The inaugural Central Highlands Inclusion Festival took over Ballarat Sports Events Centre on Thursday 14 November with inclusive mainstream and community supports and services on show!

Hosted by NDIS and Latrobe Community Health Service the event featured come and try activities, workshops and information stalls and attracted community members with a disability, families, carers and support services.

It was great to have Australian Glider and Paralympian, Bree Mellberg, at the event for a meet and greet and to promote wheelchair basketball. Also popular on the day was Archery with Wendouree Archery, African drumming and the AFL Wheelchair exhibition match.

Sports Central had a steady stream of interested festival goers coming past our information stall to find out about inclusive sport and recreation opportunities in the community and were pleased with the turn out for our Inclusive Club and Coach workshop run in partnership with Kellie Tait (Founder, AAA Sport Ballarat).

For enquiries about inclusive sport and recreation options or advice on how your group could include people with disability, contact Sports Central 5331 6966.


Businesses across the Central Highlands are doing more to make their venues accessible to people of all abilities.It comes as the first Inclusion Festival was today held in Ballarat. With a champion Paralympian a special guest.

Posted by WIN News Ballarat on Wednesday, 13 November 2019