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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Celebrating the outstanding in Victoria’s disability sector

Victorians now have the chance to shine a spotlight on individuals, groups and organisations that promote the rights and inclusion of people with disability by nominating them for the 2024 Victorian Disability Awards.

Minister for Disability, Lizzie Blandthorn today announced the opening of nominations for the 2024 Victorian Disability Awards, inviting the community to nominate someone that champions the rights of people with disability, and works to ensure the state is more inclusive and accessible.

“The Victorian Disability Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contributions of people and groups who work to make this state a more inclusive and accessible place for people living with disability,” said the Minister.

“We want to hear from the community about the individuals, groups and organisations that are working to promote the rights and inclusion of people with disability.”

Nominations can be made across four categories including Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership in Co-design, Advocacy for People (including Self-Advocacy), and Disability Pride Champion.

Past winners include actor, content creator, author and disability rights advocate Chloé Hayden, who was one of two people to be awarded the Emerging Leader award at the 2022 awards in recognition of her disability advocacy work.

The I CAN Network Mentoring Team also previously won the award for Excellence in Promoting Disability Pride, for their work in providing online mentoring programs for young people with autism. 

Nominations for the 2024 Victorian Disability Awards close Friday, 19 July, with the Awards Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, 3 December.

To nominate a deserving individual or group, please visit dffh.vic.gov.au/victorian-disability-awards.

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