People with disability

People with disability


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. 

Taking advice

In 2012 we called for expressions of interest from people who can provide the City with expert advice on improving inclusion for people with disability.

We received 59 applications of an exceptionally high quality and sought independent advice from the chair of the Disability Council of NSW.  

The 10 members were selected for what their combined talents bring to the panel. More than half have direct experience with disability issues, either personally or through a caring and support role. The panel meets at least 5 times a year, which has been appointed for a 2-year term. We seek 5 new members to replace retiring members at the end of each term. 

Find out more about each member of the Inclusion (Disability) Advisory Panel.  


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 2014–2017. 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 2014–2017.

Last updated: Friday, 30 June 2017