Public Hearing on the theme of homes and living


Date and time: Mon 2nd Dec, 2019,

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The public hearing will be focused on homes and living for people with disability in Victoria and the Royal Commission is particularly interested in the experiences of people with a disability who have lived or who are currently living in group homes. The hearing will explore: the right of people with disability to choose their … Continued

Opening Doors Rental for All – website launch


Date and time: Tue 3rd Dec, 2019, 11am - 2pm

Venue: Level 6,  246 Bourke Street Melbourne (near the corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets) 

The homes we live in come in all shapes and sizes, places and prices. Everyone in the world needs to feel safe and happy in the places where we choose to live our lives. Some of us only need a small space, others have pets and family to share their life with in the busy … Continued

2019 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival


Date and time: Tue 3rd Dec, 2019, 10am - 3pm

Venue: Crown Riverwalk - on the Yarra Promenade between Queensbridge Street and Rockpool Bar & Grill

Cost: Free

The Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival is a unique community event that promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for people of all abilities. The festival offers Victorians with, and without, disability the opportunity to explore and experience accessible and inclusive sport and recreation through hands-on activities and information sharing. Featuring around 40 exhibitors and … Continued

Choice & Control


Date and time: Mon 9th Dec, 2019, 3:30 - 5:30pm

Venue: RMIT University Building 13, Level 3, Room 9 405 Russell St Melbourne

Talking about choice and control: opportunities and challenges for disability activism and advocacy in the contemporary moment Disability activism and advocacy is critical to ensure the rights and lived citizenship of people living with disability as well as those supporting them. This is particularly important in in the contemporary move toward personalisation and individualised funding. … Continued

From Substituted to Supported Decision-making: Human Rights, the Law and Everyday Practice


Date and time: Tue 10th Dec, 2019, 4:00pm

Venue: Ian Potter Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre University of Melbourne Parkville

Cost: Free

Who makes the decisions in your life? We all make decisions every day – from the seemingly small, to lifechanging – and we often take these for granted. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) enshrines the right of people with disabilities to make decisions for themselves. Recent law reform … Continued