards

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan

“The Victorian Disability Awards recognise the achievements of people that lead the way in creating a fairer, more inclusive Victoria.”

“I encourage everyone to get involved and nominate for the awards this year to help us celebrate those who make outstanding contributions to the lives of people with disability in our community.”