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Nominations open for 10th Victorian Disability Awards

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Nominations are now open form the community members that are making an outstanding contribution to the lives of persons with disabilities for the 10th annual Victorian Disability Awards.

Nominations are open to individuals and groups – including people with disabilities, 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

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