Down Syndrome Victoria

During the month of October, we celebrate those with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. You can support us by making a donation and by joining us at a Step UP! event and walk with family and friends and as we demonstrate acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.

There will be a BBQ and entertainment on the day and you can bring a picnic and enjoy a wonderful event.

Step UP! events Victoria
Melbourne Step UP!
Sunday 9th October

Princess Park Carlton
Registration from 9:30am
Walk start time 10:30am

Bendigo Step UP!
Sunday 16th October

Lake Weeroona Bendigo
Registration from 9:30am
Walk start time 10:30am 

Wodonga Step UP!
Sunday 16th October

Sumsion Gardens Belvoir Park
Registration from 9:30am
Walk start time 10am

Geelong Step UP!
Saturday 22nd October

Steampacket Gardens, Geelong
(Eastern Beach foreshore)
Registration from 9.30am
Walk start time 10am

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About Down Syndrome Victoria

Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV) is a membership based, NFP organisation that has been committed to improving lives for those with Down syndrome and their families since our inception in 1978.

Our vision is that people with Down syndrome reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities as others in the community. Their families are supported, connected and engaged in the communities in which they live. We provide information, support and services to people with Down syndrome, their families, professionals and the wider community.

We provide a whole of life service with:

Family Support Team - Peer Support groups - Education Support Service - Adult Support

  • Club21- a social activity group for adults
  • NDIS&Me - information and workshops for those with Down syndrome and their families on the NDIS to improve the transition and outcome.
  • Systemic advocacy & representation of the needs of people with Down syndrome to government and the community.

DSVIC is a proud member of Down Syndrome Australia, a federation of eight State and territory organisations that have come together to represent and progress the needs, interests and aspirations of people with Down syndrome and those that support them.