The Andrews Labor Government is searching for outstanding people who empower and support Victorians with a disability.

Nominations are now open for this year’s Victorian Disability Awards and called for people to help recognise those leading the way in creating a fairer, more inclusive community.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane said the Awards were in their seventh year, and recognised the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations that provide support, leadership, advocacy, services and education to improve the lives of people with disabilities living in Victoria.

Members of the public and organisations can make nominations across seven different categories, including some new categories being introduced in 2017.

You can nominate a person, team or organisation for a Victorian Disability Award. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and nominate.

Visit for more information, or to nominate someone.

Nominations close on Thursday, 27 April 2017.

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

“Victoria has some exceptional people and organisations who are delivering innovative ideas and solutions for those in our community who are living with a disability.”

“Help us say thank you to those who are dedicated in their efforts to make a real difference in the lives of people with a disability.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley

“We’re working to build an inclusive Victoria by implementing our state disability plan and supporting the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.”