Disability-inclusive events

Disability-inclusive events

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

Disabiltiy inclusive events and facilities

Disability-inclusive events and programs provide equitable opportunities for people who live, work and visit the City of Sydney to enjoy and participate in social and cultural events the city has to offer.

There are a range of disability-inclusive events and programs within the City of Sydney. Activities range from arts and culture to education, sport, recreation and social programs and events. Check out all of our disability-inclusive events and programs on our What’s On website.

Events and programs listed feature include features such as mobility access, audio description, Auslan, hearing loops, closed captions, braille and more, providing opportunities for everyone to join in.

If you are an organisation that runs inclusive events or 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’.  

How to make your event disability-inclusive 

The City has developed guidelines that outline key access and inclusion considerations that should be referred to when planning and delivering events within City venues and outdoor spaces.

If you would like to view these guidelines or know more about how to make your event disability-inclusive you can access our disability-inclusive guidelines.

Facility access features

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

Other disability-inclusive activities to do in Sydney

Read about other disability-inclusive activities to explore in Sydney.

  • What’s on: Disability-inclusive events
  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    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 7 January to Sunday 22 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Free
  • Chair yoga in Alexandria
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • 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, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

    Friday 2 February 2018 to Friday 13 December 2019


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Crips & Creeps
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • Book now

    A big welcome to Crips & Creeps, a fully accessible monthly comedy night.

    Crips & Creeps provides a safe and nurturing place for all my fellow underdogs, celebrating those who are deemed ‘different’ due to sexuality, race, religion, gender or disability.

    Each month we will have a fabulous line-up of not only established artists but first-timers too!

    Every show is Auslan interpreted and wheelchair accessible. Bring your mates and come along, if only to learn the Auslan sign for ‘thunder-flaps’.

    107 Projects
    3rd Friday of each month, 6.30pm to 9pm

    Friday 15 February to Friday 20 December 2019


    General entry: $15.00
  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • 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 7 January to Friday 20 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Per person: $4
  • Beep
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • Book now

    Mort’s picture-perfect and peaceful planet is turned upside down with the sudden appearance of the lovable robot Beep, who’s left her alien world in search of a new home.

    Beep combines puppetry, storytelling and music to show that a little bravery and curiosity can bring strangers together.

    Sydney Opera House
    Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 10.30am to 11.15am
    Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm
    Wednesday 17 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Thursday 18 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Thursday 18 July 2019 from 2.30pm to 3.15pm
    Friday 19 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Saturday 20 July 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.15pm
    Standard: 25 +
  • Gentle exercise in Alexandria
    Friday 19 July 2019
  • 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

    Tuesday 30 January 2018 to Friday 13 December 2019


    Ticket: $2
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Monday 22 July 2019
  • 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 21 January to Monday 23 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Per team: $525
  • Chair yoga in Glebe
    Monday 22 July 2019
  • Chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age.

    The entry level requirement for practicing yoga in a chair is simply the ability to breathe and to sit upright while gently moving the torso and limbs.

    St Helen's Community Centre
    Mondays, 9am to 9.45am

    Monday 4 February to Monday 30 December 2019


    Free
  • Mixed Monday lunchtime netball at Ultimo
    Monday 22 July 2019
  • 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 21 January to Monday 23 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Mixed Monday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Monday 22 July 2019
  • 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 21 January to Monday 16 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Youth Games Day
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    Calling all young people aged 8 to 14 years living in Green Square and surrounding areas.

    Are you bored after school, want somewhere safe to hang out?

    Come over to the Tote building and get involved in some fun activities.

    Snacks provided.


    Tuesdays, 3pm to 5pm

    Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 10 September 2019


    Free
  • Mixed Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 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 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Sports skills for life
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    A free and inclusive multi sports skill based exercise program for all abilities and ages.

    Contact the event organiser for more details.

    Peter Forsyth Auditorium
    Tuesdays, 10am to 11am

    Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 24 September 2019


    Free
  • Are you having trouble with the way you eat?
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a 12 step program for anyone who suffers from overeating, undereating, bulimia, or an obsession with food, weight or body size. There are no dues or fees, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to stop eating addictively.

    Who might benefit from FA? People who find help in FA vary greatly. Some of us have been diagnosed as morbidly obese while others are undereaters. Among us are those who were severely bulimic, who have harmed themselves with compulsive exercise, or whose quality of life was impaired by constant obsession with food or weight. We tend to be people who, in the long-term, have failed at every solution we tried, including therapy, support groups, diets, fasting, exercise, and in-patient treatment programs.

    Does FA work? Some of our members have been in continuous recovery (maintaining a stable, healthy weight and enjoying freedom from obsession with food, weight, bingeing, or bulimia) for over 25 years. Members with 5 to 10 years of recovery are increasingly common.


    Tuesdays, 7pm to 8.30pm

    Tuesday 5 February to Tuesday 10 September 2019


    Free
  • Chatter Matters
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    Make new social connections and enjoy a free afternoon tea at OWN Newtown.

    For women aged 50 years and over.

    Just drop in.

    Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
    Tuesday 23 July 2019 from 3pm to 4.15pm

    Runs every week until Tuesday 24 September 2019.


    Free
  • Pottery and ceramics class at Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 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.

    Contact the centre to book.

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

    Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays


    Standard: $224
    Concession: $170
  • Men's Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 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 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Mixed Tuesday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 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 15 January to Tuesday 17 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Lunchtime futsal competitions at Ultimo
    Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • 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 15 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Wednesday lunchtime basketball at Ultimo
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • 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 23 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Healthy cooking and vertical gardening program
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    Come along to learn how to prepare meals like butter chicken, apple crumble, pie, stir fry and fresh pasta.

    We’ll grow our own fruit and vegetables on our vertical garden

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


    Wednesdays, 3pm to 6pm

    Wednesday 17 July to Wednesday 11 September 2019


    Free
  • Zumba Gold for older adults
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • 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 2018 to Wednesday 11 December 2019


    Ticket: $2.00
  • Men's Wednesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Wednesday 24 July 2019
  • 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 23 January to Wednesday 18 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday evening basketball at Ultimo
    Thursday 25 July 2019
  • 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 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 25 July 2019
  • 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 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Men's Thursday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 25 July 2019
  • 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 24 January to Thursday 19 December 2019

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $525
  • Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library
    Saturday 27 July 2019
  • 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 2 February to Saturday 14 December 2019

    Except Saturday 27 April, Saturday 13 July, Saturday 20 July, Saturday 5 October and Saturday 12 October


    Free
  • Get Online at OWN NSW
    Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Book now – free

    Discover how being online can help you to find information and add new experiences to your life.

    Join our FREE drop-in session to help you get online.

    • A total beginner?
    • Want to learn how to get train timetables on your phone?
    • Don’t know how to upload photos on social media?

    We can help you with wherever you are at.

    Learn something new, and be connected in a safe and friendly place!

    Older Women's Network - Newtown Wellness Centre
    Thursday 1 August 2019 from 10.30am to 12.30pm
    Free
  • Whoosh!
    Wednesday 7 August 2019
  • Book now

    Calling all budding astronauts! Become a pilot, engineer or navigator as we whoosh across the galaxy for an interstellar adventure.

    Join our crew to explore outer space, taste space food and experience hyperspace and travel all the way to the mysterious Planet X. We’ll have to work as a team to repair the ship and return to Earth.

    Created by pioneering theatre makers Sensorium Theatre. This highly-tailored production is suitable for children with a broad range of access needs, including those with multiple and complex needs, and those on the autism spectrum.

    Content warning:
    There will be a blast off involving light fog haze (non-allergenic).
    There will be an emergency landing ( slow moving red lights and siren).
    There’s a place called Planet X that has UV light and low fog haze.
    Children can sample space food – a list of ingredients can be provided. Essential oils are diffused in the environment. These can be modified to accommodate allergies.

    Sydney Opera House
    Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 5pm to 6pm
    Friday 9 August 2019 from 5pm to 6pm
    Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10.30am to 11.30am
    Saturday 10 August 2019 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Carer and participant: $45.00
    Carer: $35.00
  • Community.A.Fair Barbecue
    Wednesday 7 August 2019
  • All welcome at Addison Road Community Centre to enjoy the barbecue or a snack, a cup of tea or coffee and a little music, with information and advice offered by local services.

    Sit down with us after you do your low-cost grocery shopping in the Addi Road Food Pantry. Help rescue good food that would otherwise be going into landfill.

    The Addison Road Community Centre
    Wednesday 5 June 2019 from 10am to 12am
    Wednesday 3 July 2019 from 10am to 12am
    Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 10am to 12am
    Free
  • Sydney Seniors & Disability Expo
    Friday 13 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Sydney Seniors and People with Disability are embracing My Future, My Choice as a way to control how they want to live their lives now and plan for the future.

    The Seniors and Disability Expo will link thousands of seniors and people with disability with hundreds of product and service providers as well as leisure, lifestyle and technology options.

    Over 200 exhibitors, key-note speakers, workshops, live performances, cafe and seating.


    Friday 13 September 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Saturday 14 September 2019 from 9am to 3pm
    Free
  • DIY Reflective Bicycle Accessory Craft Workshop
    Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Book now

    A special Sydney Rides workshop brought to you by the bright folks at Bicycle Garden and MonkeeSee.

    Using all kinds of multi-media reflective and high vis materials including donated materials from MonekeeSee’s studio, we will help you to create reflective and fluro accessories for your bike and/or you to wear.

    A great workshop if you plan to attend Light the City or just increase your visibility on the street.

    Expect this one to book up quickly!

    Sydney Park Cycling Centre
    Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
    general: $10.00
  • Out of the Studio
    Friday 27 September 2019
  • Book now

    Two works in development by emerging choreographers.

    MADONNA is an interdisciplinary performance exploring cultural icons, powerhouse women, cultural artefacts and figures of womanhood, sex and power.

    COSMOS is a vivid energetic dreamscape contrasting the material and spiritual realms through movement and projection.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

    Emma Harrison and Callum Mooney are two dance theatre practitioners. Out of the Studio is a DirtyFeet program of choreographic development, performance and mentorship.

    OOTS produces high quality dance presentations, developing emerging artists and providing audience development opportunities.

    East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
    Every day, 8pm to 9.30pm

    Friday 27 September to Saturday 28 September 2019


    General Admission: $20.00
  • Sam I Am
    Friday 29 November 2019
  • Book now

    A one-man show exploring the self-discovery of a Queer, hard of hearing/Deaf man being a part of two worlds.

    Coming out at the time of the Marriage Equality Plebiscite has impacts both negative and positive on him and his journey towards identity.

    ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

    Dan, a neuro-diverse gay man, is a trained Director and Disability Arts Advocate, who has worked both nationally and internationally.

    Sam, a film student at AFTRS, is a Hard of Hearing gay man and a recent Auslan user.

    Both have a passion for disability and queer representation in the arts.

    East Sydney Community and Arts Centre
    Every day, 8pm to 9.30pm

    Friday 29 November to Saturday 30 November 2019


    General Admission: $20.00

Last updated: Wednesday, 6 June 2018