Promoting positive community attitudes is critical to creating a more inclusive Victoria and is the first priority of Absolutely everyone: state disability plan 2017-2020.

In March 2018, the Victorian Government partnered with the University of Melbourne to conduct a survey to help provide a baseline measure of community attitudes around disability.

In June 2019 Victoria hosted a national community attitudes workshop to share the results of the survey. The event was attended by 85 participants from Commonwealth, state and territory governments, higher education sector, Victorian local government, peak disability bodies, disability advocates and self-advocates.

As part of the workshop we invited attendees to work together to discuss the themes of the survey and put forward their ideas about how we could work together to shift community attitudes. These ideas will be used to form inform our approach to changing attitudes in Victoria.

The workshop also included a key note presentation from Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlet.

You can read more about the survey and workshop in the links below.

- Click here to read a summary of the workshop

- Click here to read the key note presentation from Ben Gauntlett

More details on the themes arising from the national workshop will be provided through this website. For more information please contact the Office for Disability on 1300 880 043 by email ofd@dhhs.vic.gov.au.