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Inclusive events and programs

Two women are taking part in a bonsai planting activity. Two women are taking part in a bonsai planting activity.

We provide a wide range of activities, events and programs for the community throughout the year, with the aim of ensuring that these are accessible and inclusive for the whole community, including people with disability. Visit the What’s On Calendar to find events.

If you have any specific access queries or requests, please contact us at customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or 9528 0333.

International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) is celebrated world-wide on 3 December each year as an opportunity to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and to celebrate their achievements and contributions. Each year the City plans an event or program to engage the community in celebrating IDPWD. Previous events are highlighted below.

Wide Angle Film Festival

To get the whole community involved in celebrating IDPWD in 2020, the City promoted the Wide Angle Film Festival, an accessible festival of high quality international short films that reflect the diverse experiences of people with disability.

Wide Angle Film Festival (WAFF) is created by The Bardic Studio and in 2020 the City of Rockingham was proud to promote it to the community to raise awareness of IDPWD and promote positive attitudes regarding the full inclusion of people with disability.

​For more information about the Wide Angle Film Festival you can visit The Bardic Studio online.

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  • Cesar's Workshop
  • Prone to the Drone Prone to the Drone
  • VenusVenus
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  • Prone to the Drone
  • Venus

Celebrate Ability 2019

In 2019, Celebrate Ability was held to celebrate the day, with over 500 community members attending. Check out the gallery and video below.

  • Mayor Barry Sammels speaking at Celebrate Ability 2019Mayor Barry Sammels speaking
  • Live music performance by local students at Celebrate Ability 2019Live music performance by local students
  • Dance performance by TRACKSUIT at Celebrate Ability 2019Dance performance by TRACKSUIT
  • Sensory games and activities at Celebrate Ability 2019Sensory games and activities
  • Cuddles with a koala at Celebrate Ability 2019Cuddles with a koala
  • People enjoying the paint a car activityPeople enjoying the paint a car activity
  • Trishaw Rides at Celebrate Ability 2019Trishaw Rides
  • Patting and feeding a horse at Celebrate Ability 2019Patting and feeding a horse
  • MC’s Hannah and Danielle
  • More dancefloor action at Celebrate Ability 2019More dancefloor action
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  • Mayor Barry Sammels speaking at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • Live music performance by local students at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • Dance performance by TRACKSUIT at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • Sensory games and activities at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • Cuddles with a koala at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • People enjoying the paint a car activity
  • Trishaw Rides at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • Patting and feeding a horse at Celebrate Ability 2019
  • More dancefloor action at Celebrate Ability 2019

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Celebrate Ability 2019

Highlights from Celebrate Ability 2019.

Planning accessible and inclusive events

If you are holding a community event, you need to ensure access and inclusion for all. For more information and guidance on how this can be achieved, go to planning accessible and inclusive events.

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