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VAR broadcast live from 2019 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival

04 November 2019

The 2019 Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Festival will be held on Tuesday 3 December, 10am - 3pm at Crown Riverwalk.

The festival began in 2010 and promotes and celebrates physically active lifestyles for people of all abilities on International Day of People with Disability each year.

It 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.

In 2018, 40% of festival attendees surveyed said they had found a new sport or recreational activity to take part in.

Featuring over 40 exhibitors and three activity zones, you can try different inclusive sport and recreational activities, learn about programs you can get involved with in your community, meet Paralympians and watch the Vision Australia Radio live broadcast.

Some of your favourite Vision Australia Radio presenters will be broadcasting on the day and we will be live on location and across our network of Victorian radio stations from 10:30am until 1pm interviewing a huge array of inclusive sporting organisations to learn which more about these sporting groups and how our community can actively get involved. Make sure you come by and say hello!

On the day you will also be able to witness the Law Enforcement Torch Run, with over 100 police and Special Olympics athletes running from the Victoria Police Centre with the Flame of Hope to light the cauldron at the festival.

Come and celebrate International Day of People with Disability by getting active! Tuesday 3 December, 10am - 3pm at Crown Riverwalk.

For more information and news on the event visit and keep listening to Vision Australia Radio across Victoria. Our broadcast is made possible thanks to our sponsor City of Melbourne. Check out the disability expo podcast page to hear our Vision Sports team welcome CEO of Disability Sports & Recreation Richard Amon, who discusses the need for the festival and what the community can expect on the day.

Find out who’s exhibiting at the festival and what activities will be available

Find out how to get to the festival

Accessibility at the festival