International Day of People with Disability

Next date: Saturday, 02 December 2023 | 03:00 AM to Sunday, 03 December 2023 | 05:00 PM

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Be part of creating an inclusive and diverse community.

Join us in celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2023 in Hobart.

Morning Tea at Mathers House (Free)

When: 10 am Wednesday 29 November
Where: Mathers House, 108 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Come along and help us celebrate, have some cake, enjoy a cuppa and listen to live music at Mathers House.

Performance by Monique Brumby from 11 am.

Looking for a Christmas gift? Made by Mosaic will have a Pop-up market selling lots of great gift packs, body products and homewares. View their range of products on the Made by Mosaic website.

RSVP essential, please email or 0472 870 876.

Accessibility information

Getting to the Venue

Mathers House is at 108 Bathurst Street Hobart. It is only two blocks from the Hobart bus mall and close to Hobart LINC, Bathurst Street Post Office and the city centre.

Mathers House is the first building as you enter Mather's Lane from Bathurst Street.

For more information, see the Mathers House Main Hall page.


Mathers House is located at 108 Bathurst Street, close to the Hobart Central Car Park, which has free parking for the first 60 minutes.

Guide Dogs and service animals

Guide Dogs and service animals are welcome at Mathers House.

Wheelchair accessibility

There is level access at the front of Mathers House on the upper level.

Accessible bathrooms are available on the upper and lower levels of Mathers House.

YARC 8 ball Competition (Free)

When: 4 pm - 5 pm Friday 1 December
Where: Youth Arc, 1 Market Place, Hobart

Calling all pool players! Come along to Youth ARC and be part of a fun 8 ball competition.

Youth ARC website

Screening at The Loop (Free)

When: 1 pm daily Friday 1 - Thursday 21 December
Where: The Loop, 157 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Watch films at The Loop.

Call into the Loop, a digital art platform, at 157 Elizabeth Street to view films and interviews from Ability to Create artists and Second Echo Ensemble.

The Loop website

Second Echo Ensemble (SEE) performances in the City (Free)

When: Thursday 23 November - Sunday 3 December
Where: Various locations around Hobart

Relaxed sharing of The STARE exhibition

When: 4.30 - 6.30 pm | Thursday 23 November
Where: TMAG Bondstore

For the Relaxed Sharing we will have support available for those who require it in the form of torches, introductory information explaining the journey through the exhibition, a lower overall volume, and staff to assist navigating the exhibition

The exhibition will then be open 10 am - 4 pm from Friday 24 November to Sunday 10 December (excluding Mondays).

Artists in Residence at The STARE exhibition

When: 10.30 am - 2.30 pm | Tuesday 28 November and Tuesday 5 December
Where: TMAG Bondstore

Come and meet the artists and participate in creative activities.

End of Year Community Workshop Celebration and 2024 Program Launch

When: 5 - 6.30 pm | Tuesday 28 November
Where: SEE Studio 228 Liverpool Street

On Display Global Performance

When: 12 - 2 pm | Sunday 3 December
Where: TMAG Bondstore

On Display Global - online ZOOM performance

When: 24 hours | 4 pm Sunday 3 December - 4 pm Monday 4 December
Where: Online via ZOOM

Watch online

For more information visit the Second Echo Ensemble website:

Second Echo Ensemble website

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IDPwD 2023 theme

The theme for IDPwD 2023 is 'United in action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities.'

The 2023 theme for IDPwD asks everyone to work together to make the world better and fairer for people with disability.

The theme talks about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are 17 things countries want to work on by the year 2030 to make the world better and fairer for everyone. It is important that people with disability are part of this work and have a big say in what happens. For more information visit the United Nations website.

Learn more about the International Day of People with Disability on the IDPwD website.


  • Thursday, 23 November 2023 | 10:30 AM - Sunday, 03 December 2023 | 05:00 PM


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