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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

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

Various
National

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

Various
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

Nationwide
National

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

Various
National

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.

1800 864 846

ask@uniting.org

Gordon 
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

Travengers

Travengers was created to give opportunities to young people who want to live life like everyone else - but not always getting the chance. Tavengers connects young, like minded people across Australia to travel with social support. Travengers offers day trips and social outings as well. All travellers welcome to bring along their own support person! Travengers is flexible and accommodating.

15-35

ASD, level 1 & 2 Autism, mild intellectual disability

0452597720

agnes@travengers.com.au

National

 

ACT

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

02 6293 6500

admin@commsatwork.org

Tuggeranong, Gungahlin
ACT

Forward 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, cooking classes and much more available to book through their platform.

5+ years

Autism, various other disabilities

02 6231 7226

forwardtothefuture@outlook.com

Various
ACT

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

02 6282 2644

info@wcs.org.au

Woden
ACT

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 404

Deakin 
ACT

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

1300 797 443

info@disabilitytrust.org.au

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

ACT

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

1300 888 378

ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Allambie Heights
Kippax
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

 

Various locations across NSW & ACT
ACT

 

NSW

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

1300 797 443

info@disabilitytrust.org.au

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

NSW

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 intellectually disabled. Does not have capacity for very aggressive children.

02 9411 4618

enquiries@abalink.com.au

Ryde and Northern Suburbs
NSW

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

0414 543913

info@activespot.com.au

Bondi Junction, NSW
NSW

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

02 8877 3400

admin@allowah.org.au

Dundas Valley
NSW

Aussie Kids Adventure Camps

Weekend, overnight adventure camps as well as respite and five-day school holiday 'tour camps' (availability subject to COVID restrictions)

7-16 years

Autism, mental health, intellectual disabilities

0422 089 635

aussiekidsadventurecamps@gmail.com

Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour
NSW

Bensville Riding School

Appropriate for people of all ages with a disability seeking equine therapy. Bensville also runs school holiday camps.

all ages

All disabilities

02 4368 2400

bookings@bensvilleridingschool.com.au

Bensville

NSW

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 indigenous 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

 

Kempsey
NSW

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (Hydrotherapy Program)

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance's Hydrotherapy programs 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 CPAs Allambie Heights campus.

1+ years

Cerebral Palsy, Autism

1300 888 378

ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Allambie Heights

NSW

City of Parramatta

Free school holiday programs - Summer not yet released.

5-16 years

Disability Inclusive

1300 617 058

Council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Parramatta
NSW

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.

02 4321 1022

reception@coastlink.org.au

Wyong
NSW

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

 

Woolloomooloo
NSW

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

02 6883 2300

info@dnc.org.au 

Dubbo
NSW

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

02 9622 8500

support@growingearlyminds.org.au

Blacktown
NSW

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

0456 003 435

admin@icg.asn.au

Roselands
NSW

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

 

Various
NSW

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 our 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

1300 072 757

parks.accessibility@environment.nsw.gov.au

Kamay Botany Bay NP, Dorrigo NP, Kosciuszko NP
NSW

Nereids Special Needs

Offer private swim lessons/ swim school for people with disabilities at their home pool.

all ages

All disabilities

0415 914 443 ENROL 0415914443

info@nereids.com.au

Various across Sydney/Greater Sydney area
NSW

Northcott Campbelltown

Dec school holiday program not yet released.

1800 818 286

northcott@northcott.com.au

Campbelltown 
NSW

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

1300 434 434

council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Manly
NSW

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

 

Various
NSW

Participate Australia

After school and school holidays activities.

3-17 years

Various

0412 993 705

enquiries@participateaustralia.com.au

Croydon
NSW

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.

02 9362-9297

support@quirkykid.com.au

Woollahra
NSW

Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club

The RSAC is an NDIS Registered organisation providing leisure activities, 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

02 9790 5001

rsaclub@bigpond.net.au

Bankstown
NSW

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

0423 700 630

hello@runstem.com.au

Lidcombe, Doonside, Baulkham Hills and Marayong
NSW

Skills 4 Life

National Parks NSW now provides TrailRider, an all terrain wheelchair free of charge for people of all ages wanting to experience what our 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.

8-18 years

02 9622 1823

skills4life@aue.salvationarmy.org

Blacktown
NSW

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

02 4739 0267

contact@skillsforkids.com.au

Penrith
NSW

Sport NSW

Contact each location for support options.

13 13 02

Various
NSW

Studio Alessa

School Holiday Workshops

02 4604 9855

info@studioalessia.com.au

Smeaton Grange
NSW

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

1300 588 688

enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

Sunnyfield
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/

Various locations across NSW
NSW

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

02 9714 7500

aquaticcentre@sopa.nsw.gov.au

Sydney Olympic Park
NSW

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

0427189567

anna@outlookecotherapy.com

Terrigal
NSW

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

04577 4887

info@visiongymsports.com.au

South Windsor
NSW

Disabled Winter Sports

Disabled Wintersport 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 participate, you must register as a member.

all ages

All disabilities

1300 265 730

info@disabledwintersport.com.au

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

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

1300 888 378

ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Allambie Heights
Kippax
NSW

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

Various locations across NSW & ACT
NSW

Improved disability services

Group activities include: Teen Time. Acti-Link, Wild Weekend Adventure (ages 12+), Finally it’s Friday Social Club, Sunday Funday, Improved Treasure Hunters, Day to Day Living, Abilities and Wellbeing Active Group, Life Skills improvement program

7+

All disabilities!

1300 587 808

services@improvedservices.com.au

Central coast, lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter
NSW

Angel House

Relaxation, meditation and craft (jewelry making) as well as other activities. Running on the 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th of April

5+

All disabilities

0421 375 074

info@angelhouseaustralia.com

Western Sydney, Northmead
NSW

Travengers

Amazing hoiliday getaways (short trips and social groups) across Australia. Check out their website for more details!

17+

Level 1/2 Autism

452597720

agnes@travengers.com.au

Travel East Coast wide, Travengers HQ based in Northern Beaches, Sydney
NSW

Opengate Institute

“Girls with Autism”and ‘Inamojo with Miss Meaghan’ (0426264220) groups (OOHC) running in April. Keep an eye out for these amazing groups that are on their way as well...“Boys with Autism” being creative and building skills, Parenting Kids with Disabilities, Parenting Groups (BUGK), Self-Care Groups for Support Workers & more!

5-9yrs

Autism

0412 534 690

opengateinstitute@bigpond.com

Richmond
NSW

Disability, Mobility and Services

Suit outdoor and indoor play. Fun, education environment, opportunity to socialise and make new friends. Mainstream kids take part & help out with activities to promote social inclusion and confidence among disabled people. Also a surprise incursion during the school holidays, is suitably supervised to ensure the safety of all participants and support staff. Individual plans able on request.

(0)492 034 087

info@disabilitymobility.com.au

Kogarah
NSW

Pride Connect

winter school vocation day program

44329

(0)414778493

john.leong@prideconnect.com.au

Kingsgrove
NSW

 

NT

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

+61 8 8999 5155

darwin waterfront@nt.gov.au

Darwin Waterfront Precinct
NT

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

Darwin
NT

 

QLD

Apex Camps

Apex offer's a June School Holiday Program at their Sunshine Coast campus on the 28th & 29th of June 2021

5 - 17 years

all

1300 122 677

admin@apexcamps.com.au

Twin Waters QLD
QLD

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

07 3631 6300  

customerservice@autismqld.com.au

Brighton
QLD

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

1300 135 886

avegates.experience@multicap.org.au

Brisbane North, Toowoomba, Redland Bay/Capalaba
QLD

Brisbane City (inclusive and mainstream)

Run, jump and fly with acrobatics, gymnastics, teamwork and games.  Learn, improve and master skills while making friends!

5-12 years

Disability Inclusive

410381952

info@brisbanekids.com.au

Brisbane
QLD

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

07 46966244

info@campcooby.com.au

Geham,
QLD

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

07 3901 1165 

info@carerslink.com.au

Wynnum 
QLD

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

Morayfield
QLD

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 minibus able to cater for a wide variety of needs, you have the flexibility to plan the holiday of your dreams. Multiple families and book together for a get away to reduce costs, trips are customizable and flexible to meet your families/individual needs.

all ages

All disabilities

0434 779 017

info@daydreamexplorers.com.au

Various
QLD

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

07 5441 6600

office@ipfs.org.au

Nambour, Currimundi
QLD

Mindware Psychology

School holiday intensive programs available

07 4646 4953

contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au

Toowoomba
QLD

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

07 3339 0800

info@museumofbrisbane.com.au

Brisbane
QLD

Pools with Disability Access in Brisbane

Find pools with disabled access around Brisbane.

07 3277 8686

info@brisbanekids.com.au

brisbane
QLD

School Camps QLD

Book now for SUMMER Holiday Camps! This is a mainstream holiday camp.

6-17 years

0432 474 161

info@schoolcampsqld.com.au

Thunderbird Park
QLD

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 visits 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

Various
QLD

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

03 9898 8876

(ian@surreypark.org.au)

Various
QLD

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

1800 832 287

info@tea-cupcottage.com

Birkdale, Capalaba
QLD

Tag 5 Camps

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

07 3216 8903

enquiries@tag5.com.au

Various
QLD

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

1300 673 140

contactus@wmq.org.au

Chermside
QLD

What Works OT

Sense rugby and other school readiness programs

2+ years

ASD, Other

 

Brisbane
QLD

YMCA Brisbane

Vacation Care is offered at various locations.

07 3253 1700

brisbane@ymca.org.au

Bowen Hills
Victoria Point
Jamboree Heights
Acacia Ridge
Warwick
QLD

Ninja School Holiday Program

Skill development, kindergym, trick & tumble, ninja gymnastics school holiday programs

44242

0432 813 446

info@gymsportsfnq.com.au

93-99 Robert Rd, Bentley Park,
QLD

Memba Care

african culture exposure through disability. Has Afrobeat dance class, Afro music, Afro drumming, Afro hair braiding & makeup classes.

all disabilities

(0)452243711

info@membacare.com.au

Ipswich (+across Brisbane)
QLD

 

SA

Adelaide 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

08 82002500

adelaidenorthoshc@ymca.org.au

Para West
SA

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

1300 288 476

admin@autismsa.org.au

Netley
SA

Home Fresh

Home Fresh Cooking is proud to host NDIS/Special Needs Cooking Classes for adults and children!

5+ years

Various

0466 158 453

stephen@homefreshexperience.com.au

Golden Grove and other locations
SA

Inclusive Directions

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

ASD GDD Intellectual disabilities

1800 236 762

clientsupport.sa@benevolent.org.au

Melrose Park
Port Pirie
Salisbury
SA

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

Adelaide
SA

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.

5-12 years

Various

1300 668 482

enquiries@novita.org.au

Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens, St Marys, Regency Park
SA

United Abilities

Contact us for our school holidays options

all ages

0402 721 221

admin@unitedabilities.org.au

Monarto
SA

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

08 8833 9333

info@woodhouse.org.au

Piccadilly
SA

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

08 8165 2023

info@xlent.org.au

Kent Town,
SA

Connect Diversity Services

outdoor activities: bike rides, go for a drive to the hills and go for a nature walk, play some classic outdoor games, setting up canvas for drawing and painting, rock painting, go to the local park for picnic. indoor activities: balloon volleyball, sorting out some puzzles, learn how to make play dough, learning how to cook (strictly supervised by staff), Living Room campout, art and crafts, painting etc.

44393

all disabilities

61404438399

kkiden@connectdiversity.com.au

Port Adelaide
SA

Two minds counselling services

inclusive cooking classes,build confidence, independent, capacity & cooking skills. Socialize & have fun with others.

age 8+

all inclusive

(0)459831573

tina@twomindscounsellingservices.com.au

Gawler
SA

 

TAS

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

03 6345 7333

society@stgiles.org.au

Newstead
TAS

Mosaic Tasmania

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

03 6244 9444

admin@mosaictas.org.au

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

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.

03 6243 6044

enquiries@parkside.org.au

Lindisfarne
TAS

 

VIC

Disabled Winter Sports

Disabled Wintersport 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 participate, you must register as a member.

all ages

All disabilities

1300 265 730

info@disabledwintersport.com.au

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

After The Bell

We cater for children 5-12 years of age (mainstream programs) and 5-15 years (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

03 9758 6744

admin@afterthebell.com.au

Various locations in VIC
VIC

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

03 9863 6824

people outdoors@auscamps.asn.au

hawthorn,preston
VIC

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

03 9077 5104

bayside@fitnessforfun.com.au

Noble Park
VIC

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

03 9404 0338

info@buildingblockstherapy.com.au

South Morang Victoria
VIC

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

04 0259 7443

info@carersquality.com

Various
VIC

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

1300 737 942

complaints@carechoice.net.au

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

Deaf Children Australia

Circus Oz (Auslan)

deaf

1800 645 916

info@deafchildren.org.au

Melbourne
VIC

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

03 5823 7041

intorec@familycare.net.au

Shepparton
VIC

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

03 5221 2984

info@gateways.com.au

Geelong West
VIC

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

0421 345 979

info@givingtree.org.au

St Kilda Community Centre
VIC

Irabina Autism Services - (Camps)

Bounce, Social Club & Movie, Dance, Cooking, Lego, Minecraft, Sports & games camps

ASD

03 9720 1118

Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

VIC

Interchange 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

03 5441 1599

oshc@interchangelm.org.au

Bendigo
VIC

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

Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

VIC

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

03 9826 0330

info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

South Yarra
VIC

Latrobe City Council

Our HOP program provides opportunities for children with a disability to enjoy social and recreational experiences. Gardening, Music, Arts & crafts and cooking, bowling, & craft programs

5-12 years

03 5133 0700

admin@icg.asn.au

Various
VIC

Leisure Networks

A huge range of activities available from football to disco. Includes weekends away, social Saturdays and School holiday activities.

all ages

03 5222 3911 

lnetworks@leisurenetworks.org

Various
VIC

Maroondah City Council

03 9298 4598

maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Croydon, Croydon South
VIC

Melbourne Child Development

Social skills programs

all ages

Disability Inclusive

03 9890 1062

info@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

Box Hill 
VIC

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

Various

info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Pascoe Vale
VIC

Mpower Inc.

Fully supported weekends away. Hiking in the beautiful Grampians, helping the group learn about budgeting and 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

03 5561 8112

admin@mpower.org.au

Warrnambool
VIC

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

03 5329 1398

admin@pinarc.org.au

Bakery Hill
VIC

Portsea MAD camp

Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Beach Games, Hut Building, Kayaking, Raft Building Team Games, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Sports clinics

44420

03 5984 2333

reception@theportseacamp.com.au

Portsea
VIC

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

03 9773 6044

 enquiries@sasi.org.au

Frankston 
VIC

Fully supported weekends away. Hiking in the beautiful Grampians, helping the group learn about budgeting and 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.

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

03 9205 5555

info@yarracity.vic.gov.au 

Abbotsford
fitzroy
richmond
VIC

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

03 5223 2714

shp.geelong@ymca.org.au

newtown
VIC

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

 

Various: check for location
VIC

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

03 9407 6200

whittlesea@ymca.org.au

South Morang​
VIC

 

WA

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

08 9249 2063

reception@autismalliance.com.au

Malaga
WA

Autism Association Of WA - Holiday sports academy

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)

44389

ASD

08 9489 8900

autismwa@autism.org.au

Shenton Park
East Fremantle
Joondalup
Midland
Gosnells
WA

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

08 9431 2111

info@autismwest.org.au

Freemantle
WA

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

041 444 1844

info@edmundricecampswa.com.au

Bindoon
WA

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

08 9206 3400

info@familysupportwa.org.au

Wanneroo
WA

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 Illness

08 9427 7100

info@helpingminds.org.au

Perth
WA

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

1300 103 880

info@cahoots.org.au

Osborne Park
WA

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

08 9450 6939

info@kzspeech.com.au

Salter Point
WA

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.

0418 750 524

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

Joonadalup
WA

Senses Australia

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

24 years & under

0421 339 653 

camps@senses.org.au

TBA
WA

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

Perth
WA

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

08 9265 7222

reception@waca.com.au

Various
WA

Wa Disabled Sports Association

Fully supported weekends away. Hiking in the beautiful Grampians, helping the group learn about budgeting and 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.

08 9470 1442

reception@wadsa.org.au

East Victoria Park
WA

Therapy Inc

school holiday program: food group and social groups

ages 4-12

08 6371 8830

info@therapyinc.com.au

Cockburn Central
WA

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

08 8347 4588

contact@cara.org.au

Hindmarsh
Woodville

 

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. 

* Check current availability due to COVID

Event Cinemas           

National

Village CinemasNational
Hoyts Cinemas

Open-Closed Caption

National - Check by location

Wallis CinemasSA - Mitcham, Mt Barker, Noarlunga, Piccadilly, Mildura
Grand CinemasWA - Armadale, Bunbury, Currambine, Cygnet, Joondalup, Warwick

 

 

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: 

  • 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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