People with disability

People with disability

NSW NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme started in Sydney and South Eastern Sydney districts from July 2017. We encourage people with disability, families & carers to find out how services and funding will change.

NSW NDIS website

What we do

We aim to make Sydney an inclusive and accessible city for everyone.

We endeavour to make the physical components of the city accessible and provide social and economic opportunities for people with disability to enable full participation in city life.

Our plan of action

A City for All: Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan 2017–2021 aligns our long-term vision of an inclusive city with the (Cth) Disability Inclusion Act 2014. The plan addresses barriers faced by people with disability in all age groups. It builds on the success of previous plans and harnesses new and emerging opportunities. 

It has been developed through consultation with people with disability, carers, local service providers, peak advocacy organisations and our advisory panel

The plan sets out 4 strategic directions for a more inclusive and accessible city:

  • Positive community attitudes and behaviours towards people with disability and carers. 
  • More liveable communities for people with disability and carers.
  • A higher rate of meaningful employment  of people with disability and carers through inclusive practices. 
  • Equitable access to mainstream services for people with disability through inclusive systems and processes. 

The plan is available to download in a variety of formats. Alternative formats are available on request. 

Contacts

Community enquiries
02 9265 9333

If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 02 9265 9333
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9265 9333
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for 02 9265 9333
  • video relay users choose the available NRS video relay on Skype and ask for 02 9265 9333
  • SMS relay users phone 0423 677 767 and ask for 02 9265 9333

Please note: The City of Sydney holds the original hard copy of the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan. Electronic copies of this document may be corrupted or varied, without the City's knowledge or permission during and after transmission. At all times the original hard copy will remain the final reference point for the text of the Inclusion (Disability) Action Plan.

  • What’s on: Disability-inclusive events
  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 1 June 2018
  • Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class combines yoga whilst sitting on a chair with guided meditation.

    The teacher is highly experienced and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

    The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

    Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Badu Gili, Water Light
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Badu Gili means ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people. The new daily experience explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round at sunset and 7pm.

    A celebration of the rich histories and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations cultures, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule (‘where the knowledge waters meet’). It has been a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of years.

    Curated by the Opera House’s Head of First Nations Programming, Rhoda Roberts AO with the support of Artists in Motion, the projections weave together the work of five eminent First Nations artists from across Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. The artists are Jenuarrie (Judith Warrie), Frances Belle Parker, Alick Tipoti and the late Lin Onus and Minnie Pwerle. Accompanying the projection is a soundscape composed by Damian Robinson, featuring vocals from Richard Green, Djakapurra Munyarryun, Cecil Mcleod, Taryn Beatty, Honey Beatty and Travis De Vries.

    Badu Gili is a free experience best viewed from the Podium at the top of the Monumental Steps at Sydney Opera House.

    Sydney Opera House
    Every day, 5.45pm to 6pm

    Monday 28 August 2017 to Saturday 30 June 2018


    Free
  • Chair yoga and meditation
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Chair yoga is a gentle way to improve strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

    The class consits of breathing techniques, guided meditation and seated yoga poses.

    The teacher is highly experienced and qualified and has trained in New York with leading practitioners.

    All poses are carried out while seated in the chair. The class is suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability, including those with limited mobility and balance.

    The City of Sydney welcomes you to experience the programs and activities available for International Day of People with Disability.

    We’re committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Mondays, 11.15am to 12pm

    Monday 8 January to Monday 17 December 2018


    Free
  • Bingo in Redfern
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Do you like playing bingo games?

    Do you enjoy making new friends?

    If your answers are yes, please come join us at Ron Williams Centre on Monday afternoon for some bingo fun with the local members!

    There are friends to make, great prizes to win and tea and biscuits to enjoy. What are you still waiting for?

    Free community transport can be provided upon request for people in need.

    This activity is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Mondays, 12.45pm to 3pm

    Monday 5 February to Monday 10 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Ticket: $2
  • Take Charge
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Take Charge aims to make it easier for people experiencing mental health conditions to feel better through physical activity. It also aims to help people connect with others and the wider community.

    The program provides free access to a comfortable gym, and 1 on 1 support from an exercise coach. A structured, goal-oriented program is developed that focuses on the development of an individual’s overall wellbeing through participation in physical activity.

    The program offers a free 60-day membership to our aquatic centres for those that have been diagnosed with some form of mental health condition. Participants gain access to the facilities, programs, services and staff at their chosen venue.

    Participants must be referred by their GP or allied health professional.

    Also available at Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and Victoria Park Pool.

    Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
    Every day, 6am to 10pm

    Friday 5 January 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019


    Free
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier! Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly. All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 12pm to 2pm

    Monday 5 February to Monday 10 December 2018


    Per team: $525
  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Come on down to Ultimo Community Centre to play casual table tennis any day of the week.

    Ultimo Community Centre currently has 6 tables available for anyone and any age group.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Weekdays, 10am to 8pm
    Weekends, 10am to 4pm

    Monday 9 January 2017 to Sunday 30 December 2018


    Free
  • Mixed Monday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 6pm to 8pm

    Monday 29 January to Monday 17 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime netball at Ultimo
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please follow website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays, 12pm to 2pm

    Monday 5 February to Monday 17 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Youth tennis coaching and barbecue
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Every Monday afternoon during school term, City of Sydney youth workers run a barbecue at Alexandria Park tennis court.

    Coaches from the City Community Tennis Centre will also be available to teach you how to play.

    If you already know how to play, come along and have a game with your friends or other young people.


    Mondays, 3pm to 5.30pm

    Monday 12 February to Monday 2 July 2018


    Free
  • Computer, tablet and mobile phone tech support
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Are you going mad with your digital device? Come and get help from someone who knows.

    David is a highly experienced IT expert who will sit down with you and nut out your IT problems.

    Stop fuming and come and get help.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Mondays and Fridays, 10am to 12pm

    Monday 29 January to Friday 21 December 2018


    Free
  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Monday 25 June 2018
  • Book now

    Every afternoon from Monday to Friday, you can head on down to Ultimo Community Centre to play casual basketball.

    Contact the organiser if you would like to know more about this event.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Mondays to Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm
    Fridays, 3pm to 8pm

    Monday 8 January to Thursday 27 December 2018

    Closed public holidays


    Per person: $4.00
  • Mixed Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 23 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Men's Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 30 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Mixed Tuesday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 30 January to Tuesday 18 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly. We welcome newcomers.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm
    Thursdays, 10.30am to 11.30am

    Tuesday 30 January to Thursday 20 December 2018


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Lunchtime futsal competitions at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Make new friends through sport!

    Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform and shinpads.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Tuesday 23 January to Thursday 20 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Ceramics class at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Book now

    Come down and learn how to work with clay.

    Our ceramic classes run in 10 week blocks and have an informal structure with guidance and support offered on request of participants.

    We encourage everyone to combine slab and hand building with wheel work. In this class, you will learn and go through the whole process from building to the final firing.

    We also encourage participants to come along to each class with loads of ideas such as drawings, pictures and references to other artists work to get started.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday 16 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018


    Standard: $224.00
    Concession: $170.00
  • Men's Wednesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for competition and registration start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Wednesday 17 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Sit to Fit: Gentle Exercise Class
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Gentle exercise is a great way to improve physical flexibility and strength in a small group environment.

    The program is especially designed to suit older people and people with mobility and balance issues. It is run by a qualified teacher who is sensitive to your needs and level of physical ability.

    The class is relaxed and friendly and we welcome newcomers. Please contact Neighbour Connections at 8241 8050 for assessment if you would like to participate.

    Afternoon tea is provided and community transport is available for people in need upon request.

    This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    We’re committed to making Sydney truly inclusive and welcoming.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 12.45pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Except Wednesday 18 April, Anzac Day, Wednesday 11 July, Wednesday 18 July, Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 10 October


    Ticket: $2
  • Zumba Gold for older adults
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Zumba Gold is a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ Perez during the 1990s.

    The class uses Latin music and simple movement to improve flexibility, strength and balance.

    It is suited for all ages and is a fun way to socialise and stay young.

    Cliff Noble Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Fusion culture group
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Every Wednesday at Ultimo Community Centre, the Fusion culture group runs a friendship group in English/Mandarin.

    The group connects people and brings culture together through fun interactive learning, cultural, social and volunteering activities.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm

    Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 19 December 2018


    Free
  • Men's Wednesday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Wednesday 27 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals. Officiated games of 13 minute halves are played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Wednesdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Wednesday 7 February to Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • English class for Chinese speakers
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • This class is for students who would like to improve their English speaking skills.

    It is especially tailored to beginners from Chinese speaking background with no or very little foundation.

    Students are provided with many opportunities to practice their speaking with fellow students. The class is informal, fun and engaging with real-world materials.

    The classes are run by volunteers and subject to last minute changes. Please contact the Centre at 9288 5601 for updated information.

    This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Thursdays, 10am to 12pm

    Thursday 4 January to Thursday 20 December 2018


    Free
  • Men's Thursday evening basketball at Ultimo
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Thursday 8 February to Thursday 20 December 2018

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Men's Thursday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 12pm to 2pm

    Thursday 18 January to Thursday 20 December 2018

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Youth cooking and gardening program
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Come along prepare and share a meal with new friends.

    Learn how to cook and grow herbs, fruit and vegetables.


    Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm

    Thursday 10 May to Thursday 5 July 2018


    Free
  • Men's Thursday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Book now

    Our competitions are an ideal place to stay connected to the people around you. Hit the court with us and keeping fit will never have been easier!

    Enter a social team competition.

    Competition duration is 12 weeks including finals, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves played weekly.

    All teams must provide their own uniform.

    Please visit the website for registration and competition start dates.

    Ultimo Community Centre
    Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm

    Thursday 1 February to Thursday 20 December 2018

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525.00
  • Podiatry clinic
    Friday 29 June 2018
  • At Ron Williams Centre’s podiatry clinic, we provide the following services:

    • General foot care, including corns, callous, ingrowing nails and thickening nails.
    • Diabetic foot health checks.
    • Advice regarding infections or wound healing.
    • Footwear assessment and advice, such as minor in-shoe modifications.

    Please be advised that we do NOT provide the following services:

    • Nail surgery.
    • Long term wound management.
    • Biomechanical assessment.
    • Treatment of biomechanical related injuries and problems.
    • Orthotics.

    Requirements:

    • Over 55 years old.
    • Live within our local area.

    Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) referrals are welcome, and can receive up to 5 free sessions every year.

    Free community transport can be provided for people in need upon request.

    Bookings are essential.

    This event is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre, please call 02 9288 5601.

    Ron Williams Community Centre
    Fridays, 8.30am to 1.30pm

    Friday 12 January to Friday 14 December 2018

    Except public holidays


    Podiatry: $14
    EPC/CDM client: Free
  • Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library
    Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Join our weekly storytime at Glebe Library in Auslan and English, presented by library staff and the Deaf Society. Storytime is a fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers that fosters an early love of reading and social interaction in readiness for school.

    This session is suitable for deaf and hearing children, ages 3 to 5 years.

    Parents or guardians are required to stay during the session.

    Bookings are not required but session numbers are limited so please ensure you arrive early to secure your place.

    There are no sessions during NSW school or public holidays.

    Glebe Library
    Saturdays, 2pm to 2.45pm

    Saturday 5 May to Saturday 7 July 2018


    Free
  • Wheelchair tennis coaching and socials
    Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Book now

    Wheelchair tennis is a fun inclusive sport suitable for all ages and levels of ability! You don’t have to be in a wheelchair to play – it’s perfect for anyone with a mobility issue. Scoring follows traditional tennis rules with the only difference being the ball can bounce twice.

    No former tennis experience needed.

    Former world number 2 wheelchair tennis champion, Mick Connell, delivers private tennis coaching on Friday afternoons at the Prince Alfred Park tennis courts. Group wheelchair tennis coaching and social runs every Saturday 12pm to 2 pm at the Alexandria Park Tennis Courts.

    Don’t have a sports wheelchair? Use one of ours for free!

    Call for more information or if you wish to book a private lesson.

    If you are driving and need help finding a park and/or wheeling your sports chair to the courts, please contact us.

    Bookings essential to ensure a place on the court.

    Alexandria Park
    Saturdays, 11am to 4pm

    Saturday 7 April to Saturday 22 December 2018


    1 hour private lesson: $82.00
    Saturday group class: 18 / $14 members
  • Join the Justice League
    Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Book now

    Justice will be served these July school holidays at Madame Tussauds Sydney. The world-famous attraction welcomes an all-star cast of DC Super Heroes in an epic, new experience. Guests will come face-to-face with their favourite Justice League heroes in an action-packed adventure unlike any other.

    Guests will star alongside Justice League’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. They’ll fight to save the world from Lex Luthor’s evil corporation, LexCorp.

    Elsewhere in the city, Lex’s experiment wreaks havoc, sending a helicopter and its occupants hurtling toward the ground. Guests have to summon all their strength and join the superheroes as they fight to save the world:

    • Help Superman lift a real helicopter back into the sky as onlookers cheer from the streets below.
    • Summon Batman with the Bat-Signal. Billowing smoke and wind reveal Batman as he’s called into battle onto the rooftop, ready to save the world.
    • Harness your inner superhero alongside Wonder Woman. One successful gauntlet blast can destroy the LexCorp technology that has created havoc in the city.
    • Help The Flash by running alongside him! Once guests hit ‘top speed’, effects around The Flash’s environment, including projection lighting on his suit, jump to life and electricity cracks.
    Madame Tussauds Sydney
    Every day, 10am to 6pm

    Saturday 30 June to Sunday 22 July 2018


    Various: Visit website for details
  • July school holiday tennis camp
    Monday 9 July 2018
  • Book now

    Your children will love this all day tennis camp run by qualified Tennis Australia professional coaches! It doesn’t matter if they’ve never played tennis before, the camp includes activities suited to all levels and levels of ability including children with specific needs.

    There will be fun tennis-based games to improve hand/eye coordination, motor skills, general fitness and playing skills. City Community Tennis is an authorised Tennis Australia ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program provider. Your child is ensured to get the best possible tennis instruction for their age and ability.

    In the event of wet weather, the fun moves inside and kids can enjoy table tennis, movies and indoor games.

    Our goal is to ensure children have a great time, make new friends and learn new skills in a safe, relaxed environment.

    Prince Alfred Park
    Monday 9 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Tuesday 10 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Monday 16 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Tuesday 17 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 9am to 3pm
    Non member: $66.00
    Member: $49.50

Last updated: Friday, 9 February 2018