International Day of People with Disability in the Tweed

IDPwD 2022

Each year International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated in the Tweed. It’s a day for us to celebrate the diverse nature of our community and keep the conversation going on why access and inclusion matters.

In 2022 we are celebrating with a half day fair at Kingscliff Community Hall and the adjacent Rowan Robinson Park on the central foreshore of Kingscliff.

You can find out more about this global celebration by heading to the IDPwD website.

About the event

The IDPwD Tweed Fair will have indoor and outdoor activities that will run from 9 am until 2 pm (NSW time) on Saturday 3 December.

Please note: If wet weather is forecast on the day, the event will take place inside and around a covered area next to Kingscliff Community Hall (not outside in Rowan Robinson Park). 

On the day there will be live music, a DJ set plus performances from a local integrated dance theatre company. There will also be all-abilities dance and movement workshops for audience to join in.

The Fair will have a designated chill space where people can cool down and also view a photographic exhibition with works by people in our community sharing their perspective of living with a disability. 

Event program

Note: NSW times

Under the marquee in Rowan Robinson Park

Welcome to Coodjinburra Country
Ceremony by Ernie Williams
9 am - 9:30 am
Connect and Captivate
2 all-abilities movement classes (20 minutes each)

Register for a class
9:30 am - 9:50 am
10 am - 10:20 am
Live music by Lily Budiasa 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Spin It DJs 12:30 - 2 pm

Inside Kingscliif Community Hall

There is a quiet and cooled space inside the hall from 9 am - 2 pm

Photography exhibition
Social Futures Disability Pride Photovoice Project represents the unique stories and perspectives of people with disability living in the Tweed
9:30 am - 2 pm
SPRUNG!! Dance Theatre
3 all-abilities interactive workshops (30 minutes each)

Register for a workshop
Workshop 1 at 10:30 am to 11 am
Workshop 2 at 11:30 am to 12 pm
Workshop 3 at 1 pm to 1:30 pm
SPRUNG!! Dance Theatre Performance 12:15 pm - 12:25 pm

Fairground activities (outside in park area)

  • Face and hand painting
  • All abilities games and activities
  • Art and crafts
  • Flossy fairy floss stall

IDPwD event calendar

To find out about other events celebrating IDPwD in the Tweed and across Australia, visit the IDPwD events calendar.

Event accessibility

Accessible word documents with event details are available to download below.

Two documents are available for this event. One document provides general information about the event, and the second document provides information about the event’s accessibility features. These documents are formatted for screen reader devices.

IDPwD 2022 - About the event(DOCX, 37KB)
IDPwD 2022 - Event accessibility(DOCX, 39KB)

Class and workshop registration

Past events

In the past, Council has celebrated International Day of People with Disability in a number of ways - one of which has been through the Access and Inclusion Awards which were started in 2013 to celebrate achievement and innovation in building and promoting an accessible and inclusive community in the Tweed.

See previous Access and Inclusion Awards