Congratulations to PDA’s Treasurer/VIC Director, Tim Harte on winning the Volunteering Award for the Geelong Awards for Disability 2023.

With the International Day of People with Disability for 2023 having fallen over the weekend and providing an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements and efforts of the disability community locally, nationally and throughout the world, it is with great pleasure that we raise a glass to the incredible efforts of PDA’s Tim Harte.

Deservedly recognised at the Geelong Awards for Disability, Tim’s swag of contributions and involvement are significant and we are incredibly proud of his commitment and energy as a voice and an active participant in shaping the disability landscape.

  • * PDA Treasurer/VIC Director
  • * Pacific Region Representative for the UN Affiliated Global Network of Young Persons with Disabilities
  • * Policy & Research Advisor and Executive Committee Member for the Commonwealth Children and Youth Disability Network (CCYDN)
  • * Board Member of the Geelong Landcare Network
  • * member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inclusion and Diversity Committee (RIDC)
  • * Chair of the Surf Coast Shire Council disability advisory committee
  • * member of All Abilities Advisory Committee
  • * graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • tertiary qualifications in performing arts and science and a background in disability, social & environmental justice activism
  • * currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in chemistry at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials.

To everyone else who is helping to make a difference, whether recognised with an award or not, congratulations on your efforts. We celebrate you and thank you for all that you do.

If you would like us to feature someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated for their work in the disability space, please email us at and we’ll be more than happy to share their stories.

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