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
  • Dance Legends
    Saturday 23 September 2017
  • Event details

    A fun and supportive environment for dance, movement and creative expression.

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

    Abraham Mott Hall
    Saturdays, 9.30am to 11.30am

    Saturday 18 February to Saturday 16 December 2017

  • Wheelchair tennis coaching
    Saturday 23 September 2017
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    Wheelchair tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the world suitable for all ages and levels of ability! It is perfect for anyone with a mobility issue. Scoring follows traditional tennis rules with the only difference being the ball can bounce twice.

    Join the new NSW Wheelchair Tennis Development 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 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.

    Alexandria Park
    Fridays, 11am to 5pm
    Saturdays, 2pm to 5pm

    Saturday 27 May to Friday 1 December 2017

  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Saturday 23 September 2017
  • 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 4 January 2016 to Friday 15 December 2017

  • Achilles Running Club Sydney
    Sunday 24 September 2017
  • Event details

    At our weekly training sessions, people with a disability enjoy the benefits of exercise – through walking or running – with the assistance of volunteer guides.

    Achilles is a social running club and gives members the opportunity to exercise to the level of their choosing, whether it be a gentle walk of a few hundred metres or a brisk 10 km run. We train for around an hour and then catch up with each other over a cup of tea or coffee outside the Art Gallery.

    Occasionally, training is relocated to Centennial Park when there is an event taking place in the Domain. This will be advised on our website.

    Art Gallery of NSW
    Sundays, 8am to 10am

    Sunday 24 July 2016 to Sunday 31 December 2017

  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Monday 25 September 2017
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    Every afternoon from Monday to Friday you can head on down to Ultimo Community Centre to play pick-up 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 9 January to Friday 15 December 2017

    Except public holidays

  • Mixed Monday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Monday 25 September 2017
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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, 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
    Mondays, 6pm to 9pm

    Monday 16 January to Monday 18 December 2017

  • Mixed Monday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Monday 25 September 2017
  • 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
    Mondays, 12pm to 2pm

    Monday 6 February to Monday 18 December 2017

  • Mixed Monday lunchtime netball at Ultimo
    Monday 25 September 2017
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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, and is officiated games of 13 minute halves 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 16 January to Monday 11 December 2017

  • Ballroom dancing at Redfern
    Monday 25 September 2017
  • Event details

    A free ballroom dancing class at Redfern Community Centre every Monday.

    Beginners: 9.30am – 11.30am
    Intermediate: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

    The beginners ballroom dancing class for older people can be enjoyed on a social level.

    The intermediate ballroom dancing class is for people who have advanced from the beginners level and want to take it to the next step.

    Partnered and single people are welcome.

    This class is inclusive of people with disabilities. If you have any questions about taking part and accessing our centre please call 02 9288 5713.

    Redfern Community Centre
    Mondays, 9.30am to 2.30pm

    Monday 31 August 2015 to Monday 18 December 2017

  • Gentle Exercise
    Monday 25 September 2017
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    Gentle Exercise is a gentle physical activity program open to everyone, designed to be safe for active older adults and people with stable long term heart and health conditions.

    You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere.

    Heartmoves is a safe gentle exercise program providing a fun, social and safe way to be active.

    Intensity: Low to moderate.

    King George V (KGV) Recreation Centre
    Mondays, 9.30am to 10.30am

    Monday 6 February to Monday 11 December 2017

  • Men's Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Event details

    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
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 9pm

    Tuesday 19 January 2016 to Tuesday 19 December 2017

  • Feldenkrais gentle exercise class
    Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • Event details

    Each week we do a different lesson in movement, thinking or simply breathing, done in a chair, 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.

    Please perform these exercises 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 medical model focuses on the localized injury as pathology at a particular site in the body. This leads to a diagnosis of tissue damage. Localized treatment is then applied to the pathology. On the other hand, 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 localized injury. Instead, she helps through teaching the student to become aware of how he uses his 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

    Tuesday 24 January to Tuesday 12 December 2017

  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Tuesday 26 September 2017
  • 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 and Fridays, 11am to 12pm
    Thursdays, 10am to 11am

    Tuesday 28 June 2016 to Friday 22 December 2017

  • Zumba Gold for older adults
    Wednesday 27 September 2017
  • 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 movement, 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 29 June 2016 to Wednesday 20 December 2017

  • Swim Champs at Cook and Phillip Park
    Thursday 28 September 2017
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    We provide aquatic programs to suit a diverse range of people with disabilities and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The lessons are based on the Swim and Survive program and promote water safety,

    Classes are designed to work with each participant’s ability not their disability.

    The access and inclusion program provides vital water safety and swimming lessons for children and adults with disability.

    Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre
    Thursdays, 3pm to 6pm

    Thursday 28 July 2016 to Thursday 1 February 2018

    Friday 29 July 2016 from 3pm to 6pm

  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 29 September 2017
  • 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 qualified 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.


    Fridays, 1pm to 2pm

    Friday 1 July 2016 to Friday 22 December 2017

Last updated: Wednesday, 31 August 2016