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Sensory Movies

A sensory-friendly movie session usually involves cinemas turning the volume down and leaving the lights up and audience members are free to get out of their seats and move around the theatre. Parents don't need to feel stressed about keeping their child contained and can feel comforted in knowing that the other parents in the cinema know exactly what their situation is.

Where can you find a Sensory Friendly Screening? We have collected a few below. Let us know of any we can add.

Event Cinemas           

National

Village CinemasNational
Hoyts CinemasNational - Check by location
Sensory SoulsNational - 35 locations across Australia
Ritz CinemasNSW - Randwick
DendyNSW - Newtown, Sydney, QLD- Coorparoo, Portside
Wallis CinemasSA - Mitcham, Mt Barker, Noarlunga, Piccadilly, Mildura
Grand CinemasWA - Armadale, Bunbury, Currambine, Cygnet, Joondalup, Warwick
Classic CinemaVIC - Elsternwick
Cameo CinemaVIC - Belgrave
Lido CinemaVIC - Hawthorn
Regent CinemaVIC - Ballarat

Holiday Activities and Camps

School holiday activities give children living with a disability the opportunity to share in fun experiences they may not be able to enjoy at home, in an environment where they are provided with appropriate support. It also gives parents and carers the chance to spend time with children in a relaxed environment. 

Below find a list that we have compiled.

NATIONAL

OrganisationDescriptionLocation & Contact
Code It YourselfCamps are a one-day (6 hour) session in the school holidays for young technology enthusiasts. We run a selection of one-day camps in various tech skills including: game coding, 3D printing, website creation and Minecraft.

5-17 years

National

T:
E:

Bricks for Kidz (find a location near you)Bring them along to our awesome programs running during the school break.

Use the Bricks 4 Kids Location Finder to find your closest location.

5 - 12 years

National
Various

T: Per location
E: Per location

The Sony Foundation Holiday Camps (holiday camps for special needs kids in all states)A unique respite program that sees high school and university students take on the responsibility for the care of children with special needs, allowing their families to have a valuable weekend off.National
Various

T:
E:  lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au

Uniting Care (National)Uniting Care offer Vacation care at all their locations across Aus. SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE to use their location finder and see if a centre is near you.National

T: 1800 864 846
E: ask@uniting.org

YMCA (vacation care finder)Our holiday programs are created with the right mixture of fun, adventure and interest-based activities through excursions and incursions helping kids become more confident and independent individuals.

5 – 12 years

National

T:  03 8371 0500
E:

Sony Camps CURRENT CAMP LISTSend an Enquiry to any of these Sony Camp Locations for more info and the dates of their summer campNational

T:
E: lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au

ACT

Communities @ WorkMovies, Obstacle Course, Circus Dance Party, Hero Dress Up, Magical Music and more. A new adventure every day!

Ages up to teenage

ACT
Tuggeranong, Gungahlin

T: 02 6293 6500
E: admin@commsatwork.org

Woden Community ServiceBookings for the December 2019 and January 2020 School Holidays will open at 10am on Monday 25 November 2019. All bookings will be managed using QK Enrol (My Family Lounge) using the casual bookings calendar on the APP. 

5-12 years

ACT
Woden

T: 02 6282 2644
E: info@wcs.org.au

YMCA CanberraYMCA Canberra Adventure Squad offers vacation care programs where children are encouraged to play and have fun in a safe and stimulating environment.ACT
Deakin 

T:  02 6242 4040
E:

Disability TrustThe Disability Trust is currently running different Vacation Care programs throughout the NSW and the ACT. Participants attending Vacation Care do a combination of centre based activities and excursions.

12-18 years

ACT & NSW
Canberra City
Queanbeyan
Batemans Bay
Bega
Campbelltown
Cooma
Wollongong
Goulburn
Miranda
Mittagong
Shellharbour
Nowra

T: 1300 797 443
E: info@disabilitytrust.org.au

NSW

Active OTThe aim of the program is to fast track your child's progress through increasing the intensity of specific therapy. 

All ages

Speech delays

NSW
Bondi Junction

T:  0414 543913
E: info@activespot.com.au

Allowah Disability ServicesOur School Holiday Program can be paid for from the core supports budget in your child’s NDIS plan or through private payment.
All days are fully catered with all diets and nutrition requirements met.

Give us a call to enquire or book – Ph: 02 8877 3400 and ask for Maura Hanney.

Preschool

genetic or chromosomal disorders, birth trauma, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and conditions acquired after birth

NSW
Dundas Valley

T: 02 8877 3400
E: admin@allowah.org.au

Autism Community NetworkACN support and social skills groups only run during school terms. During school holidays, we provide opportunities for family activities throughout areas where the ACN is established. We will add events here as they become available

Ages below 18

ASD

NSW
Beverly Hills
Merrylands
Illawong
West Pennant Hills

T: 02 9543 9036
E: info@autismcommunity.org.au

City of ParramattaFree school holiday programs - Summer not yet released.

5 - 16 years

NSW
Parramatta

T: 1300 617 058
E: Council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Coast Community ConnectionsCoast Community Connections operates two Vacation Care programs at Gosford and Woy Woy on the Central Coast. .

5-12 years

NSW
Woy Woy
(Peninsula & District)
Gosford

T: 02 4341 9333
E: communitycentre@cccl.com.au

CoastlinkCoastlink's Holiday Options Program operates during school holidays each weekday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (except public holidays). The program gives students with working parents or carers the opportunity to enjoy their school holidays with their friends while they enjoy a wide range of fun activities.
 
NSW
Wyong

T: 024321 1022
E: reception@coastlink.org.au

Code CampLearn to code.
Various locations and. dates.
NSW
Woolloomooloo

T: ‍1300 26 33 22.
E:

Disabled SurfingFrom asthmatics to joint injuries to paraplegic, many members have found friendship, support and have renewed their interest in surfing. Contact each branch to find out whats on in the holidays.NSW
Various

T: 0424 890 455
E: president@disabledsurfers.org

Dubbo Neighbourhood CentreVarious activities
school age children, pre-kindy - year 6
 
NSW
Dubbo

T:  02 6883 2300
E: info@dnc.org.au 

Early EdEarlyEd offers a variety of school holiday programs for all members of the family. School holiday programs include groups and intensive individualised sessions for school aged children.  

Various

NSW
Far North Coast
Mid North Coast
Hasting region
Hunter region
Central coast
Sydney
South coast

T: 02 9923 2727
E:

midnorthcoastdisabledsurfers@outlook.com

FriendisChildren( Ages 7+) with all special needs welcome(especially Autism and Down Syndrome) to our school holiday program. We will train children to access the community safely. 

Ages 7 and above

ASD, Down Sydnrome

NSW
Marayong

T: 0417 854 235
E: contact@friendis.org

Grace Childrens TherapyIntensive School Holiday Programs: Please contact us to find out when we will be running our programs.

ASD

NSW
Castle Hill

T: 1300 760 779
E: info@graceot.com.au

Growing Early Minds (Western Sydney) - Clever KidsGrowing Early Minds offers a range of inclusive, fun, educational group programs and camps for children during school holidays. Our programs are limited to small groups so that every child receives close one-on-one support.
 
NSW
Blacktown

T: 02 9622 8500
E: support@growingearlyminds.org.au

Learning LinksLearning Links welcomes you to our OOSH and Vacation Care program. Our Centre offers a warm, caring and safe environment with a program that actively supports your child in their learning and development.

All disabilities

ADHD, high functioning ASD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays

NSW
Roselands

T: 0456 003 435+
E: admin@icg.asn.au

Lutanda Disability CampsWith three great locations all located near Sydney, Lutanda is the perfect option for a camp that takes into consideration special needs campers.

18 - 30 years

Intellectual disability

NSW
Various

T: 1300 75 72 76
E:

LuzAllabilitiesIntensive Holiday Program for children with any difficulties with cognitive, motor coordination, communication and/or social skills. The goal is to create a personalised and integrated program to help your child to improve life and school skills while making new friends and having fun.NSW
Naremburn

T: 02 80654284
E: contact@luzallabilities.com.au

Macarthur Disability Services Ltd.is a program that runs 8am – 4pm (Monday to Friday) during the school holidays). Our program facilitators engage the children in fun, age appropriate, creative, and recreational & leisure programs that are fully supervised.

7-17 years

NSW
Campbelltown 

T: 04621 8400
E: information@mdservices.com.au

Northcott CampbeltownDec school holiday program not yet released.NSW
Campbelltown 

T: 1800 818 286
E: northcott@northcott.com.au

Northern Beaches CouncilCatering for school children between 5 and 12 years old, Vacation Care runs Monday-Friday from 7.30am - 6 pm during school holidays and offers exciting excursions, discos, craft and sports days with a difference. Offer several locations and we give extra support to children with special needs so they can join in the fun.

5-12 years

NSW
Manly

T: 1300 434 434
E: council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Office of Sport (NSW Government)Mainstream sports camps around NSW that would require a support worker if needs were high. Contact each location.NSW
Various

T: 13 13 02
E:

Participate AustraliaAfter school and school holiday activities.NSW
Croydon

T: 0412 993 705
E: enquiries@participateaustralia.com.au

Quirky KidsThe Best of Friends® (BoF) program gives children the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, show empathy for others, develop and maintain friendships and make good decisions.NSW
Woollahra

T: 02 9362-9297
E: support@quirkykid.com.au

RipplesBoost your child's swimming skills with Ripples Intensive Learn to Swim program. The continuous reinforcement of swimming assists the student to consolidate the skills learnt thus accelerating their development and progression. It's like swimming for half a term in just one week!NSW
Penrith

T: 029638 0999
E: info@riverlink.org.au

Riverlink Interchange IncChildren's programs. These supported programs have been running for more than 10 years and provide a safe environment within pre-school sites.

3-10 years

NSW
Lidcombe,
Doonside,
Baulkham Hills
Marayong

T: 0423 700 630
E: hello@runstem.com.au

SNAPWaiting on Summer Holiday information. Contact SNAP.

6-18 years

NSW
Murrook, Wollstonecraft

T: 0448 606 789
E: butchhays@snapprograms.org.au

Skills 4 LifeSkills 4 Life school holiday programs focus on socialisation, community, fun and healthy lifestyle with a range of activities that include the Sargents Challenge Centre, outdoor recreation such as high and low ropes course, bushwalks, swimming, canoeing and other activities such as cooking, crafts and outings to help in the development of life skills. 

8-18years

NSW
Blacktown

T: 02 9622 1823
E: skills4life@aue.salvationarmy.org

Skills for KidsSkills camps provide intense intervention in a shared learning or group context during the school holidays. FUN is central to all learning activities.NSW
Penrith

T: 02 4739 0267
E: contact@skillsforkids.com.au

Sony Camp NSW (Pymble)The children are treated to a camp full of thrilling and exciting adventures and are cared for in either Pymble or Shore’s (Sydney Church of England Grammar School) Boarding Houses, 24 hours a day, by Pymble and Shore students.NSW
Pymble

T: 029855 7741
E: sonycamp@pymblelc.nsw.edu.au

Sony Foundation Camp NSW (Riverview)At Saint Ignatius' College Riverview we take great pleasure in holding an annual four-day holiday camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.NSW
Riverview

T: 0448 450 320
E: ichc@riverview.nsw.edu.au

Sport NSWContact each location for support options.NSW
Various

T: 13 13 02
E:

St Anthonys Family CareThe Vacation Care program offers children a wide range of experiences such as visits to the Sydney Aquarium, IMAX, Symbio Wildlife Park, Taronga Zoo and Museum exhibitions. We also participate in visits to local parks, bush walking, movies, swimming, ferry days and sports days.NSW
Croydon 

T: 02 9747 5782
E: enquiries@safc.org.au

Studio AlessaSchool Holiday Pottery WorkshopsNSW
Smeaton Grange

T:  02 4604 9855
E: info@studioalessia.com.au

Unisson Disability ServiceProgram runs from 9am to 3pm in the Penrith and Holroyd areas with pick up/drop off points at Merrylands and Blacktown.

School aged

NSW
Merrylands,
Blacktown

T:  1300 266 222
E:  hello@unisson.org.au

Youthworks WROK CampsHoliday camp for teenagers who have disabilities with Christian influence. It is five days filled with friends, laughing, dancing, singing, rock climbing, catapults and heaps more.
 
NSW
Blue Mountains

T: 02 82683393
E: holidaycamps@youthworks.net

Cerebral Palsy AllianceTeens adventure camp, Skill builders Intensive, Survivor Getaway, Intensive learn to swim.

5 - 25 years

ABI, ASD,  Cerebral palsy, Genetic conditions, Global development delay, Motor neurone disease, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease, Stroke

NSW, ACT
Allambie Heights
Kippax

T: 1300 888 378
E: ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

QLD

Apex CampsOver 20 Activites 

5 - 17 years

All

QLD
Twin Waters

T: 1300 122 677
E: admin@apexcamps.com.au

Autism QueenslandPrograms are available to school-aged children with a diagnosis of ASD living in South East Queensland. They are delivered by members of our multidisciplinary team including teachers & teacher aides, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists.  

ASD

QLD
Brighton

T: 07 3631 6300  
E: customerservice@autismqld.com.au

Brisbane City (inclusive and mainstream)Run, jump and fly with acrobatics, gymnastics, team work and games.  Learn, improve and master skills while making friends!

5-12 years

QLD
Brisbane

T: 0410381952
E: info@brisbanekids.com.au

Camp CoobyBe part of something special. Explore the world through a different lens. The moment you arrive at Camp Cooby, you can feel the energy and wonder of this magical location. We then add amazing kids together with our team for a super fun adventure and the energy just surges like a volcano!

6 - 16 years

QLD
Geham

T: 07 46966244
E: info@campcooby.com.au

Carers Link-Camp AbilityCamp Ability is a school holiday camp program, for youths with a disability. The 4-day camps are designed to provide a fun, safe holiday camp experience, where nurturing support is provided by our qualified and experienced Lifestyle Supporters, as well as trained volunteers. Camp Ability is our highly successful holiday camp program, for youths with a disability aged 13-25.

13 - 25 years

Memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia

QLD
Wynnum 

T: 07 3901 1165 
E: info@carerslink.com.au

Carers Link-Camp Gold CoastCAMP ABILITY is a 4-day disability camp held during school holidays and are designed to provide a fun, safe holiday camp experience that focuses on physical and social interaction.

13-25 years
 

QLD
Wynnum 

T: 07 3901 1165 
E: info@carerslink.com.au

CarinbundiCarinbundi has grown and now offers a range of programs from a number of locations.
 
QLD
Carinbundi

T:  07 4158 9600
E:

CFNSchool holiday centre-based / community programs for children and teenagers. A trip away from home, experience something different and meet new friends.  

Up to teenage
 

QLD
Morayfield

T: 07 5432 3966
E:

Disability Support Queensland QLD
Various

T:
E:

Inclusion Plus Family SupportFun and interactive After School Care programs are held at Currimundi and Nambour Special Schools and are available to teenagers with a disability.

Teens

QLD
Nambour,
Currimundi

T: 07 5441 6600
E: office@ipfs.org.au

Mindware PsychologySchool holiday intensive programs availableQLD
Toowoomba

T: 07 4646 4953
E: contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au

Pools with Disability Access in BrisbaneFind pools with disability access around Brisbane.
 
QLD
Brisbane

T: 07 3277 8686
E: info@brisbanekids.com.au

School Camps QLDBook now for SPRING Holiday Camp at Thunderbird Park.

6-17 years

QLD
Thunderbird Park

T: 0432 474 161
E: info@schoolcampsqld.com.au

Surrey Park SwimmingHoliday Learn to Swim or Dive programs are offered at our Aqualink Box Hill facility during all school holidays. Our popular 5-day intensive holiday program is open to all students of all abilities in our preschool, school age and teen programs.

Ages 5+
 

QLD
Various

T: 03 9898 8876
E: (ian@surreypark.org.au)

Tag 5 CampsCamps are held at a number of established campsites throughout South East Queensland. All our campsites have wheelchair access.QLD
Various

T:  07 3216 8903
E: enquiries@tag5.com.au

Uniting Care QLDThe Vacation Care Program is a community-based program for school children aged five to 18 years with a diagnosed disability

5-18 years

QLD
Mt Ommaney

T: 07 3253 4000
E:

Wesley MissionThe Gold Coast Youth Hubs offer a range of free school holiday activities for young people aged 12-17 years.

12-17 years

QLD
Chermside

T: 1300 673 140
E: contactus@wmq.org.au

What Works OTSense rugby and other school readiness programs

Prep and up

ASD, Other

QLD
Brisbane

T:
E:

YMCA BrisbaneVacation Care is offered at various locations.QLD
Bowen Hills
Victoria Point
Jamboree Heights
Acacia Ridge
Warwick

T: 07 3253 1700
E: brisbane@ymca.org.au

SA

Adelaide North Special SchoolYMCA Adelaide North OSHC provides Vacation Care (school holiday care) for children aged 5 to 17 years with intellectual disabilities. We offer a wide range of supervised, fun-filled activities on site as well as excursions and incursions between 8am and 6pm during school holidays.

5-17 years

Intellectual Disabilities, ASD

SA
Para West

T: 08 82002500
E: adelaidenorthoshc@ymca.org.au

Autism SAAutism SA offers eight weeks of school holiday programs over the year. Families registered for short term accommodation services are offered the opportunity to make selections from the scheduled activities prior to the school holiday period. Each day's programmed activities cater for up to eight children per activity. Staffing ratios are individually assessed and usually range from 1 Staff: 1 child, to 1 staff: 4 children depending on the activity and needs of the children.

ASD

SA
NETLEY

T: 1300 288 476
E: admin@autismsa.org.au

Inclusive DirectionsTherapies and support for families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours.

ASD
GDD
Intellectiual disabilities

SA
Melrose Park
Port Pirie
Salisbury

T:  1800 236 762
E: clientsupport.sa@benevolent.org.au

Kids in AdelaideSpring has sprung and we love this time of year! There are LOADS of activities, events, things to do and places to see. And with lots of these either free or low cost, there is something for every kid and every budget! Make sure you book in quickly because they fill up fast!
 
SA
Adelaide

T:
E:

Novita Children's Services (Elizabeth)Novita School Holiday groups are run by our qualified therapists and allow your kids to continue their therapy whilst enjoying new experiences, with new friends in a fun and supportive environment.SA
Elizabeth,
Parafield Gardens,
St Marys,
Regency Park

T: 1300 668 482
E: enquiries@novita.org.au

United AbilitiesContact us for our school holidays options

All ages

SA
Monarto

T: 0402 721 221
E: admin@unitedabilities.org.au

CaraCara has South Australia’s only camps program for campers with complex disabilities. Activities on camp are accessible and developmentally-appropriate and campers are encouraged to experience as many activities as possible, however, participation is always the choice of the camper.

4 - 18 years

SA
Hindmarsh
Woodville

T:  08 8347 4588
E: contact@cara.org.au

Xlent Disability ServicesFor more information on the holiday programs please contact Xlent (08) 8165 2023 or email at info@xlent.org.au

Ages 8 - 16, 16+

SA
Kent Town,

T: 08 8165 2023
E: info@xlent.org.au

TAS

Ability First AustraliaProvide services that improve the quality of life to over 6,000 children and adults living with a disability, as well as providing support to their families.

Various

TAS
Newstead

T:  036345 7333
E: society@stgiles.org.au

Keep The BeatKEEP THE BEAT provides high energy drumming workshops for kids during school holidays.TAS
Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Somerset, Kingston, Ulverstone, George Town

T: 03 9826 0330
E: info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

Li-Ve TasmaniaSchool holiday support for children living with disability and their siblings. The Holiday Zone offers fun, inclusion-focused activities for children living with disabilities and activities and peer support for siblings of children living with a disability. Dates to be released.TAS
East Launceston, Moonah

T: 03 6227 5400
E: hello@livetasmania.org

Mosaic TasmaniaSchool-aged children including Camps, School Holiday Activities, After School Options and Social Time Programs. Contact for info.TAS
Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Somerset, Kingston, Ulverstone, George Town

T: 03 6244 9444
E: admin@mosaictas.org.au

Parkside FoundationFun and creative activities for young people during holiday periods. A chance to mix with their peers and renew, maintain or develop new friendships. Contact for info.TAS
Lindisfarne

T: 03 6243 6044
E: enquiries@parkside.org.au

Sony Foundatiuon Camp TASLaunceston children with special needs will be given the holiday of a lifetime and some of Australia’s hardest-working parents will enjoy a well-deserved break. As part of Sony Foundation’s Children’s Holiday Camp Programme, Senior Campus students will give up their holidays to volunteer to become the primary carer of a child with special needs for three days.TAS
Launceston

T: 03 6336 6000
E: sonycamp@lcgs.tas.edu.au

VIC

After The BellWe cater for children 5-12 years of age (mainstream programs) and 5-15years (Specialist). Our program operates from various locations in Victoria. Our programs are filled with fun and exciting activities each school holiday periods, with amazing inhouse, incursions and excursions. We ensure all our children have fun each day in a safe, engaging and friendly environment.

5-12( MAINSTREAM)
5-15 (specialist)
 

VIC
Various locations in VIC

T: 03 9758 6744
E: admin@afterthebell.com.au

Australian Camps AssociationPeople Outdoors run numerous programs throughout the state, varying from day activities through to five-day camps. Please use the website to find out more about the programs. Alternatively, you can contact the People Outdoors office on 03 9863 6824.

Physical or intellectual disabilities

VIC
Hawthorn
Preston

T: 03 9863 6824
E: peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au

BK’s Gymnastics Bayside (gymnastics camps)Appropriate for Primary School aged children. Children are divided into age/skill based groups to learn how to tumble, flip, swing and balance or build on existing gym skills.

4 upwards

VIC
NOBLE PARK
O’CONNOR

T: 039077 5104
E: bayside@fitnessforfun.com.au

Building Blocks Therapy Pty LtdWe understand that for some families regular therapy during the term is very difficult to commit to and due to the long waiting lists we often can’t offer family regular sessions. Book in for an intensive burst of therapy during the school holiday.

4 - 18 years

VIC
South Morang

T: 03 9404 0338
E: info@buildingblockstherapy.com.au

CareChoiceOur school holiday activities are designed so children and families can access a wide range of fun and inclusive activities right across Melbourne. Our supported activities are especially suited to children who may have special needs or complex behaviours and find it difficult to participate in group holiday programs.

Various

VIC
Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula and key regions in Victoria

T: 1300 737 942
E: complaints@carechoice.net.au

Deaf Children AustraliaCircus Oz (Auslan)

Deaf

VIC
Melbourne
Collingwood

T: 1800 645 916
E: info@deafchildren.org.au

Gateways Support Services IncThis is an introductory holiday program for young primary school children. It provides a range of fun indoor and outdoor activities in the comfort and safety of the Greenville Kindergarten in Grovedale

5+

ASD, ID and other disabilities

VIC
Geelong West

T: 03 5221 2984
E: info@gateways.com.au

I Can Camps (Autism Camps)I can camps are for teenagers and young adults who want to empower themselves to say 'I can' and develop a social network of other young people on the spectrum.

12-15 years

ASD

VIC
Malmsbury, South West Victoria

T:
E: hello@icannetwork.com.au

Irabina Autism Services - Multi SportsA fun and engaging program using sports as a medium for teaching gross motor skills, coordination and social communication skills. Children will engage in a range of sports activities that target core strength, motor planning, spatial and body awareness, listening, waiting and social skills.

ASD

VIC
Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

T: 03 9720 1118
E:

Irabina Autism Services - TennisA fun and recreational full-day program suitable for primary school-aged children attending mainstream schooling and their siblings (also in mainstream schooling). Trip to the tennis club during the day plus fun activities at Irabina. Activities at Irabina will include board games, art and craft, lego, drama and sports activities. Included in the cost of this program is the transport to and from the tennis club, and lunch.

Primary school aged

ASD

VIC
Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

T: 03 9720 1118
E:

Kamaruka Allow boys another opportunity to develop skills such as camping, hiking, bush survival, cooking, surfing, and snorkeling. Offer the opportunity for social interaction, community sharing and the development of interpersonal skills. Contact for info.

ADHD
ASD

VIC
South Yarra

T: 03 9826 0330
E: info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

Latrobe City CouncilOur HOP program provides opportunities for children with a disability to enjoy social and recreational experiences. Dates not yet released.

5-12 yesars

VIC
Various

T: 03 5133 0700
E: admin@icg.asn.au

Leisure NetworksA huge range of activities available from football to disco. Includes weekends away, scoial Saturdays and School holiday activities.

All

VIC
Various

T: 03 5222 3911 
E: lnetworks@leisurenetworks.org

Mansfield Autism Statewide ServicesThe focus is on a fun holiday in a structured and supportive environment. Staffing levels during these placements are matched with the needs of each individual. The School holiday program includes community access designed to explore the beautiful natural environment of Mansfield, health and well-being activities and healthy eating and nutrition.

ASD

VIC
Mansfield

T: 03 5775 2876
E: http://autismmansfield.org.au/contact-us/

Maroondah City Council VIC
Croydon, Croydon South

T: 03 9298 4598
E: maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Melbourne Child DevelopmentSocial skills programsVIC
Box Hill 

T: 03 9890 1062
E: info@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

Moreland City CouncilCouncil operates a school holiday program for primary school children aged between 5 and 12 years old whose parents live, work or study in Moreland.
The program offers a variety of in-house activities, including games, crafts and sports, and excursions. Call and advise for special needs.

5-12 years

VIC
Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Pascoe Vale

T: Various
E: info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Mpower Inc.Kids and Teens in the Community school holiday program The program runs every school holidays during the year and for 3 weeks in January.

Program activities include zoo and farm visits, beach days, bowling, movies and creative crafts. Participants must be attending school.

Kids and teens

VIC
Warrnambool

T: 03 5561 8111
E: admin@mpower.org.au

Mpower Inc.Fully supported weekends away. Hiking in the beautiful Grampians, helping the group learn about budgeting an paying for food, preparing and creating all meals, completing activities of daily living with the support that promotes independence and have a fun, social and relaxing experience.

Kids and teens

VIC
Warrnambool

T: 03 5561 8112
E: admin@mpower.org.au

Pinarc Disability Support IncWe provide recreational and social activities for children and teenagers during the school holidays. These may include swimming, cooking and day trips. Enquire.

7-18 years

VIC
Bakery Hill

T: 03 5329 1398
E: admin@pinarc.org.au

Portsea MAD campParticipants are matched in age, friendship groups or particular interests. 

Various

VIC
Portsea

T: 03 5984 2333
E: reception@theportseacamp.com.au

Saddle OnRiding School in GeelongVIC
Geelong

T: 03 5282 4017
E: enquiries@saddleon.com.au

Spectrum SpeechSchool Holiday Workshops, Pirate Adventure, Girl Talk, Lego Connect

Kids grade 1-4

VIC
Ashwood, Moonee Ponds

T: 03 9885 0504
E:

Statewide Autistic Services IncSASI hosts two camps per year for people with higher and lower support needs -respectively. Each camp runs for three days and two nights and are usually housed in holiday homes. Most participants are aged 15 and above.

15 and above

ASD

VIC
Frankston 

T: 03 9773 6044
E:  enquiries@sasi.org.au

Yarracity CouncilFrom art galleries of all kinds, to parks, the Yarra River and the historic Abbotsford Convent, there is something for everyone. VIC
Abbotsford
fitzroy
richmond

T: 03 9205 5555
E: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au 

YMCAYMCA operates holiday escapes across Victoria, catering to people of all abilities.

All ages

VIC
Box Hill 

T: 03 8397 3111
E: ymcaescapes@ymca.org.au

Ymca Geelong Inc.YMCA Geelong offers a fun-filled and exciting School Holiday Program available to all school-aged children. Our fully accredited School Holiday program runs every school holidays from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Extra support is available - see rates.

5-18 years

VIC
Newtown

T: 03 5223 2714
E: shp.geelong@ymca.org.au

YMCA Victoria (various)YMCA Whittlesea offers a school holiday program for primary school aged children with additional support requirements, children 8-12 with a mild-moderate disability, teens with additional support requirements.VIC
Various: check for location

T: 03 8371 0500. 
E:

Ymca WhittleseaYMCA Whittlesea offers a school holiday program for primary school aged children with additional support requirements. The holiday program includes incursions and excursions, leisure activities, daily living activities, opportunities to develop skills, interact socially and meet personal challenges. WhiSKHA Child give participants the opportunity to have fun, achieve goal​s and access the community in a safe and supportive environment.

8-12 years, 13-18 years

VIC
South Morang​

T: 03 9407 6200
E: whittlesea@ymca.org.au

WA

Autism AllianceSchool holiday programs offer parents and carers some time off each day while allowing the children to learn vital social skills, explore new subjects and interact naturally. These holidays we are offering several themes including science, art, music, trains and much more!

ASD and other disabilities

WA
Malaga

T: 089249 2063
E: reception@autismalliance.com.au

Autism Association Of WAThese small intensive groups are led by our experienced Therapy Team. Our groups offer an opportunity for children to review and consolidate learnt skills, and to develop new skills under the guidance of Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists.

0-7

ASD

WA
Shenton Park
East Fremantle
Joondalup
Midland
Gosnells

T: 08 9489 8900
E: autismwa@autism.org.au

Autism WestCaters to kids and young adults on the spectrum between the ages of 5 -18 years of age, tailoring support to Low, Moderate and High Needs. This is a great introduction into our social groups and our holistic strengths-based approach.

All ages

ASD

WA
Freemantle

T: 089431 2111
E: info@autismwest.org.au

Edmund RiceEdmund Rice Camps for Kids WA Inc (ERCKWA) is a non-profit community based organisation that serves the needs of children aged 7–16 and their families

7-16 years

WA
Bindoon

T: 041 444 1844
E: info@edmundricecampswa.com.au

Family Support WA Inc.The Family Support WA School Holiday Program is available to young, independent individuals who are suited to a 3-to-1 care ratio and are looking for some fun activities to join in with over school holidays.WA
WANNEROO 

T: 089206 3400
E: info@familysupportwa.org.au

Helping Minds AustraliaWe have a professional and compassionate team of staff who provide quality, confidential support and services to children, youth, adults and families who are caring for someone with a mental illness or individuals who affected by a mental illness.

Mental Illness

WA
Perth

T: 08 9427 7100
E: info@helpingminds.org.au

Kids' Camps IncCahoots creates inclusive opportunities for children and young people living with disability and others that face exceptional challenges to develop friendships, skills and confidence. Dec camps not yet released.

Ages 5+

WA
Osborne Park

T: 1300 103 880
E: info@cahoots.org.au

KZ SpeechThe structure of the program is that the children rotate around nine stations, for 20 minutes at each station working one to one with a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist or therapy assistant. They may do this either individually or in a pair (depending on the child's mix of learning needs and social language use needs at each station).

Pre-school and school aged children

WA
Salter Point

T: 08 9450 6939
E: info@kzspeech.com.au

Phase AustraliaAs a group supported program there is considerable flexibility and most activities can be accessed on any day during the school holidays. Contact for info.WA
Joonadalup

T: 0418 750 524
E: https://www.perthealthcare.com.au/contact/

Senses AustraliaSenses Australia’s School Holiday Camp is a four-night sleep over adventure with a combination of activities and learning experiences that children and young people will love. Set in a fun and supportive environment participants will get outdoors, into the community, make new friends, learn new skills and above all have lots of fun.

Ages up to 24

WA
TBA

T: 0421 339 653 
E: camps@senses.org.au

WA Disabled Sports AssociationCalendar of WADSA’s CAN Xperiences and Events may still have places available for individuals with a disability or for groups who cater for individuals with a disability to register.WA
East Victoria Park

T: 08 9470 1442
E: reception@wadsa.org.au

WorkpowerWe take full advantage of the great weather with plenty of fun in the sun and in nature. Outdoor laser tag, Water park, and playground trips, Gymnastic and trampolining fun, Wildlife and nature day out

7 - 17 years

WA
Perth

T: 1800 610 665
E: info@workpower.asn.au

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