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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 by state:

Living in NSW? Find out more about the NSW Sports and Creative Kids Voucher - $100 voucher for selected activities (sport and cultural).

 

 

National

National

Various

 

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
Disability Inclusive
Per location

Per location

National

Various

 

Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
The DSAA runs events and programs designed to give people of all ages with any disability the opportunity to learn how to surf. DSAA is nationwide with participating branches in NSW, WA, SA, VIC and QLD. Use the contact tab on the website to find contact details for a participating club near you.
All ages
All disabilities
daffy@disabledsurfers.org
 
National

Various

 

Skills and Thrills
Skills and thrills offers an extensive range of activities for kids to participate in during the school holidays. Book and pay through their website. These activiteis are not targeted towards children with a disability, but may be disability inclusive.
5-17 years
Disability Inclusive
letschat@skillsandthrills.com.au
 
National

 

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

lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au
 

National

Various

 

Starfish Nippers
Run by a host of Surf Life Saving Clubs around Australia, Starfish Nippers is a Life Saving skills program designed for children with a disability.
6+ years
Various
info@starfishnippers.com.au

Contact one of the clubs listed to the left of the screen on this link (http://www.starfishnippers.com.au/current-clubs/) to inquire about a Starfish Nippers program near you

National

Various

 

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.

 lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au
 

National

Gordon 

 

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.

ask@uniting.org

1800 864 846

National

 

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

03 8371 0500

National

Various

Gymnastics Australia
At clubs across the nation, Gymnastics Australia offers a variety of programs for children with disabilities. These dffer club to club. Clubs supporting children with disabilities have been denoted with a 'GymAbility' logo (see link for details). Search a for a club in your area by postcode and program ('Inclusive {rogram'). School Holiday availability will also differ from club to club.
All ages
Various

 

ACT

Tuggeranong, Gungahlin

2900

Communities @ Work
Movies, Obstacle Course, Circus Dance Party, Hero Dress Up, Magical Music and more. A new adventure every day!
18 years & under
Disability Inclusive
admin@commsatwork.org

02 6293 6500

ACT

ACT

Various

Various

Froward to the future
Forward to the Future is a small family operated business that provides customised support to clients with autism and other disabilities. Throughout the year, you can find social clubs, film making workshops, dooking classes and much more avialble to book through their platform.
5+ years
Autism, various other disabilities
forwardtothefuture@outlook.com

02 6231 7226

ACT

Woden

2606

Woden Community Service
Bookings 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

info@wcs.org.au

02 6282 2644

ACT

Deakin 

2617, 2614, 2602, 2620, 2614

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

02 6242 4040

ACT & NSW

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

 

Disability Trust
The 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

info@disabilitytrust.org.au

1300 797 443

ACT & NSW

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

 

Disability Trust
The 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

info@disabilitytrust.org.au

1300 797 443

NSW

NSW

Brookvale

2100

Kids First
Single day 3hr 'kids first' workshops for 5-12yrs, as well as school readiness workshops (age 4-5yrs) running over four days (2hr sessions). Sessions focusing on a range of skills development inc. speech, behaviour and fine motor skills development etc…
5-12 years
ASD and other disabilities
admin@kids-first.com.au

02 9938 5419

NSW

Naremburn

2216

LuzAllabilities
Intensive 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.

contact@luzallabilities.com.au

02 8065 4284

NSW

Kempsey

2440

Burrun Dalai
Burrun Dalai strives to support Aboriginal children and young people, primarily through foster care and providing family support so that children can meet their emotional, social, physical, educational and cultural needs. This coming January (2021), Burrun Dalai is hosting a range of inclusive activities for indigneous youth and their families to enjoy over the school break. From fishing competitions and basketball to 'culture in the park' and 'BBQ and yarn', there is something on the agenda for everyone. Call the number provided, or use the contact form on their website to get in touch and find out more.
All ages
Disability Inclusive

02 6562 1913

NSW

Allambie Heights

2086

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Hydrotherapy Program)
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance's Hydrotherapy prgrams cater for children aged 1 and up. There are a number of programs available from Active Youth, Learn to Swim, Autism Swim, Preschool Hydrotherapy and more. All programs run out of CPA's Allambie Heights campus.
1+ years
Cerebral Palsy, Autism
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

1300 888 378

NSW

Parramatta

2150

City of Parramatta
Free school holiday programs - Summer not yet released.
5-16 years
Disability Inclusive
Council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

1300 617 058

NSW

Wyong

2259

Coastlink
Coastlink'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.

reception@coastlink.org.au

02 4321 1022

NSW

Woolloomooloo

 2011

Code Camp
Code Camp hosts camps spanning 3D animation, coding, web building and DJ camps for kids of varying ages and abilities. For email enquiries, please use the contact form on the main website.
5-13 years
Disability Inclusive

‍1300 26 33 22

NSW

Berekley Vale, Woy Woy, & Wyong for Swim Program, Central Coast for mobile swim.

2261, 2256, 2259

Croc Stars Swim School
Croc Stars has partnered with Autism Swim to help design and deliver a specialised program for children with ASD's, SPD, and BCDD. Croc Stars also provides a mobile swim service, delivering private lessons at home pools. Program is delivered year round, excluding Christmas Holidays
1-12 years
Autism
natalie@crocstarsswimschool.com.au
 
NSW

Dubbo

2830

Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre
The Vacation Care Program offers a wide variety of exciting and educational activities to keep the children entertained. Our qualified educators provide structured programs that take into account the skills, interest and needs of the children and offer a variety of arts, crafts, cooking, indoor and outdoor play as well as many special excursions outside of the centre.
5-18 years
Disability Inclusive
info@dnc.org.au 

02 6883 2300

NSW

Marayong

2148

Friendis
Children( Ages 7+) with all special needs welcome( specially Autism and Down Syndrome) to our school holiday program. We will train children to access community safely. 
7+ years
ASD, Down Sydnrome
contact@friendis.org

0417 854 235

NSW

Blacktown

2148

Growing Early Minds (Western Sydney) - Clever Kids
Growing 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.
2-12 years
Various
support@growingearlyminds.org.au

02 9622 8500

NSW

Wombarra

2515

Heal Psychology
Child/youth equine therapy sessions, plus school holiday program for horse lovers (special needs inclusive). Will post school holiday program to facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HEALPsychology/?ref=page_internal) when available.
4-17 years
ASD, behavioural/ emotional/ communication challenges and mental health issues. Capacity will depend on staff availability and severity of challenges
info@healpsychology.com

0420990234

NSW

Roselands

 

Learning Links
Learning 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 ages
ADHD, high functioning ASD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, fine and gross motor delays and speech and language delays
admin@icg.asn.au

0456 003 435

NSW

Various

Various

Lutanda Disability Camps
With three great locations all located near Sydney, Lutanda is the perfect option for a camp that takes into consideration special needs campers.
3-18 years
Intellectual disability

1300 75 72 76

NSW

Unanderra, Towradgi, Western Suburbs, Woollongong

Various

McKeon Swimming
School Holiday intensive swim program available to all school aged children, as well as swim lessons open to all people with disabilities
All ages
Various
enquiry@mckeonswimming.com.au

(Unanderra offie: 02 4272 7272, Towradgi office: 02 4285 1666)

NSW

Kamay Botany Bay NP, Dorrigo NP, Kosciusko NP

2231, 2453, 2627

National Parks NSW
National Parks NSW now provides TrailRider, an all terrain wheelchair free of charge for people of all ages wanting to experience what opur national parks have to offer. Whilst the chair is free to hire, it requires two guides to operate and renters will need to bring their own guides.
All ages
Physical disability
parks.accessibility@environment.nsw.gov.au

1300 072 757

NSW

Various across Sydney/Greater Sydney area

Various

Nereids Special Needs
Offer private swim lessons/ swim school for people with disabilities at their home pool.
All ages
All disabilities
info@nereids.com.au

0415 914 443
ENROL
0415914443

NSW

Manly

2095

North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club
From October to March each year, the Ripper Nippers program for children with special needs will run each Sunday from 11:00-12:30 over an 8 week program. See link for details
13 years and under
ASD and other disabilities
admin@northsteyneslsc.com.au

02 9977 6180

NSW

Campbelltown 

2560

Northcott Campbeltown
Dec school holiday program not yet released.

northcott@northcott.com.au

1800 818 286

NSW

Manly

2010

Northern Beaches Council
Catering 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
Disability Inclusive
council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

1300 434 434

NSW

Various

Various

Office of Sport (NSW Government)
Mainstream sports camps around NSW that would require a support worker if needs were high. Contact each location.
7-12 years
Disability Inclusive

13 13 02

NSW

Croydon

2287

Participate Australia
After school and school holidays activities.
3-17 years
Various
enquiries@participateaustralia.com.au

0412 993 705

NSW

Woollahra

2025

Quirky Kids
The 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.

support@quirkykid.com.au

02 9362-9297

NSW

Bankstown

2200

Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club
The RSAC is an NDIS Registered organisation providing leisure asctivities, sports and recreation for peoples with a disability. RSAC also provides holiday programs featuring day trips, holidays and camps for children when funding allows. (https://disabledsportrsac.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/RSAC-Holiday...)
All ages
All disabilities
rsaclub@bigpond.net.au

02 9790 5001

NSW

Lidcombe, Doonside, Baulkham Hills and Marayong

2153

Riverlink Interchange Inc
Children'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

hello@runstem.com.au

0423 700 630

NSW

Blacktown

 

Skills 4 Life
Skills 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. Check out their facebook page for updates.
8-18 years

skills4life@aue.salvationarmy.org

02 9622 1823

NSW

Penrith

2774

Skills for Kids (Now Early Start Australia)
Early Start Australia provide intense intervention in a shared learning or group context during the school holidays. FUN is central to all learning activities.
5+ years
Various
contact@skillsforkids.com.au

02 4739 0267

NSW

Kellyville Ridge

2155

Spectrum Fitness and Wellbeing
School holiday boot camp running in 2hr sessions, designed to get kids with autism and other developmental delays active in a safe space. Session includes one sibling, 2 pax max. SOLD OUT for Jan 2021, taking enrolments from December 1st 2020 for following year.
5-17 years

sarah@spectrumfw.com

0417 289 965

NSW

Various

 

Sport NSW
Contact each location for support options.

13 13 02

NSW

Smeaton Grange

2567

Studio Alessa
School Holiday Workshops

info@studioalessia.com.au

02 4604 9855

NSW

Sunnyfield

2194

Sunnyfield
You don't need to go away to have a great holiday during the school break. Hotshots have everything you need to have loads of fun close to home with all sorts of super cool activities for children aged 6 – 12 and young people aged 12 – 17.
All ages

enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

1300 588 688

NSW

Various locations across NSW

 

Surfing the Spectrum
Surf therapy appropriate for school aged children. Head to their events page to register for a Surf Therapy event near you.
5-18 years
Autism
https://surfingthespectrum.org/contact/
 
NSW

Sydney Olympic Park

2127

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is running swim lessons through every school holiday for "children with special needs"
0-18 years
Various
aquaticcentre@sopa.nsw.gov.au

02 9714 7500

NSW

Terrigal

2260

The Outlook Riding Academy
Equine therapy sessions run through the holidays. If equine therapy is booked out, then children are still welcome to come in for an hour session of groundwork where they spend time with the horses, grooming and working with the horses in whatever capacity they feel comfortable.
All ages
All disabilities
anna@outlookecotherapy.com

0427189567

NSW

South Windsor

2756

Vision Gym Sports
Vision Gym Sports is a fun and inclusive gym designed to build up gross motor skills and keep kids active and healthy. They provide an NDIS funded private session for $70 an hour that gives children with a disability time for supported play, as well as free play time in the afternoons when the gym is quieter. Gym Sports' January school holiday program is open for registrations now!
5-17 years
Disability inclusive
info@visiongymsports.com.au

04577 4887

NSW

Blue Mountains

 

Youthworks WROK Camps
Holiday 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.
1-12 years

holidaycamps@youthworks.net

02 8268 3393

NSW

Ryde and Northern Suburbs

2112

ABA Link Super Sitters Service
Specialist trained support workers for children and adolescents with a broad range of complex needs and, or developmental delays Interested in engaging with your child in 1:1 activities Fully supported with ready access to our experienced coordination unit
0-7 years
ASD, Developmental Delays, deaf, blind, physically and intellectuially disabled. Does not have capacity for very aggressive children.
enquiries@abalink.com.au

02 9411 4618

NSW

Bondi Junction, NSW

2020

Active Spot
Offering two intensive holidays during the school break, the aim of Active Spot's Intensive Holiday Therapy program is to fast track your child's progress through increasing the intensity of specific therapy, whilst the aim of Active Spots Intensive Trauma Informed program supports neurological connections for children finding daily life difficult post trauma.
All ages
Speech, trauma related mental and psychological issues
info@activespot.com.au

0414 543913

NSW

Dundas Valley

2117

Allowah Disability Services
Our 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.
2-4 years
Genetic or chromosomal disorders, birth trauma, cerebral palsy, head injuries, and conditions acquired after birth
admin@allowah.org.au

02 8877 3400

NSW

Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffsharbour

2444

Aussie Kids Adventure Camps
Weekend, overnight adventure camps as well as respite and five-day school holiday 'tour camps' (availability subject to COVID restriftions)
7-16 years
Autism, mental health, intellectual disabilities
aussiekidsadventurecamps@gmail.com

0422 089 635

NSW

Bensville

2251

Bensville Riding School
Appropriate for people of all ages with a disabiloity seeking equine therapy. Bensville also runs school holiday camps.
All ages
All disabilities
bookings@bensvilleridingschool.com.au

02 4368 2400

NSW

Castle Hill

2154

Grace Childrens Therapy
Intensive School Holiday Programs: Please contact us to find out when we will be running our programs.
5-12 years
ASD
info@graceot.com.au

1300 760 779

NSW

Northern Beaches

2010

Surf Life Saving
The Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Life Saving Club is hosting a special needs Nippers program free of charge to people of all ages with a disability. The club also runs Special Needs Intensive Camps over the school holidays.
All ages
All disabilities
slss@surflifesaving.net.au

02 8919 2137

NSW

Campbelltown 

2560

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. We have an Aboriginal Community Projects Engagement Officer.
1-7 years

information@mdservices.com.au

04621 8400

NSW

Penrith

2760

Ripples
Boost 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!!!

info@riverlink.org.au

02 9638 0999

NSW

Penrith

2750

Nepean Aquatic Centre
Private swim lessons for children with special needs held every Sunday between 11:00am- 2:30pm at Napean Aquatic Centre
0.5 - 17 years
Various
achievers@nepeanswim.com.au

0418 278 251

NSW

Riverview

2066

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.

ichc@riverview.nsw.edu.au

0448 450 320

NSW

Woy Woy (Peninsula and District)
Gosford

2256

Coast Community Connections
Coast Community Connections operates two Vacation Care programs at Gosford and Woy Woy on the Central Coast. .
5-12 years

communitycentre@cccl.com.au

02 4341 9333

NSW & VIC

Falls Creek, Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Perisher, Thredbo

3699, 3741, 2625, 2624

Disabled Winter Sports
Disabled Winter Sport Australia assists people of all ages with a disability learn how to ski and snowboard, offering adaptive equipment and volunteer guides. They operate throughout the ski season, including school holidays. To particiapte, you must register as a member.
All ages
All disabilities
info@disabledwintersport.com.au

1300 265 730

NSW, ACT

Allambie Heights
Kippax

Various

Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Teens adventure camp, Skill builders Intensive, Survivor Getaway, Intensive learn to swim.
5-25 years
Acquired brain injury ASD spectrum disorder Cerebral palsy Genetic conditions Global development delay Motor neurone disease Multiple sclerosis Muscular dystrophy Parkinson's disease Stroke
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

1300 888 378

NSW, ACT

Various locations across NSW & ACT

 

Code It Yourself
Camps 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. To reach out via email, access contact form on main website.
5-17 years
Disability Inclusive

1300 761 254

NSW, QLD

Byron Bay, Currumundi

4551, 2481

Autism Camp Australia
Autism Camp Australia is a five day four night respite and learning program designed to support families of Autistic people. The camps are disnged to provide kids with the oppportunity to partake in a ranger of recreational and therapy based activites, as well as give parents respite during the school holidays.
7-14 years
ASD levels 1, 2 and 3, under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM V)
Per location

02 6684 9304

NT

NT

Darwin Waterfront Precinct

0801

Darwin Waterfront
Darwin Waterfront is hosting a range of events over the school holidays and Christmas period. Although not targeted at children with a disability, all events hosted are inclusive of children with disabilities and welcome their families to come down and enjoy what they have to offer.
All ages
Disability Inclusive
darwinwaterfront@nt.gov.au

+61 8 8999 5155

NT

Darwin

0801

Darwin Family Life
Darwin Family Life is a local guide for families living in Darwin looking for events and activities to enjoy year round. Over the Christmas Holiday period, events can be found listed on their website that are inclusive of families and their special needs children.
All ages
Disability Inclusive
info@darwinfamilylife.com.au
 

QLD

QLD

Twin Waters QLD

Various

Apex Camps
Over 20 Activites 
5 - 17 years
all
admin@apexcamps.com.au

1300 122 677

QLD

Brighton

4017

Autism Queensland
 Programs 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.  
8-17 years
ASD
customerservice@autismqld.com.au

07 3631 6300  

QLD

Brisbane North, Toowoomba, Redland Bay/Capalaba

4000, 4350, 4165

AveGates
Based in Brisbane and Toowoomba, the program provides fun and engaging experiences for kids and teens throughout the school holidays. Avegates School Holiday Program activities include relaxed sensory and skill-building activities such as games, sports and arts and crafts.
5-17 years
Various
avegates.experience@multicap.org.au

1300 135 886

QLD

Brisbane

Various

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
Disability Inclusive
info@brisbanekids.com.au

410381952

QLD

Geham,

Various

Camp Cooby
Be 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!

All disabilities
info@campcooby.com.au

07 46966244

QLD

Wynnum 

Various

Carers Link-Camp Ability
Camp 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
info@carerslink.com.au

07 3901 1165 

QLD

Wynnum 

4207

Carers Link-Camp Gold Coast
CAMP ABILITY is a 4-day disability camp held during school holidays and are designed to provide a fun, safe holiday camp experience which focuses on physical and social interaction.
13-25 years
Various
info@carerslink.com.au

07 3901 1165 

QLD

Carinbundi

4670

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

07 4158 9600

QLD

Morayfield

4506

CFN
School holiday centre-based / community programs for children and teenagers. A trip away from home, experience something different and meet new friends. To contact via email, reach out via websites contact form
5-18 years
All disabilities

07 5432 3966

QLD

Various

Various

Day Dream Explorers
Day Dream Explorers work with families who have members with a disability to provide the ultimate holiday experience. With their decked out 4WD mini bus able to cater for a wide variety of needs, you have the flexability to plan the holiday of your dreams. Multiple families and book together for a get away to reduce costs, trips are customixable and flexible to meet your families/individual needs.
All ages
All disabilities
info@daydreamexplorers.com.au

0434 779 017

QLD

Nambour, Currimundi

4551

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

office@ipfs.org.au

07 5441 6600

QLD

Toowoomba

4350

Mindware Psychology
School holiday intensive programs available

contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au

07 4646 4953

QLD

Brisbane

4000

Museum of Brisbane
Museum of Brisbane has a jam packed School Holiday program full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! All Activities are inclusive of children with disabilities, although capacity to provide support is limited.
0-13 years

info@museumofbrisbane.com.au

07 3339 0800

QLD

brisbane

4000

Pools with Disability Access in Brisbane
Find pools with disability access around Brisabane.

info@brisbanekids.com.au

07 3277 8686

QLD

Thunderbird Park

 

School Camps QLD
Book now for SUMMER Holiday Camps! This is a mainstream holiday camp.
6-17 years

info@schoolcampsqld.com.au

0432 474 161

QLD

Various

Various

Silky Oak Support Services
Silky Oak Support Services is a disability service provider produly operated by two couples out of Brisbane. Over the Christmas season, every day of December Silk Oaks will be delivering a range of exciting activities from fishing, go karting, movie nights, theme park vists and more. Calendar will be updated monthly and activities will change. Support ratio is 1:1 or 1:2.
All ages
All disabilities
hq@silkyoaksupportservices.com.au
 
QLD

Various

3128

Surrey Park Swimming
Holiday 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.
5+ years

(ian@surreypark.org.au)

03 9898 8876

QLD

Birkdale, Capalaba

4159, 4157

Tea-Cup Cottage
Tea-Cup Cottage provides short and long stay respite for disabled children and adults, giving them the opportunity to play, learn and relax away from their usual routine. Care respite locations are open 24/7.
All ages
Various
info@tea-cupcottage.com

1800 832 287

QLD

Various

Various

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

enquiries@tag5.com.au

07 3216 8903

QLD

Chermside

 

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

contactus@wmq.org.au

1300 673 140

QLD

Brisbane

4000

What Works OT
Sense rugby and other school readiness programs
2+ years
ASD, Other

 

QLD

Bowen Hills
Victoria Point
Jamboree Heights
Acacia Ridge
Warwick

Various

YMCA Brisbane
Vacation Care is offerred at various locations.

brisbane@ymca.org.au

07 3253 1700

QLD

Various

Various

Disability Support Queensland

All ages

 

SA

SA

Melrose Park
Port Pirie
Salisbury

5000

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

ASD GDD Intellectiual disabilities
clientsupport.sa@benevolent.org.au

1800 236 762

SA

Golden Grove and other locations

5125

Home Fresh
Home Fresh Cooking is proud to host NDIS/Special Needs Cooking Classes for adults and children!
5+ years
Various
stephen@homefreshexperience.com.au

0466 158 453

SA

Adelaide

5238

Kids in Adelaide
Spring 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!
All ages
Disability Inclusive

 

SA

Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens, St Marys, Regency Park

5112

Novita Childrens 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.
5-12 years
Various
enquiries@novita.org.au

1300 668 482

SA

Monarto

 

United Abilities
Contact us for our school holidays options
All ages

admin@unitedabilities.org.au

0402 721 221

SA

Piccadilly

5151

Woodhouse Activity Centre
Woodside Activity Centre offers experience based group accommodation offering day camps, day adventures, overnight camping adventures and more to kids and families. Woodside is inclusive of children with special needs, such as ASD. For children requiring one on one support, families are welcome to bring along support workers and carers.
3-15 years
ASD, low level autism, children with special needs
info@woodhouse.org.au

08 8833 9333

SA

Kent Town,

5071

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

info@xlent.org.au

08 8165 2023

SA

Para West

5115

Adealaide North Special School
YMCA 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
adelaidenorthoshc@ymca.org.au

08 82002500

Hindmarsh
Woodville

 

Cara
Cara 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.
18 years & under
All disabilities
contact@cara.org.au

08 8347 4588

SA

Netley

5037

Autism SA
Autism 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.
5-12 years
ASD
admin@autismsa.org.au

1300 288 476

TAS

TAS

East Launceston, Moonah

7000, 7250

Li-Ve Tasmania
School holiday support for children living with disability and their siblings. The Holiday Zone offers fun, inclusion-focused activities for children living with disability and activities and peer support for siblings of children living with disability. Dates to be released.

hello@livetasmania.org

03 6227 5400

TAS

Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Somerset, Kingston, Ulverstone, George Town

7009

Mosaic Tasmania
School-aged children including Camps, School Holiday Activities, After School Options and Social Time Programs. Contact for info.

admin@mosaictas.org.au

03 6244 9444

TAS

Newstead

7250

Ability First Australia
Provide services that improve the quality of life to over 6,000 children and adults living with disability, as well as providing support to their families.
All ages
Various
society@stgiles.org.au

03 6345 7333

TAS

Lindisfarne

7015

Parkside Foundation
Fun 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.

enquiries@parkside.org.au

03 6243 6044

VIC

VIC

Various

3840, 3052

Latrobe City Council
Our HOP program provides opportunities for children with a disability to enjoy social and recreational experiences. Dates not yet released.
5-12 years

admin@icg.asn.au

03 5133 0700

VIC

Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

3179

Irabina Autism Services - Multi Sports
A 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 which target core strength, motor planning, spatial and body awareness, listening, waiting and social skills.

ASD

03 9720 1118

VIC

Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

3153

Irabina Autism Services - Tennis
A 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.
2-4 years
ASD

03 9720 1118

VIC

Mansfield

3724

Mansfield Autism Statewide Services
The 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
http://autismmansfield.org.au/contact-us/

03 5775 2876

VIC

Box Hill 

Various

YMCA
YMCA operates holiday escapes across Victoria, catering to people of all abilities.
All ages

ymcaescapes@ymca.org.au

03 8397 3111

VIC

South Morang Victoria

3752

Building Blocks Therapy Pty Ltd
We understand that for some families regular therapy during the term is very difficult to commit to and due to the long waiting lists we we often can’t offer family regular sessions . Book in for an intensive burst of therapy during the school holiday.
4-18 years
Various
info@buildingblockstherapy.com.au

03 9404 0338

VIC

Various

Various

Carers Quality Community Services
CQCS is running a five day school holiday program, including zoo and aquarium visits, theme park visits and more. Short term, supported accommodation is also available. Call or email for more information
5-17 years
All disabilities
info@carersquality.com

04 0259 7443

VIC

Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula and key regions in Victoria

Various

CareChoice
Our 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.
All ages
Various
complaints@carechoice.net.au

1300 737 942

VIC

Melbourne

Various

Deaf Children Australia
Circus Oz (Auslan)

deaf
info@deafchildren.org.au

1800 645 916

VIC

Shepparton

3632

Family Care
Family Care offer a wide range of assisted programs and recreational activities for children and young people with a disability. Some of the programs include School holiday activities, a camp program and social groups for young people.
4+ years
Various
intorec@familycare.net.au

03 5823 7041

VIC

Geelong West

3218

Gateways Support Services Inc
This 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+ years
ASD, ID and other disabilities
info@gateways.com.au

03 5221 2984

VIC

St Kilda Community Centre

3182

Giving Tree
Giving Tree is an all-inclusive holiday program for children between the ages of 3-6. The program will be for children with and without disabilities, to promote inclusion from a young age and foster a positive environment. Our programs focus on providing individual support to each participant, as we tailor our program to be accessible, so that everyone has a chance to join in, if they wish. Our participants, also known as “Explorers”, are encouraged to build social connections in a safe environment, through play. We explore many different types of activities within our program, such as sensory play, sport, interesting and stimulating arts and craft activities, mindfulness, song and dance and so much more.
3-6 years
All disabilities
info@givingtree.org.au

0421 345 979

VIC

Bendigo

3550

Interchage Loddon Mallee Region Inc.
Loddon-Mallee Region inc. is a registered NDIS support provider with over 30yrs experience in providing social, recreational, community and home support to individuals with a disability. In addition to hosting school holiday programs to students of their special needs schools, they also host a program for students not attending their schools.
4-12 years
Various
oshc@interchangelm.org.au

03 5441 1599

VIC

South Yarra

3121

Kamaruka
Allow boys another opportunity to develop skills such as camping, hiking, bush survival, cooking, surfing, and snorkelling. Offer the opportunity for social interaction, community sharing and the development of interpersonal skills. Contact for info.
8-15 years approx
ADHD ASD
info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

03 9826 0330

VIC

Various

Various

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

lnetworks@leisurenetworks.org

03 5222 3911 

VIC

Croydon, Croydon South

3434

Maroondah City Council

maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

03 9298 4598

VIC

Box Hill 

3128

Melbourne Child Development
Social skills programs
All ages
Disability Inclusive
info@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

03 9890 1062

VIC

Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Pascoe Vale

Various

Moreland City Council
Council 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

info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Various

VIC

Warrnambool

3280

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.
0-17 years

admin@mpower.org.au

03 5561 8111

VIC

Warrnambool

3280

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 support that promotes independence and have a fun, social and relaxing experience.
0-18 years

admin@mpower.org.au

03 5561 8112

VIC

Bakery Hill

3354

Pinarc Disability Support Inc
We 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

admin@pinarc.org.au

03 5329 1398

VIC

Ashwood, Moonee Ponds

3147

Spectrum Speech
School Holiday Workshops, Pirate Adventure, Girl Talk, Lego Connect
6-11 years

03 9885 0504

VIC

Frankston 

3199

Statewide Autistic Services Inc
SASI 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+ years
ASD
 enquiries@sasi.org.au

03 9773 6044

VIC

Werribee, Murrumbeena

3030, 3163

Swim 4 All
Swim 4 Life offers private and group lessons to children with special needs all year round and during school holidays, except for the Christmas holidays. Luckily this year, both the Werribee and Murrumbeena aquatic centres will be opening from the 4th of January 2021. Swim4All provides both group and privater lessons, both of which run on a weekly basis.
3 - 12 years
Various
swim4all@swim4all.com.au

03 9742 5000

VIC

Abbotsford
fitzroy
richmond

Various

Yarracity Council
From art galleries of all kinds, to parks, the Yarra River and the historic Abbotsford Convent, there is something for everyone. 

info@yarracity.vic.gov.au 

03 9205 5555

VIC

newtown

3220

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 avaialable - see rates.
5-18 years

shp.geelong@ymca.org.au

03 5223 2714

VIC

Various: check for location

Various

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.

03 8371 0500

VIC

South Morang​

3752

Ymca Whittlesea
YMCA 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, opportunity 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+ years

whittlesea@ymca.org.au

03 9407 6200

VIC

Various locations in VIC

3156

After The Bell
We 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+ years
All disabilities
admin@afterthebell.com.au

03 9758 6744

VIC

hawthon,preston

3072, 3515

Australian Camps Association
People 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.
6-18 years
Physical or intellectual disabilities
peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au

03 9863 6824

VIC

Noble Park

3192

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+ years
Disability Inclusive
bayside@fitnessforfun.com.au

03 9077 5104

VIC

Mt Eliza

3930

Disability Sport and Recreation
DSR kids is running a summer camp (and winter camp!) for young people with a disability located at the YMCA Camp in Manyung. At ther camp, participants will have the opportunity to make friends, increase their independence, learn new skills and improve wellbeing. Expressions of interest for 2021 are open now. Dates TBC
7-17 years
All disabilities
info@dsr.org.au

03 9473 0158

VIC

Main Ridge

3928

Bare Foot Therapists
Barefoot Therapists hosts an extensive variety of programs over the school holidays, from recreation and social groups to equine therapy, cooking groups, bike riding and rural therapy. Due to Covid, programs are not running during 2020, however a special program is being finalised for 2021. Jump onto their Facebook page to stay updated.
5-17 years
Various
admin@barefoottherapists.com.au

03 59811120

VIC

Geelong

3220

HIFA
School holiday program on multiple days in the school holidays, strive to meet a range of interests by providing a variety of activities. Days are 5-8hrs in length. Program runs Jan-June. 2021 program not yet released.
5-17 years
High Functioning Autism attending mainstream schools
hifageelong@gmail.com
 
VIC

Portsea

3944

Portsea MAD camp
Participants are matched in age, friendship groups or particular interests. 
All ages

reception@theportseacamp.com.au

03 5984 2333

WA

WA

Bindoon

 

Edmund Rice
Edmund 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

info@edmundricecampswa.com.au

041 444 1844

WA

Wanneroo

6065

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.
5-17 years
Disability Inclusive
info@familysupportwa.org.au

08 9206 3400

WA

Salter Point

6152

KZ Speech
The 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).
2-12 years
Various
info@kzspeech.com.au

08 9450 6939

WA

Joonadalup

 

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

https://www.perthealthcare.com.au/contact/

0418 750 524

WA

TBA

 

Senses Australia
Senses Australia’s offers a range of services available over the school holidys, from workshops, events and support groups to respite and support for siblings!
24 years & under

camps@senses.org.au

0421 339 653 

WA

Perth

6000

Surf Heros
Surf Heros hosts free surf events and private lessons (for a fee) for children with autism. See their Facebook page for event updates, or contact them directly to book a private lesson.
5+ years
Autism
info@oceanheroes.com.au
 
WA

Various

 

WA Cricket Association (WACA)
During the school holidays, the Perth Scorchers are hosting a school holiday program that is inclusive of children of all abilities, including those with a disability. Outside of school holidays, various WACA clubs support cricket programs for children and adults with a disability. For more info on the Perth Scorchers, head to this address: https://www.playcricket.com.au/club-finder/club-details?Id=31894
4+ years
Various
reception@waca.com.au

08 9265 7222

WA

East Victoria Park

6101

Wa Disabled Sports Association
Calendar 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.

reception@wadsa.org.au

08 9470 1442

WA

Malaga

6101

Autism Alliance
School 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!
3-16 years
ASD and other disabilities
reception@autismalliance.com.au

08 9249 2063

WA

Shenton Park
East Fremantle
Joondalup
Midland
Gosnells

6008, 6056, 6158, 6027, 6110

Autism Association Of WA
These 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. For respite and other school holiday programs see the following links: https://www.autism.org.au/our-services/school-aged/holiday-groups/ (School Holiday Group), https://www.autism.org.au/our-services/school-aged/short-breaks-children... (respite)
0-7 years
ASD
autismwa@autism.org.au

08 9489 8900

WA

Freemantle

 

Spectrum Space (Autism West)
Caters 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
info@autismwest.org.au

08 9431 2111

WA

Osborne Park

Various

Kids' Camps Inc
Cahoots 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.
5+ years

info@cahoots.org.au

1300 103 880

WA

Perth

6701

Helping Minds Australia
We 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 Ilness
info@helpingminds.org.au

08 9427 7100

WA

Perth

 

Workpower
We 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

info@workpower.asn.au

1800 610 665


 

Creative Kids Voucher (NSW)

The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the new Creative Kids program.

Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school.

The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and tuition costs for creative arts, speech, drama, dance, digital design, coding, and music lessons and activities.

The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.

COVID-19 brought updates to the voucher's use as follows: 

  • Cultural and creative activities that support the 2020 school curriculum,
  • Activities and programs delivered online, and
  • Creative supplies, equipment and materials through approved Creative Kids providers.

Find Creative Kids Registered Providers

*to find online options select the "Only show online programs" option

 

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