Count Us In 2023

Four people sitting in Council Chambers, two with guide dogs

Celebrating disability inclusion across our community

Count Us In is back for 2023

4– 24 September

This annual festival that celebrates community inclusion and accessibility across Newcastle is now in its fourth year. Our festival has grown and changed. In partnership with Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH), City of Newcastle proudly presents a program that demonstrates, showcases and inspires!

Check out the program

Count Us In Program (pdf)

Count Us In Program (text only)

Excited? So are we!

City of Newcastle brings you the Count Us In Business and Industry Lunch featuring 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO. This ticketed event will provide an opportunity for Newcastle businesses to join us and live the mantra "inclusion is everyone's business" Book now.

Want to participate in a free Inclusive Employment Forum?

We're calling on Disability Employment Agencies, disability related services, people with disabilities and the business community to come together. Learn and share what works in relation to creating more inclusive employment for people with disabilities. Held between 9:30am and 12 noon, on 15 September prior to the Business Lunch. Register your interest by emailing or call or text 0419 616 818

This September, let's highlight and celebrate all things disability inclusion across Newcastle. Find out about opportunities for businesses to participate in the program.

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Dylan's Message to Newcastle

Count Us In 2023 Promotional Video