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 event guidelines that outline key access and inclusion considerations for events in City venues and outdoor spaces.

You can also view our summarised version of 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
  • Buried in Treasures support groups
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Book now – free

    Here’s an opportunity to meet with others who understand the challenges!

    Through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) – Specialised Support Services, Catholic Healthcare will soon begin running Buried in Treasures support groups.

    The groups work through a highly effective program based on the book Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding by David Tolin, Gail Steketee and Randy Frost.

    Groups will meet for 15 weeks – each session will run for 2 hours.

    Learning materials including a workbook and copy of Buried in Treasures book provided. Participants will:

    explore the reasons behind why we acquire, save and hoard items.
    learn new ways of thinking about possessions so we can decide what you really need and what you can do without
    learn to identify the “bad guys” that cause and maintain hoarding behavior and meet the “good guys” who can help motivate change

    At the end of the program you will take away strategies and techniques that can support you to declutter and reduce acquiring.

    There are several different dates and locations. Enquire when you call.


    Every day, 9am to 6pm

    Tuesday 28 January to Tuesday 10 March 2020


    Free
  • Free Meditation Surry Hills
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Book now – free

    Feeling overwhelmed by life, or simply want to discover a better way to manage day-to-day worries and stress? Join our free meditation classes.

    That’s right – free. There’s one less thing to worry about already!

    A non-denominational 45 minute breath-based meditation led by a qualified and experienced yoga and meditation instructor.

    Bookings essential to reserve a space and so we can contact you in case of timetable changes.

    Prince Alfred Park - Cleveland Street entrance
    Tuesdays, 6pm to 6.45pm
    Thursdays, 12.15pm to 1pm

    Tuesday 28 January to Tuesday 15 December 2020


    Free
  • Table Tennis at Harry Jensen Community Centre
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Come along to free sessions of table tennis run weekly at Harry Jensen Community Centre .

    Make new friends while learning how to play. Friendly and welcoming to all skill levels.

    Harry Jensen Centre
    Tuesdays, 10am to 1pm
    Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm
    Fridays, 9.30am to 1pm

    Tuesday 21 January to Friday 18 December 2020

    Closed on public holidays


    Free
  • Yoga in Surry Hills
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Book now

    Vinyasa Yoga is a gentle way to focus on wellbeing and healing.

    You’ll learn how to connect your breathing to a range of gentle yoga postures to release built up stress and tension.

    Suitable for all levels.

    This class also includes yoga nidra, a guided relaxation technique which will help you slow down, centre and realign from within.

    Mats provided or bring your own.

    Bookings are essential so we can contact you in case of timetable changes.

    Prince Alfred Park - Cleveland Street entrance
    Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm

    Tuesday 28 January to Tuesday 15 December 2020


    Single class: $22.00
    4 class pass valid 8 weeks: $76.00
    8 class pass valid 12 weeks: $128.00
  • Casual basketball at Ultimo Community Centre
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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 6 January to Friday 25 December 2020

    Closed public holidays


    Per person: $4.50
  • Black Cockatoo
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • Book now

    Inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first ever international sporting team, this is not just about cricket.

    This is a story of resilience, resistance and inspiration.

    Written by iconic screenwriter Geoffrey Atherden (BabaKiueria) with award-winning director Wesley Enoch (Black Diggers, Sydney Festival 2014).

    Created in association with Sydney Festival.

    Booking fees apply to all SydFest ticket purchases

    Ensemble Theatre
    Saturday 4 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Sunday 5 January 2020 from 5pm to 6.30pm
    Tuesday 7 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 7 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Wednesday 8 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Thursday 9 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Friday 10 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Saturday 11 January 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Saturday 11 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Sunday 12 January 2020 from 5pm to 6.30pm
    Tuesday 14 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Wednesday 15 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Thursday 16 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 16 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Friday 17 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Saturday 18 January 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Saturday 18 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Sunday 19 January 2020 from 5pm to 6.30pm
    Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 21 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Wednesday 22 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Thursday 23 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 23 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Friday 24 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Saturday 25 January 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Saturday 25 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Wednesday 29 January 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Thursday 30 January 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Friday 31 January 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Saturday 1 February 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Saturday 1 February 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Sunday 2 February 2020 from 5pm to 6.30pm
    Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 7.30pm to 9pm
    Thursday 6 February 2020 from 11am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 6 February 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Friday 7 February 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Saturday 8 February 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm
    Saturday 8 February 2020 from 8.15pm to 9.45pm
    Adult: From $74
  • Table tennis at Ultimo
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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 6 January to Monday 28 December 2020

    Closed public holidays


    Free
  • Men's Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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 14 January to Tuesday 22 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Mixed Tuesday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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 14 January to Tuesday 22 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Mixed Tuesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Tuesday 28 January 2020
  • 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 14 January to Tuesday 22 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Men's Wednesday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • 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 15 January to Wednesday 23 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Men's Thursday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 30 January 2020
  • 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 16 January to Thursday 24 December 2020

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Men's Thursday lunchtime futsal at Ultimo
    Thursday 30 January 2020
  • 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 16 January to Thursday 24 December 2020

    Closed Public Holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Men's Thursday evening basketball at Ultimo
    Thursday 30 January 2020
  • 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 16 January to Thursday 17 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • Auslan and English storytime @ Glebe Library
    Saturday 1 February 2020
  • 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 1 February to Saturday 12 December 2020

    Except Saturday 11 April, Saturday 18 April, Saturday 25 April, Saturday 11 July, Saturday 18 July, Saturday 3 October and Saturday 10 October


    Free
  • Sydney Water information session
    Monday 3 February 2020
  • Book now – free

    Sydney Water will conduct an information session on water savings tips, water restrictions and payment assistance schemes.

    Please book to guarantee at seat.

    St Helen's Community Centre
    Monday 3 February 2020 from 11am to 12pm

    The centre is open on a Monday and Thursday


    Free
  • Mixed Monday evening futsal at Ultimo
    Monday 3 February 2020
  • 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 13 January to Monday 21 December 2020

    Closed public holidays.


    Per team: $535.50
  • The Fight for Human Rights
    Tuesday 4 February 2020
  • Book now – free

    Despite taking steps towards becoming a more equal and inclusive society for all, Australia has a problem with human rights.

    Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated in the world. More than 1 woman is killed every week by a partner or former partner. Over half of Australians living with a disability lack access to support services they need. The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ people.

    Fighting to address these issues are 5 fearless human rights champions. From the Australian voice to the United Nations for people living with a disability, to leading the #KidsOffNauru campaign which saw every child detained offshore brought to Australia, their resumes are enviable and inspiring portfolios of human rights advocacy.

    The 2020 Gandhi Lecture brings together Pat Anderson AO, an Alyawarre woman known for her powerful advocacy for the health of Australia’s First Peoples; former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty AO, human rights lawyer Anna Brown OAM who fights tirelessly for LGBTQI+ rights; Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rosemary Kayess; and GetUp! Campaign Director for Shen Narayanasamy.

    Delivering a series of short talks, these fearless faces share their experiences at the frontline for the fight for human rights.


    Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 7pm to 8pm
    Free
  • Sounds on the Terrace: February 2020
    Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace.

    Sit back and relax with live music by different performers each month as you sip and nibble from the MCA Cafe’s seasonal menu. Killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House also included.

    Bands and musicians will be announced shortly.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Wednesday 5 February 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Free
  • Transglamore
    Thursday 6 February 2020
  • Fabulous cabaret night on the first Thursday night of each month.

    Now in its third year and going strong. This show is great for tourists.

    This month, February, there’ll be Glamorous Transgirls performing.


    1st Thursday of each month, 9pm to 12am

    Thursday 6 February to Thursday 6 February 2020


    Free
  • Tennis for children and youth in Rosebery
    Friday 7 February 2020
  • Book now

    Group tennis classes for children and youth from toddlers to teens!

    Children progress at their own level according to 5 development stages: Blue, Red, Orange, Green and Yellow Ball.

    Delivered by fully qualified professional tennis coaches, classes are small – only 4-6 children per coach and suitable for all levels of ability. Children have fun as they develop skills and make friends.


    Fridays, 4pm to 6pm
    Saturdays, 8am to 12pm

    Friday 7 February to Saturday 4 April 2020

    NSW Active Kids Voucher Provider - $100 off term enrolment!


    Members: $172.50
    Non members: $230.00
  • Panel Discussion: Guan Wei
    Saturday 8 February 2020
  • Book now

    Hear from Chinese-Australian artist Guan Wei in this much-anticipated panel discussion.

    Join Guan Wei, MCA curator Manya Sellers, author Linda Jaivin and 2 other guest speakers (still to be announced) as the panellists discuss the meeting of Eastern and Western cultures, migration, identity and the role of storytelling and myth-making.

    The talk will also reflect on the artist’s ongoing practice and lived experience of migrating to Australia 30 years ago, and the ways in which he continues to move between two worlds.

    This event is presented in collaboration with Sydney Lunar New Year Festival and in conjunction with Guan Wei’s solo exhibition Guan Wei: MCA Collection, until 9 February 2020 at the MCA.

    Your ticket includes a glass of Bimbadgen Art Series wine, available after the talk.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Saturday 8 February 2020 from 2pm to 3.15pm
    General admission: $21.95
    MCA Member: $17.85
    Concession: $17.85
  • Seniors Festival Comedy Show
    Tuesday 18 February 2020
  • Sold out.

    The City of Sydney in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice bring you comedians Jean Kittson (host), Nikki Britton, David Smiedt, Rebecca De Unamuno, Peter Berner, Gary Eck and Cait Johnson.

    Doors will open at 9:30am for a 10am start, with the show expected to run for approximately one hour.

    The Sydney Town Hall accessible entrance is via the Druitt street entrance (opposite the Queen Victoria Building) and the hall is fitted with a Hearing loop system.

    Tickets sell fast, so get in quick!

    Please bring your own water bottles as a water station will be available in the vestibule.

    Large bags/items will be subject to search, as required.

    Sydney Town Hall
    Tuesday 18 February 2020 from 10am to 11am

    Doors open at 9.30am


    Free
  • Sounds on the Terrace: March 2020
    Wednesday 4 March 2020
  • Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace.

    Sit back and relax with live music by different performers each month as you sip and nibble from the MCA Cafe’s seasonal menu. Killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House also included.

    Bands and musicians will be announced shortly.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Wednesday 4 March 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Free
  • Ultimo Wheelie Great Day Out
    Saturday 7 March 2020
  • Book now – free

    We’re holding the second Wheelie Great Day Out Event in Ultimo, with 5 other locations across Sydney during Mapping March.

    Do you want to make your area more inclusive for everyone? Join us with your friends, family and colleagues at one of our fun-filled events to learn more about accessibility in your area – and help us put nearby places on our access map.

    What to look forward to:

    • delicious afternoon snacks
    • coffee, tea and soft drinks for all ages
    • supporting the local community and the mobility impaired
    • lucky door prizes and giveaways
    • the chance to win the Mapping March grand prize

    After being briefed by the WheelEasy Ultimo Ambassadors the fun continues and time to go into the local area, and with your mobile phoe, you can put access information about places on our map. For example, disabled toilets, parking spots, entry and exit access and more.

    See our website for more Wheelie Great Days Out.


    Saturday 7 March 2020 from 1.30pm to 4pm
    Free
  • Surry Hills Mapping March Wheelie Great Day Out
    Saturday 21 March 2020
  • Book now – free

    We’re holding the fifth Wheelie Great Day Out Event in Surry Hills.

    Do you want to make your area more inclusive for everyone? Join us with your friends, family and colleagues at one of our fun-filled events to learn more about accessibility in your area – and help us put nearby places on our access map.

    What to look forward to:

    • delicious afternoon snacks
    • coffee, tea and soft drinks for all ages
    • supporting the local community and the mobility impaired
    • lucky door prizes and giveaways
    • plus the chance to win the Mapping March grand prize

    After being briefed by the WheelEasy Surry Hills Ambassadors the fun continues and time to go into the local area, and with your mobile phone, you can put access information about places on our map. E.g. disabled toilets, parking spots, entry and exit access and more.

    Other Wheelie Great Days Out include:
    March 1st – Erskineville
    March 7th – Ultimo
    March 14th – Wooloomooloo
    March 15th – The Rocks
    March 28th – Redfern

    Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre
    Saturday 21 March 2020 from 1.30pm to 4pm
    Free
  • Redfern Mapping March Wheelie Great Day Out
    Saturday 28 March 2020
  • Book now – free

    We’re holding the sixth and final Wheelie Great Day Out Event in Redfern

    Do you want to make your area more inclusive for everyone? Join us with your friends, family and colleagues at one of our fun-filled events to learn more about accessibility in your area – and help us put nearby places on our access map.

    What to look forward to:

    • delicious afternoon snacks
    • coffee, tea and soft drinks for all ages
    • supporting the local community and the mobility impaired
    • lucky door prizes and giveaways
    • plus the chance to win the Mapping March grand prize

    After being briefed by the WheelEasy Redfern Ambassadors the fun continues and time to go into the local area, and with your mobile phone, you can put access information about places on our map. E.g. disabled toilets, parking spots, entry and exit access and more.

    Other Wheelie Great Days Out include:
    March 1st – Erskineville
    March 7th – Ultimo
    March 14th – Wooloomooloo
    March 15th – The Rocks
    March 21st – Surry Hills


    Saturday 28 March 2020 from 1.30pm to 4pm
    Free
  • Sounds on the Terrace: April 2020
    Wednesday 1 April 2020
  • Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace.

    Sit back and relax with live music by different performers each month as you sip and nibble from the MCA Cafe’s seasonal menu. Killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House also included.

    Bands and musicians will be announced shortly.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Free
  • Sounds on the Terrace: May 2020
    Wednesday 6 May 2020
  • Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace.

    Sit back and relax with live music by different performers each month as you sip and nibble from the MCA Cafe’s seasonal menu. Killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House also included.

    Bands and musicians will be announced shortly.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Wednesday 6 May 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Free
  • Sounds on the Terrace: June 2020
    Wednesday 3 June 2020
  • Experience the magic of Circular Quay from the prime vantage point of the MCA Sculpture Terrace.

    Sit back and relax with live music by different performers each month as you sip and nibble from the MCA Cafe’s seasonal menu. Killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House also included.

    Bands and musicians will be announced shortly.

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Wednesday 3 June 2020 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Free

Last updated: Friday, 29 November 2019