Links and contacts

Links and contacts

Who to contact

This page lists contact details and website addresses of other relevant organisations working to make Sydney, New South Wales (NSW) and the nation accessible to people of all abilities.

Scroll down to see contacts for visitors to Sydney.

The Association of Access Consultants
The peak national organisation for consultants working to improve built environment access for people with disabilities.
Tel: 03 5221 2820
Fax: 03 5221 2820
Email: secretary@access.asn.au
www.access.asn.au

Deaf Society of NSW
Provides services to people with a hearing impairment.
Tel: 02 8833 3600 / TTY: 02 8833 3691
Fax: 02 8833 3699
www.deafsocietynsw.org.au

Disability Services Australia
Provides employment and community support services for people with disabilities.
Tel: 02 9791 6599
Fax: 02 9796 3101
www.dsa.org.au

Eastern Respite and Recreation
Not-for-profit organisation providing support to people with disabilities and their families.
Tel: 02 8347 7000
Fax: 02 9349 4800
Email: err@easternrespite.com.au
www.easternrespite.com.au

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Provides training for people who are vision impaired to gain mobility and independence by using canes and guide dogs to get around safely.
Tel: 02 9412 9300
Fax: 02 9412 9388
Email: chatswood@guidedogs.com.au
www.guidedogs.com.au

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Oversees the federal Disability Discrimination Act and provides information on disability rights.
Tel: 02 9284 9600 / TTY: 1800 620 241 (toll free)
Email: disability@humanrights.gov.au
www.humanrights.gov.au

IDEAS Inc.
Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services (IDEAS) helps people with disabilities live an independent lifestyle.
Tel: 1800 029 904 (toll free) / TTY: 02 6947 3377
www.ideas.org.au

National Disability Services
The national peak organisation providing non-government services for people with disabilities.
Tel: 02 9256 3111
Fax: 02 9256 3123
Email: ndsnsw@nds.org.au
www.nds.org.au

National Relay Service
Provides 24-hour phone services for people with a hearing impairment.
Tel/Voice/TTY: 133 677
SSR (Speak and listen): 1300 555 727
www.relayservice.com.au

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability
Provides policy advice, systemic advocacy, community education and information programs on the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities.
Tel: 02 9211 161
Fax: 02 9211 2606
Email: mail@nswcid.org.au
www.nswcid.org.au

People with Disability Australia Inc.
National peak not-for-profit organisation advocating for disability rights.
Tel: 02 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015 (toll free)
TTY: 02 9318 2138 or 1800 422 016 (toll free)
Fax: 02 9318 1372
Email: pwd@pwd.org.au
www.pwd.org.au

Physical Disability Council of NSW
Peak NSW organisation representing people with life-long physical disability.
Tel: 02 9552 1606
Fax: 02 9552 4644
Email: admin@pdcnsw.org.au
www.pdcnsw.org.au

Spinal Cord Injuries Association
Provides support and advocacy for people with spinal injuries to access accommodation and care, employment opportunities, information services, peer support, and respite and transition programs.
Tel: 02 9661 8855
Fax: 02 9661 9598
Email: information@scia.org.au
www.scia.org.au

Contacts for visitors

If you are visiting Sydney and need more information about accessibility, use the following contacts.

The Explore section of this site has an overview of accessible transport in Sydney.

Accessible Sydney
Developed by the Association for Children with a Disability NSW, the Accessible Sydney app provides information about the availability and location of accessible venues and facilities in the local area.
www.acdnsw.org.au 

Powerhouse Museum
Details about the museum’s accessible services.
Tel: 02 9217 0111
www.powerhousemuseum.com

The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Provides access information to the gardens in the city centre near the Domain.
Tel: 02 9231 8111 or 02 9231 8125 (on weekends)
Fax: 02 9231 8054
Email: feedback@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Sydney Aquarium
Information about accessible service at the aquarium.
Tel: 02 8251 7800
Email: sydneyaquarium@merlinentertainments.com.au
www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House’s website contains lots of information about its accessible services.
Tel: 9250 7111
Email: infodesk@sydneyoperahouse.com
www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sydney Tower
More information about the landmark’s accessible services.
Tel: 02 9333 9222
Email: sydneytowereye@merlinentertainments.com.au
www.sydneytowereye.com.au

Sydney Town Hall
Contains details about the venue’s accessible services.
Tel: 02 9265 9189
Email: enquiry@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au 
 www.sydneytownhall.com.au  

Sydney Visitors Centre – Darling Harbour
Provides visitor information to Darling Harbour, with accessibility details.
Tel: 02 9240 8788 or 1800 067 676 (toll free)
Email: visitorinformation@shfa.nsw.gov.au
www.darlingharbour.com

Sydney Visitors Centre – The Rocks
Provides visitor information for The Rocks, with accessibility details.
Tel: 02 9240 8788 or 1800 067 676 (toll free)
Email: visitorinformation@shfa.nsw.gov.au
www.therocks.com

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 October 2014