International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally on 3 December.

The day aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

IDPwD is an opportunity for us to make positive changes to the lives of the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

As an individual, school, community group, business or organisation, there are many ways you can get involved and promote inclusion in your community.


Below are just some of ICMI’s great speakers available to help you and your organisation celebrate International Day of People with Disability,
or call 1800 334 625 to discuss your IDPwD event.


Dylan Alcott AO

Only male tennis player in history to achieve the 'Golden Slam'

Kurt Fearnley AO

Three-time gold medal winning Paralympian and one of Australia's most successful and respected athletes

Tilly Lockey

The real-life bionic girl

Wayne Herbert

Outspoken public speaker and comedian, an advocate for the rights of and opportunities for people with disability and the LGBTIQ community

Ben Popham OAM

Paralympian and dual Gold medalist

Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM

Award-winning doctor, co-founder of Doctors with Disabilities Australia, disability advocate, researcher, and lawyer

Sam Cawthorn

CEO and Founder of Speakers Institute and Speakers Tribe, Young Australian Of The Year, Edupreneur of the Year

Katrina Webb OAM

Australian sporting legend, Paralympic athlete, and winner of three Gold Medals

Increase public awareness,

understanding and acceptance

of people with disability.

Rhiannon Tracey

Motivational speaker, inclusivity in the workplace, resilience coach, disability etiquette, inclusion & access advocate

Madison de Rozario OAM

2020 Paralympics Australia Athlete of the Year

Michael Milton OAM

Cancer survivor, 4 time gold medal winning paralympian

Brant Garvey

Australian leg amputee and paratriathlete, represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Karni Liddell

Paralympian, radio and television presenter, trainer, clinician and disability specialist

William Pike

Survived a near death experience and the loss of his leg; his tenacious passion for life has helped him to overcome some serious challenges
New Zealand

Dr James Muecke AM

The tireless social entrepreneur

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Michael Rolls

Amputee and survivor who speaks on why we all need to "Amputate Dead Weight" to become our best

Janine Shepherd AM

Resilience expert, change agent. The Power of the Defiant Spirit

Amy Purdy

Survivor, NY Times best-selling author, 3 Time Paralympic medalist, founder of Adaptive Action Sports

Tony Christiansen

Has achieved more than most of us would even try
New Zealand

Lorin Nicholson

With more than 40 years experience dealing with blindness, Lorin knows what the challenges to success are

Alison Venter

Proving disability is no barrier

Matthew Cowdrey OAM

Australian swimming Paralympian with numerous world records, Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductee

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Australia’s first athlete to medal at both Summer and Winter Paralympics

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