Activities

Australia Wide

Noah’s Ark

A not-for-profit organization providing professional and developmental support to children with a disability and additional needs.

Playgroups Australia

Including information on Playconnect Playgroups for children with Autism

Sailability Australia

Encourages and facilitates sailing and boating throughout Australia for people with disabilities in social, recreational and competitive activities.

Special Olympics

Western Australia

Catch Music run a number of friendly, inclusive, community music activities across the Perth metro area.

Website: http://www.catchmusic.org.au

Riding for the Disabled (in various locations around WA including remote and rural). These services are often free or for a small fee. Riding can aid your child’s development of head/trunk control and balance in a relaxed and fun environment. Phone +61 8 9296 4655 before 4pm weekdays to find your nearest centre or email state@ridingdevelopsability.com.

Mandurah Disabled Sport and Recreation Respite inc

Wheelchair Sports WA

Phone 61 8 9319 1292

Recreation Network Inc Phone(08) 9443 8788 Fax (08) 9443 8799

Email – recnet@iinet.net.au

391 Oxford Street Mt Hawthorn WA 6016

WA Disabled Sports Association Inc (WADSA) Tel (08) 9470 1442 Fax (08) 9470 3878

Email – reception@wadsa.org.au

Gloucester Street, (Cnr Kent Street) Victoria Park WA 6100

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre Inc. Tel/Fax (08) 9384 3492

Brockway Rd Claremont WA 6010

Sport and Recreation Ministry Tel (08) 9387 9700

Email – janette.spencer@dsr.wa.gov.au Janette SpencerPerry Lakes

Amputee and Les Autre Sports Association of WA Tel (08) 9335 5540

Contact: Mr Jason Deiderich

Creative and Therapy Activities (CATA) Tel (08) 9448 8804 Fax (08) 9448 8558

Email – catagroup@bigpond.com

Warwick Community Service Centre Dorchester Ave Warwick WA 6024

DADAA (Ph) 9430 6616 21 Beach Street Fremantle WA 6160

Willemina Foeken Studio of Fine Arts

A qualified artist and art lecturer conducts art classes in a private studio with wheelchair access.

Located in Southern River – bordering Canning Vale. Tel (08) 9256 2905 Mobile 0429 081 664

Website: http://members.iinet.net.au/~w.foeken Email: w.foeken@iinet.net.au

Perth Theatre Trust

Click here to download a brochure with access information about Perth Theatres.

WA Cerebral Palsy Sport and Recreation Association Tel (08) 9341 2644

Email – pjose@global.net.au

WA Sport Association for the Blind Tel (08) 9271 6090

8A Ellesmere Road Mt Lawley WA 6050

Contact: Mr/s Marg and Gary Prior

WA Wheelchair Sports Association

Contact: Mr Bruce Wallrodt

Email – wawsa@bigpond.com

Tel (08) 9443 4833

Riding for the Disabled

Tel (08) 9296 4655

Email – rdawa@iprimus.com.au

Netwest (Netball for the Disabled)

Tel (08) 9398 1596

Contact: Pam Hicks

WA Disabled Water Ski Club

Tel (08) 9275 3432

Contact John Wilson

PO Box 1162

East Victoria Park WA 6101

Freedom on the River Tel (08) 9364 3905

Contact: Pierre (from RowingWA) 2 The Esplanade Mt Pleasant WA 6153

Electric Wheelchair Sports Association Tel (08) 9383 5177

Contact: Teagan O’Rafferty Po Box 53 Mosman Park WA 6012

Transplant Australia Tel (08) 9341 4067 Contact: Mr Reg Hebbard

Special Olympics WA Tel (08) 9398 4091

W.A.L.B.A.S.H. Tel (08) 9271 4484

Contact: Tom Stronach Maylands Sport and Recreation Club Maylands WA 6050

Oral Reading Circle Tel (08) 9247 5507

Contact: Gretchen Calder 18 Linto Way Alexander Heights WA 6064

Selby Recreation Centre Tel (08) 9381 0111

Paraplegic-Quadriplegic Association of WA

10 Selby St Shenton Park WA 6008

Rainbow Project

Tel (08) 9450 3905

Trained volunteers offer friendship, support and encouragement to people with psychiatric disabilities and their families.

Fishing Charters

(08) 9447 6956 or 0412 166 411

The vessel “The Office” has a big flat deck which incorporates features that are uniquely suited to disabled anglers or those with limited mobility. For example, the wide portside opening to the deck is wheelchair friendly, as is the big toilet cubicle accessible from the main deck. There is a storage locker under the aft deck which can accommodate several wheelchairs.

The Marine Machine

The Marine Machine is a specially equipped vehicle capable of carrying up to ten people with disabilities. Located on Rottnest Island groups may use the vehicle to explore all areas of this unique environment. Organised camps, Island tours, One day fishing excursions. When enjoying the ‘Fishers with Disabilities’ program, which allows participants to use specially designed rods and reels to enjoy the pleasure of fishing, you will also receive a discounted ferry ticket courtesy of Boat Torque Cruises.

For further information please contact Michelle Dyer – Community Education Officer, Department of Fisheries Tel: 9335 6800.

Fishers with Disabilities Association Inc. Tel: (08) 9432 8022 A/H: 0428 845 460 Fax: (08) 9438 8060

PO Box 466 South Fremantle WA 6162 Email: crisdolbel@fish.wa.gov.au

Contact: Ray Benetti for all bookings 0420 723 093 Cris Dolbel – Coordinator: for all other queries.

Spirit GymSports

Gymnastics programmes for children with special needs. Bookings are taken for term time only and each class runs for one hour. Fees are $3.50 per child per class.

Contact Debbs van Hagen on 9287 2813 or 9388 2053 for more information.

Sailability Royal Perth Yacht Club

Ph: 08 9423 5526 Fax: 08 9389 1459 Email: sailability@rpyc.com.au

Disabled Surfers Western Australia

Bruce Peels Mobile: 0408552071

Bek Colston PO Box 2105 Carlisle North, WA. 6101 Mobile: 0408910554

Monkey Mia Yacht Charters

PO Box 46 Denham WA 6537 Phone 08 9948 1446 or Mobile 0417 931 758

Email monkeymiaaristo@wa.com.au

Offers various tours aboard ‘Aristocat 2’ – fully wheelchair accessible with toilet and shower facilities. Check out their tours and prices online.

South West Opportunities for Recreation for People with Disabilities (SWORD)

Tel (08) 97910 800 Contact: Peter Bourne

Mandurah Disabled Sport and Recreation Association

Tel (08) 9586 1858 Contact: Katrina Dench

Other States

ACT Gov Sports and Recreation Database

Use the drop down menu and look in the Disabled categories of Riding, Sailing, Tenpin Bowling, Sports and Recreation and Disability Support Services

Leapfrog Adventures Inc

Learning through outdoor adventures

PEGASUS

Riding for the Disabled of the ACT is a not-for-profit community organization that provides equestrian activities for people with a disability.

Special Olympics ACT

Accessible Arts

Promotes and provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in arts and cultural activities.

Breakaway Camps

Merry Makers – dance for children and adults.

Noah’s Ark Toy Library

Riding for the Disabled NSW – view Australia wide site for contact details

Special Olympics NSW

THE STARS ARE NOT TOO FAR – a project to provide Dance workshops for teens and Young adults with Disabilities

Riding for the Disabled NT – view Australia wide site for contact details

Special Olympics NT

The Adelaide Music Therapy Centre

Uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all ages.

Riding for the Disabled Assoc. SA Inc (RDA SA)

Special Olympics SA

Special Olympics Tasmania

Tasmanian Riding for the Disabled Association

TASRAD

The peak sport and recreation body for people with disabilities in Tasmania.