Inclusive sports & recreation

Inclusive sports & recreation

Disability-inclusive events

Sydney prides itself on accessibility and inclusion – whether you’re looking for adventure or culture, there’s plenty of disability-inclusive activities going on in our city.

What's On

Groups and facilities

Sport and recreational activities play an important part in creating inclusive and accessible communities. 

The City of Sydney recognises participation in sport and recreation provides opportunities for people to connect and share experiences. 

To support inclusive programs, the City has put together information that allows people with disability to choose activities and programs that best suit them. 

Facility access features

You can download accessibility information about our community venues, sports facilities and parks.

Sports and recreational groups

What’s On – our official event guide – includes sports and recreational programs that:

  • are whole of community and inclusive of people with disability
  • are targeted for the needs of people with specific disabilities
  • promote pathways between targeted and mainstream activities.

If you are an organisation or a club that runs inclusive programs, we would love you to register your activity. Simply register your event with What’s On for free and tag it as ‘disability-inclusive’.

Need help? Visit our knowledge base.

  • What’s on
  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Sunday 22 April 2018
  • Event details

    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

  • Mixed Monday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Monday 23 April 2018
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    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

  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Monday 23 April 2018
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    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

  • Feldenkrais gentle exercise class
    Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • Event details

    Each week, we do a different lesson in movement, thinking or simply breathing, in a chair, on the floor or standing. If you have limitations, don’t be afraid. Come, try from the comfort of a chair. Be open to learn at any age. If you can imagine yourself moving, this will begin the process of physically learning how! Come with a positive attitude to enjoy yourself and have fun while learning.

    These exercises are performed in a manner that keeps you free from pain and strain. Move in a way that elicits pleasure and curiosity, which will awaken your brain to learning.

    The Feldenkrais perspective attends to the more systemic patterns of muscular organization and body use which produce the stress leading to and maintaining injury (stress –strain-tear/rupture pain).

    The Feldenkrais practitioner does not attempt to treat the localised injury. Instead, she helps through teaching the student to become aware of how they use their body and to learn easier and more efficient ways of functioning.

    Our self-image is a body image, which not only determines what we think of ourselves but also what we do and how we do it.

    Rex Centre
    Tuesdays, 10am to 11am
    Wednesdays, 12pm to 1pm

    Tuesday 30 January to Tuesday 11 December 2018

  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • Event details

    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

  • Music and movement class for children
    Tuesday 24 April 2018
  • Event details

    A weekly 40 minute class for 2 to 4 year-olds. This class is a beginner music session in a structured environment to develop musical awareness and abilities. Children will be singing songs, playing percussion instruments and moving to the beat. This class is taught by a qualified music teacher.

    Adults must be present at each class.

    Pyrmont Community Centre
    Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9.45am to 10.45am

    Tuesday 19 July 2016 to Saturday 8 December 2018

    During school terms

  • Zumba Gold for older adults
    Wednesday 25 April 2018
  • Event details

    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

  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 27 April 2018
  • Event details

    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.

    Alexandria Town Hall
    Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

    Friday 2 February to Friday 21 December 2018

  • Sheng zhen gong
    Friday 27 April 2018
  • Event details

    Sheng zhen gong is a beneficial energy cultivating system. Easy to learn flowing, graceful movements and still meditation forms help clear the meridians or pathways of qi (vital life force), promoting wellness of body and mind.

    With contemplation messages to help open the heart, sheng zhen gong is a soothing balm to life’s daily grind and struggles or challenges. It is accessible to people of all ages, abilities and conditions of health.

    The movements can be modified to benefit every participant. It is a return to the natural state of balance, harmony, peace and tranquility. Experience the loving, relaxed state of unconditional love and bring it home for take away.

    Entry is free and newcomers are always welcome. Please wear light and comfortable clothing.

    Redfern Community Centre
    Fridays, 10am to 11.30am

    Friday 28 August 2015 to Friday 1 June 2018

  • Wheelchair tennis coaching and socials
    Saturday 28 April 2018
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    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.

    Join the Wheelchair Hub at City Community Tennis – 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 10am to 12 noon at the Alexandria Park Tennis Courts.

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

    Please book online or give us a 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, 10am to 2pm

    Saturday 7 April to Saturday 22 December 2018

Last updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2016