Programs & events

Programs & events

Out of the Woods

The Out of the Woods program is an inclusive music theatre program, which is a partnership between Council’s Arts, Events and Tourism team and Metro Access. The program has been running in Laverton since June 2013. The aim of the program is to allow people with disabilities and mental health issues, and their carers the opportunity to participate in and learn about music from a wide range of styles and eras, with the additional opportunity to perform at local community events. 

Details for the program:

Mondays from 10am to 12pm during school terms

Location: Laverton Community Hub, 95-105 Railway Avenue, Laverton

See the flyer for more details(PDF, 3MB)

Social recreation for young adults with a disability

Below are links to community centres within Hobsons Bay that provide recreational activities that are suitable for young people with a disability, aged 18-30 years old.  If you know of other activities that could be listed on this page, please contact the Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000.

Hobsons Bay Youth Services programs

Hobsons Bay Festivals and Events

Williamstown Community Education Centre programs

Laverton Community Integrated Services programs

Louis Joel Community Centre programs

Note: Please contact the relevant program and venue before attending to ensure places are available and the accessible features of the venue are suitable to individual requirements.

Celebrate an inclusive community with International Day of People with Disability 3 December 2015

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated globally on 3 December but Hobsons Bay City Council has turned this important event into a month long celebration that invites the community to help break down barriers and create an inclusive community.

Help celebrate and continue to strengthen inclusion in Hobsons Bay by getting along to one of the many events

More information here

http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Council/News-Publications/Media-and-news/2015/November/Celebrate-an-inclusive-community-with-International-Day-of-People-with-Disability

For event details click here

International-Day-of-People-with-Disability-Hobsons-Bay-City-Council.pdf(PDF, 228KB)

Outing Disability...Celebrate Diversity

What: Outing Disability photographic installation

When: 20 November 2015 to 15 January 2016

Where: The Substation, Billboards, 1 Market Street, Newport VIC 3015

Outing Disability is a ground breaking art installation exploring disability and sexuality.

The intimate portraits by internationally acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason challenge many people’s assumptions about disability.

These portraits challenge assumptions about people with a disability, especially those indicating that people with a disability cannot openly express their sexuality and pursue healthy sexual lives.

The Substation and Hobsons Bay City Council are proud to present a selection of five of the portraits as part of this installation.

The installation is part of an exhibition developed by Family Planning NSW.

More information about the Outing Disability installation.

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