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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

Various
National

Per location
Per location

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

Various
National

daffy@disabledsurfers.org

Skills and Thrills

Skills and thrills offer an extensive range of activities for kids to participate in during the school holidays. Book and pay through their website. These activities are not targeted towards children with a disability but may be disability-inclusive.

5-17 years

Disability Inclusive

Various
National

letschat@skillsandthrills.com.au

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

National

lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au

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

Various
National

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
info@starfishnippers.com.au

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.

Various
National

 lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au

Uniting Care (NATIONAL)

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

National

1800 864 846
ask@uniting.org

YMCA (vacation care finder)

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

5 – 12 years

National

03 8371 0500

Gymnastics Australia

At clubs across the nation, Gymnastics Australia offers a variety of programs for children with disabilities. These differ 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
National
 

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

Various
NSW, ACT

1300 761 254

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

Allambie Heights, Kippax
NSW, ACT

1300 888 378
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

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

Various
NSW, ACT

1300 761 254

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

Tuggeranong, Gungahlin
ACT

02 6293 6500
admin@commsatwork.org

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

Various
ACT

02 6231 7226
forwardtothefuture@outlook.com

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

Woden
ACT

02 6282 2644
info@wcs.org.au

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.

Deakin 
ACT

02 6242 4040

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

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

1300 797 443
info@disabilitytrust.org.au

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

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

1300 797 443
info@disabilitytrust.org.au

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

Bondi Junction
NSW

0414 543913
info@activespot.com.au

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

Dundas Valley
NSW

02 8877 3400
admin@allowah.org.au

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

Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffsharbour
NSW

0422 089 635
aussiekidsadventurecamps@gmail.com

Autism Community Network

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

18 years & under

ASD

Beverly Hills, Merrylands, Illawong, West Pennant Hills
NSW

02 9543 9036
info@autismcommunity.org.au

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

Bensville
NSW

02 4368 2400
bookings@bensvilleridingschool.com.au

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 CPA's Allambie Heights campus.

1+ years

Cerebral Palsy, Autism

Allambie Heights
NSW

1300 888 378
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

City of Parramatta

Free school holiday programs - Summer not yet released.

5-16 years

Disability Inclusive

Parramatta
NSW

1300 617 058
Council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Coast Community Connections

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

5-12 years

Woy Woy (Peninsula and District), Gosford
NSW

02 4341 9333
communitycentre@cccl.com.au

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.

Wyong
NSW

02 4321 1022
reception@coastlink.org.au

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

Woolloomooloo
NSW

‍1300 26 33 22

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

Berkeley Vale, Woy Woy, & Wyong for Swim Program, Central Coast for a mobile swim.
NSW

natalie@crocstarsswimschool.com.au

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

Dubbo
NSW

02 6883 2300
info@dnc.org.au

Early Ed

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

All ages

Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, Hastings, Hunter Region, Central Coast, Sydney, South Coast
NSW

02 9923 2727
midnorthcoastdisabledsurfers@outlook.com

Friendis

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

7+ years

ASD, Down Syndrome

Marayong
NSW

0417 854 235
contact@friendis.org

Grace Childrens Therapy

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

5-12 years

ASD

Castle Hill
NSW

1300 760 779
info@graceot.com.au

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

Blacktown
NSW

02 9622 8500
support@growingearlyminds.org.au

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 when available.

4-17 years

ASD, behavioural/ emotional/ communication challenges and mental health issues. Capacity will depend on staff availability and the severity of challenges

Wombarra
NSW

0420990234
info@healpsychology.com

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

Brookvale
NSW

02 9938 5419
admin@kids-first.com.au

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

Roselands
NSW

0456 003 435
admin@icg.asn.au

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

Various
NSW

1300 75 72 76

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.

Naremburn
NSW

02 8065 4284
contact@luzallabilities.com.au

Macarthur Disability Services Ltd.

is a program that runs 8am – 4pm (Monday to Friday) during the school holidays). Our program facilitators engage the children in fun, age-appropriate, creative, and recreational & leisure programs that are fully supervised. We have an Aboriginal Community Projects Engagement Officer.

1-7 years

Campbelltown 
NSW

04621 8400
information@mdservices.com.au

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

Unanderra, Towradgi, Western Suburbs, Woollongong
NSW

(Unanderra offie: 02 4272 7272, Towradgi office: 02 4285 1666)
enquiry@mckeonswimming.com.au

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

Kamay Botany Bay NP, Dorrigo NP, Kosciusko NP
NSW

1300 072 757
parks.accessibility@environment.nsw.gov.au

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

Penrith
NSW

0418 278 251
achievers@nepeanswim.com.au

Nereids Special Needs

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

All ages

All disabilities

Various across Sydney/Greater Sydney area
NSW

0415 914 443
ENROL
0415914443
info@nereids.com.au

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

Manly
NSW

02 9977 6180
admin@northsteyneslsc.com.au

Northcott Campbeltown

Dec school holiday program not yet released.

Campbelltown 
NSW

1800 818 286
northcott@northcott.com.au

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

Manly
NSW

1300 434 434
council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Office of Sport (NSW Government)

Mainstream sports camps around NSW that would require a support worker if needs were high. Contact each location.

7-12 years

Disability Inclusive

Various
NSW

13 13 02

Participate Australia

After school and school holidays activities.

3-17 years

Various

Croydon
NSW

0412 993 705
enquiries@participateaustralia.com.au

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.

Woollahra
NSW

02 9362-9297
support@quirkykid.com.au

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

Bankstown
NSW

02 9790 5001
rsaclub@bigpond.net.au

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!!!

Penrith
NSW

02 9638 0999
info@riverlink.org.au

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

Lidcombe, Doonside, Baulkham Hills and Marayong
NSW

0423 700 630
hello@runstem.com.au

Royal Far West

Royal Far West provides 4 day, 3 nights health and wellbeing camps created specifically to help families from rural and remote areas access therapeutic services and help children develop important life skills. Due to COVID, rural camps are not operating, but the Manly Windmill camp in Sydney's North will be running as planned.

2-12 years

ASD, intellectual disability, developmental or global delay

Manly
NSW

1800 500 061

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

Blacktown
NSW

02 9622 1823
skills4life@aue.salvationarmy.org

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
Penrith
NSW

02 4739 0267
contact@skillsforkids.com.au

Sony Camp NSW (Pymble)

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

5-12 years

Pymble
NSW

02 9855 7741
sonycamp@pymblelc.nsw.edu.au

Sony Foundation Camp NSW (Riverview)

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

Riverview
NSW

0448 450 320
ichc@riverview.nsw.edu.au

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. The session includes one sibling, 2 pax max. SOLD OUT for Jan 2021, taking enrolments from December 1st 2020 for the following year.

5-17 years

Kellyville Ridge
NSW

0417 289 965
sarah@spectrumfw.com

Sport NSW

Contact each location for support options.

Various
NSW

13 13 02

St Anthonys Family Care

The Vacation Care program offers children a wide range of experiences such as visits to the Sydney Aquarium, IMAX, Symbio Wildlife Park, Taronga Zoo and Museum exhibitions. We also participate in visits to local parks, bushwalking, movies, swimming, ferry days and sports days.

Croydon 
NSW

02 9747 5782
enquiries@safc.org.au

Studio Alessa

School Holiday Workshops

Smeaton Grange
NSW

02 4604 9855
info@studioalessia.com.au

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
+A69
Sunnyfield
NSW

1300 588 688
enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

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

Northern Beaches
NSW

02 8919 2137
slss@surflifesaving.net.au

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

Various locations across NSW
NSW

https://surfingthespectrum.org/contact/

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

Sydney Olympic Park
NSW

02 9714 7500
aquaticcentre@sopa.nsw.gov.au

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

Terrigal
NSW

0427189567
anna@outlookecotherapy.com

Unisson Disability Service

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

5-17 years

Merrylands, Blacktown
NSW

1300 266 222
hello@unisson.org.au

SNAP

Waiting on Summer Holiday information. Contact SNAP.

6-18 years

Murrook, Wollstonecraft
NSW

0448 606 789
butchhays@snapprograms.org.au

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 playtime in the afternoons when the gym is quieter. Gym Sports' January school holiday program is open for registrations now!

5-17 years

Disability inclusive

South Windsor
NSW

04577 4887
info@visiongymsports.com.au

Youthworks WROK Camps

Holiday camp for teenagers who have disabilities with a Christian influence. It is five days filled with friends, laughing, dancing, singing, rock climbing, catapults and heaps more.

1-12 years

Blue Mountains
NSW

02 8268 3393
holidaycamps@youthworks.net

Disabled Winter Sports

Disabled Winter Sport Australia assists people of all ages with a disability to 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

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

1300 265 730
info@disabledwintersport.com.au

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

Allambie Heights, Kippax
NSW, ACT

1300 888 378
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

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 the main website.

5-17 years

Disability Inclusive

Various
NSW, ACT

1300 761 254

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

Allambie Heights, Kippax
NSW, ACT

1300 888 378
ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au

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 the main website.

5-17 years

Disability Inclusive

Various
NSW, ACT

1300 761 254

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 designed to provide kids with the opportunity to partake in a ranger of recreational and therapy based activities, 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)

Byron Bay, Currumundi
NSW, QLD

02 6684 9304
Per location

NT

Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Waterfront is hosting a range of events over the school holidays and the 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

Darwin Waterfront Precinct
NT

+61 8 8999 5155
darwinwaterfront@nt.gov.au

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

Darwin
NT

info@darwinfamilylife.com.au

QLD

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 designed to provide kids with the opportunity to partake in a ranger of recreational and therapy based activities, 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)

Byron Bay, Currumundi
NSW, QLD

02 6684 9304
Per location

Apex Camps

Over 20 Activities 

5 - 17 years

All disabilities

Twin Waters
QLD

1300 122 677
admin@apexcamps.com.au

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

Brighton
QLD

07 3631 6300  
customerservice@autismqld.com.au

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

Brisbane North, Toowoomba, Redland Bay/Capalaba
QLD

1300 135 886
avegates.experience@multicap.org.au

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

Brisbane
QLD

410381952
info@brisbanekids.com.au

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

Geham
QLD

07 46966244
info@campcooby.com.au

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

Wynnum 
QLD

07 3901 1165 
info@carerslink.com.au

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

Wynnum 
QLD

07 3901 1165 
info@carerslink.com.au

Carinbundi

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

Carinbundi
QLD

07 4158 9600

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

Morayfield
QLD

07 5432 3966

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 getaway to reduce costs, trips are customisable and flexible to meet your families/individual needs.

All ages

All disabilities

Various
QLD

0434 779 017
info@daydreamexplorers.com.au

Disability Support Queensland

all ages

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.

Teens

Nambour, Currimundi
QLD

07 5441 6600
office@ipfs.org.au

Mindware Psychology

School holiday intensive programs available

Toowoomba
QLD

07 4646 4953
contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au

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

Brisbane
QLD

07 3339 0800
info@museumofbrisbane.com.au

Pools with Disability Access in Brisbane

Find pools with disability access around Brisbane.

Brisbane
QLD

07 3277 8686
info@brisbanekids.com.au

School Camps QLD

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

6-17 years

Thunderbird Park
QLD

0432 474 161
info@schoolcampsqld.com.au

Silky Oak Support Services

Silky Oak Support Services is a disability service provider proudly 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. The calendar will be updated monthly and activities will change. Support ratio is 1:1 or 1:2.

All ages

All disabilities

Various
QLD

hq@silkyoaksupportservices.com.au

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

Various
QLD

03 9898 8876
ian@surreypark.org.au

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

Birkdale, Capalaba
QLD

1800 832 287
info@tea-cupcottage.com

Tag 5 Camps

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

Various
QLD

07 3216 8903
enquiries@tag5.com.au

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
Chermside
QLD

1300 673 140
contactus@wmq.org.au

What Works OT

Sense rugby and other school readiness programs

2+ years

ASD, Other

Brisbane
QLD http://www.kids-ot.com.au/contact.html

YMCA Brisbane

Vacation Care is offered at various locations.

Bowen Hills, Victoria Point, Jamboree Heights, Acacia Ridge, Warwick
QLD

07 3253 1700
brisbane@ymca.org.au

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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 8, am and 6pm during school holidays.

5-17 years

Intellectual Disabilities, ASD

Para West
SA

08 82002500
adelaidenorthoshc@ymca.org.au

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

Netley
SA

1300 288 476
admin@autismsa.org.au

Home Fresh

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

5+ years

Various

Golden Grove and other locations
SA

0466 158 453
stephen@homefreshexperience.com.au

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

Melrose Park, Port Pirie, Salisbury
SA

1800 236 762
clientsupport.sa@benevolent.org.au

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

Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens, St Marys, Regency Park
SA

1300 668 482
enquiries@novita.org.au

United Abilities

Contact us for our school holidays options

All ages

Monarto
SA

0402 721 221
admin@unitedabilities.org.au

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, children with special needs

Piccadilly
SA

08 8833 9333
info@woodhouse.org.au

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

Kent Town
SA

08 8165 2023
info@xlent.org.au

Cara

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

Evanston, South Australia

08 8347 4588
admin@jumpinso.com

Jump In Support Options

inclusive camps program for adults and children with complex disabilities.
All ages

All disabilities

Hindmarsh, Woodville South Australia

Find the best contact phone number
admin@jumpinso.com

TAS

Ability First Australia

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

All ages

Various

Newstead
TAS

03 6345 7333
society@stgiles.org.au

Keep The Beat

KEEP THE BEAT provides high energy drumming workshops for kids during school holidays.

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

03 9826 0330
info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

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 a disability. Dates to be released.

East Launceston, Moonah
TAS

03 6227 5400
hello@livetasmania.org

Mosaic Tasmania

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

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

03 6244 9444
admin@mosaictas.org.au

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.

Lindisfarne
TAS

03 6243 6044
enquiries@parkside.org.au

VIC

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

Various locations
VIC

03 9758 6744
admin@afterthebell.com.au

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

Hawthorn Preston
VIC

03 9863 6824
peopleoutdoors@auscamps.asn.au

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

Main Ridge
VIC

03 59811120
admin@barefoottherapists.com.au

BK’s Gymnastics Bayside (gymnastics camps)

Appropriate for Primary School aged children. Children are divided into age/skill-based groups to learn how to tumble, flip, swing and balance or build on existing gym skills.

4+ years

Disability Inclusive

Noble Park
VIC

03 9077 5104
bayside@fitnessforfun.com.au

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 often can’t offer family regular sessions. Book in for an intensive burst of therapy during the school holiday.

4-18 years

Various

South Morang Victoria
VIC

03 9404 0338
info@buildingblockstherapy.com.au

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

Various
VIC

04 0259 7443
info@carersquality.com

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

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

1300 737 942
complaints@carechoice.net.au

Deaf Children Australia

Circus Oz (Auslan)

Deaf

Melbourne
VIC

1800 645 916
info@deafchildren.org.au

Disability Sport and Recreation

DSR kids are running a summer camp (and winter camp!) for young people with a disability located at the YMCA Camp in Manyung. At the 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

Mt Eliza
VIC

03 9473 0158
info@dsr.org.au

Family Care

Family Care offers 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

Shepparton
VIC

03 5823 7041
intorec@familycare.net.au

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

Geelong West
VIC

03 5221 2984
info@gateways.com.au

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

St Kilda Community Centre
VIC

0421 345 979
info@givingtree.org.au

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. The program runs Jan-June. 2021 program not yet released.

5-17 years

High Functioning Autism attending mainstream schools

Geelong
VIC

hifageelong@gmail.com

I Can Camps (Autism Camps)

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

12-15 years

ASD

Malmsbury, South West Victoria
VIC

hello@icannetwork.com.au

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

Baywater, Pakenham, Bundoora

VIC

03 9720 1118

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

Bendigo
VIC

03 5441 1599
oshc@interchangelm.org.au

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

Baywater, Pakenham, Bundoora

VIC

03 9720 1118

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

South Yarra
VIC

03 9826 0330
info@kamaruka.vic.edu.au

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

Various
VIC

03 5133 0700
admin@icg.asn.au

Leisure Networks

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

All ages

Various
VIC

03 5222 3911 
lnetworks@leisurenetworks.org

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

Mansfield
VIC

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

Maroondah City Council

Croydon, Croydon South
VIC

03 9298 4598
maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Melbourne Child Development

Social skills programs

all ages

Disability Inclusive

Box Hill 
VIC

03 9890 1062
info@melbournechilddevelopment.com.au

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

Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Pascoe Vale
VIC

Various
info@moreland.vic.gov.au

Mpower Inc.

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

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

0-17 years

Warrnambool
VIC

03 5561 8111
admin@mpower.org.au

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 the support that promotes independence and have a fun, social and relaxing experience.

0-18 years

Warrnambool
VIC

03 5561 8112
admin@mpower.org.au

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

Bakery Hill
VIC

03 5329 1398
admin@pinarc.org.au

Portsea MAD camp

Participants are matched in age, friendship groups or particular interests. 

All ages

Portsea
VIC

03 5984 2333
reception@theportseacamp.com.au

Saddle On

Riding School in Geelong

Geelong
VIC

03 5282 4017
enquiries@saddleon.com.au

Spectrum Speech

School Holiday Workshops, Pirate Adventure, Girl Talk, Lego Connect

6-11 years

Ashwood, Moonee Ponds
VIC

03 9885 0504

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

Frankston 
VIC

03 9773 6044
 enquiries@sasi.org.au

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 private lessons, both of which run on a weekly basis.

3 - 12 years

Various

Werribee, Murrumbeena
VIC

03 9742 5000
swim4all@swim4all.com.au

Yarracity Council

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

Abbotsford, Fitzroy, Richmond
VIC

03 9205 5555
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au 

YMCA

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

All ages

Box Hill 
VIC

03 8397 3111
ymcaescapes@ymca.org.au

Ymca Geelong Inc.

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

5-18 years

Newtown
VIC

03 5223 2714
shp.geelong@ymca.org.au

YMCA Victoria (various)

YMCA Whittlesea offers a school holiday program for primary school-aged children with additional support requirements, children 8-12 with a mild-moderate disability, teens with additional support requirements.

Various
VIC

03 8371 0500

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

South Morang​
VIC

03 9407 6200
whittlesea@ymca.org.au

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

Malaga
WA

08 9249 2063
reception@autismalliance.com.au

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: School Holiday Group, Respite

0-7 years

ASD

Shenton Park, East Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Gosnells
WA

08 9489 8900
autismwa@autism.org.au

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 to our social groups and our holistic strengths-based approach.

All ages

ASD

Freemantle
WA

08 9431 2111
info@autismwest.org.au

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

Bindoon
WA

041 444 1844
info@edmundricecampswa.com.au

Family Support Wa Inc.

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

5-17 years

Disability Inclusive

Wanneroo
WA

08 9206 3400
info@familysupportwa.org.au

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

Perth
WA

08 9427 7100
info@helpingminds.org.au

Kids' Camps Inc

Cahoots create 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

Osborne Park
WA

1300 103 880
info@cahoots.org.au

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

Salter Point
WA

08 9450 6939
info@kzspeech.com.au

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.

Joonadalup
WA

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

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

WA

0421 339 653 
camps@senses.org.au

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

Perth
WA

info@oceanheroes.com.au

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.

4+ years

Various
WA

08 9265 7222
reception@waca.com.au

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 to individuals with a disability to register.

East Victoria Park
WA

08 9470 1442
reception@wadsa.org.au

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

Perth
WA

1800 610 665
info@workpower.asn.au

 

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

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

 

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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