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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

The A List - Where Autism Gets Social

1300 2888 98
Email

Autism + Various disabilities 

All ages

All year round 

The A List is a national online platform enabling young autistic people and their families to search and book ‘autism-friendly’ activities all around Australia, including peer support groups and community options.

This is the place where young autistic people can search for autism friendly activities and connect with like-minded people with similar interests.

Try a new hobby or explore your interests further. Connect with a peer mentor. Find your passion. Get social.

Bricks for Kidz (find a location near you)

Per location

Disability Inclusive

5-12 years

All year round 

Bring them along to our awesome programs running during the school break.

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

National
Disabled Surfers Association of Australia

Email

All disabilities

All ages

Dec 2021 and January 2022 Event

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.

There are no school holiday programs running however (Covid permitting) there will be 4 events per season (October, November, January, February) where participants of any age with any disability can come along with a carer to surf for the morning.

National
 
Travengers

0452597720
Email

ASD, level 1 & 2 Autism, mild intellectual disability

15-35 years

All year round 

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.National
 

ACT

Kids Spot

02 9369 1957
Email

Various Disabilities 

4-6 years, 9-13 years

 

January 2022 

We have 2 school holiday programs running in January:

Crafty Communicators is a fun and creative program that enables you to develop skills for: Planning and organisation, Language skills, Social interactions, Consolidation of speech sounds in, conversation

Adventure Connect enables you to connect with peers in nature to solve problems, gather resources and come together to create something for all to is run by Speech Pathologists and an OT to support regulation. It allows you to develop skills for; Following instructions, Reading a map, Reading and comprehending Problem solving, Working together, and Identifying and responding to social cues. 

Adjungbilly, ACT 

 

Crafty Communications Flyer
 

Adventure Connect Flyer 
 

Communities @ Work

02 6293 6500
Email

Disability Inclusive

18 years & under

December 2021 / January 2022

Communities@Work offers School Holiday Programs throughout the year during all ACT School Holidays. Our programs focus on fun and delivering a new adventure every day for your child.

Our qualified and reliable educators provide more than just vacation care – they collaborate with children to ensure play, leisure and recreational activities are safe and meaningful. We place each child at the centre of our practice and build respectful and positive relationships with children, families and the community to develop connectedness, confidence and wellbeing.

Our school holiday programs generally include a variety of excursions to fun locations as well as incursions (external entertainment and activity providers conducting activities in-service). We run our holiday programs in several locations across Canberra and the ACT region.

Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Malkara

ACT
2900

Disability Trust

1300 797 443
Email

6-18 years

5th-25th January 2022.

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. We run Vacation Care programs for children with disabilities every school holidays.

We support all abilities and participants have the option of purchasing 1:1 support or 1:3 support. We run groups for 6 to 11 year olds as well as groups for 12 to 18 year olds.

All of our vacation care programs run from 8.30am to 4.30pm. We also have many social, recreational and sporting groups and camps available in the Illawarra for all abilities.

Beverley Park SSP – Campbelltown –  (6-11 yrs group and 12-18 yrs group)

Saint Michaels PS – Mittagong (12-18 yrs group)

Para Meadows SSP – North Wollongong (6-11 yrs group and 12-18 yrs group)

Peterborough SSP – Warilla (12-18 yrs group)

Towradgi PS – Fairy Meadow (12-18 yrs group)

Edney Lane – Spring Hill (12-18 yrs group)

Wesley Church hall - Nowra (12-18 yrs group)

SSTC – Miranda (6-11 yrs group and  12-18 yrs group)

Illawarra - social, recreational and sporting groups and camps

ACT

NSW

ABA Link Super Sitters Service

02 9411 4618
Email

ASD, Developmental Delays, deaf, blind, physically and intellectually disabled. Does not have capacity for very aggressive children.

0-18 years

All year round 

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
Ryde and Northern Suburbs

NSW
2112

Active Spot

0414 543913
Email

Speech, trauma related mental and psychological issues

7-13 years

December 2021 - January 2022

Active OT for Kids. We offer a range of different holiday programs including various trauma-responsive camps for children presenting with challenges associated to a trauma-response. Children will participate in a journey of connection to self, nature, culture and each other. They will explore, engage and problem solve in a beach and buch location without technology. Experiences include ocean and surf therapy, sensory exploration and story telling, creek side challenges, problem solving and sharing joy, building and exploring, cooking, swimming, and more! We also offer an OT Walkabout program and a Holiday intensive therapy.

Bondi Junction, NSW

NSW
2020

 

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Allowah Disability Services

02 8877 3400
Email

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

4 - 18 years

December 2021 and January 2022

We are running a centre-based school holiday program for children with disabilities at Dundas Valley. We have nursing staff onsite and can manage children with complex medical and physical needs. We also have an online Zoom holiday program which runs on each of the mornings for 2 hours for children who are unable to make it to the centre.

December Dates: 21st, 22nd and 23rd December 2021 from 9.30-4.30.

January Dates: 4-7 January 10-14th January 17– 21 January 24th, 25th, 27th January from 9.30-4.30. 

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

Dundas Valley

NSW
2117

Aussie Kids Adventure Camps

0422 089 635
Email

ASD, Intellectual delay, Mental health, ADHD, ODD, Down syndrome.

10-16 years

December 2021 and January 2022

Weekend, overnight adventure camps as well as respite and five-day, four nights school holiday tour camps.

Dates: During Christmas School Holidays and 17 - 21 January 2022

Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour

NSW
 

Bensville Riding School

02 4368 2400
Email

All disabilities

All ages

 

December 2021

Appropriate for people of all ages with a disability seeking equine therapy. Bensville also runs school holiday camps. Most camps can be booked for one day. We also have a great new five day camp program that will be amazing, fun and gives kids a great time to bond with our beautiful horses. Cost is $130 per day.

Dates: 

  • 6-7th Dec - 2 day camp.
  • 10,11,12,13,14th Dec - 3 or 5 day camp
  • 17,18,19th Dec - 3 day camp
  • 21st Dec - all day ride
  • 24th Dec - all day ride
  • 25th Dec - half day ride (9 to 1.00pm)
  • 25th Dec - half day ride (1.30 to 430pm)
Bensville

NSW
2251

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

1300 888 378
Email

Cerebral Palsy, Autism

1+ years

10th and 11th January 2022 + All year round

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has a variety of school holiday programs to choose from including Intensive therapy that uses playful and engaging methods that will motivate your child in a fun and social environment (ages 6-12), a HABIT-ILE program which is a breakthrough therapy for children who experience challenges with hand and gross motor function, as well as treasure island program which uses play to retrain the brain.Allambie Heights, Tuggerah Centre, Ryde.

NSW
2086

City of Parramatta

1300 617 058
Email

Disability Inclusive

5-16 years

December 2021 - January 2022

Free school holiday programs - Summer dates released 29th November 2021. We are looking forward to seeing you all with a combination off online and face to face activities. We are working hard to bring together the best program ever. We do anticipate there will be some restrictions in place and all activities will be run in accordance with the NSW restriction guidelines.
 
Parramatta

NSW
2150

Code Camp

‍1300 26 33 22

Disability Inclusive

5-13 years

All school holidays 

Code Camp hosts school holiday 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.Woolloomooloo

NSW
2011

Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre

02 6883 2300
Email

Disability Inclusive

5-18 years

17th-23rd December 2021 and 4th-27th January 2022

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.Dubbo, South Public School and West Public School

NSW
2830

Learning Links

0456 003 435
Email

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

all ages

 

December 2021 - January 2022

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. We have a range of school holiday programs including a Social skills program for 4-6 year olds, an anxiety management and social skills program for 8-12 year olds, emotion regulation and social skills program for 6-12 year olds, transition support program for children starting high school running in January 2022, and more!Roselands, Bella Vista, Gledswood Hills, Liverpool and Peakhurst

NSW

National Parks NSW

1300 072 757
Email

Physical disability

All ages

All year round 

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.Kamay Botany Bay NP, Dorrigo NP, Kosciuszko NP

NSW
2231, 2453, 2627

Nereids Special Needs

0415 914 443 ENROL 0415914443
Email

All disabilities

All ages

All year round 

Offer private swim lessons/ swim school for people with disabilities at their home pool.Various across Sydney/Greater Sydney area

NSW

Northcott Campbelltown

1800 818 286
Email

All disabilities

18+ years

Northcott’s Feel the Vibe Virtual Week is intended to be a series of fun, welcoming and interactive webinars for adults with disability to learn all about sexuality, sexual health and sexual fulfilment. The expo this year will look a little different, with ‘exhibitor stalls’ being replaced with topic talks on adult products, sex positivity, sexuality and the NDISCampbelltown 

NSW
2560

Northern Beaches Council

1300 434 434
Email

Disability Inclusive

5-12 years

Monday-Friday during school holidays

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.Manly

NSW
2010

Quirky Kids

02 9362-9297
Email

Various

7+ years

January 2022

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. A range of holiday programs are also on offer. Check out their website for more information!Woollahra

NSW
2025

Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club

02 9790 5001
Email

All disabilities

All ages

All year round 

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. See more information HERE 

Bankstown

NSW
2200

Flyer

Skills 4 Life 

0437 869 463

Email

Various Disabilities 

10-17 years

All year round 

Skills 4 Life is running day programs, weekend recreation programs and school holiday programs for children aged 10-17 years old. Activities include outings, cooking, nutrition, gardening and more. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Blacktown 

NSW

2148

Flyer 

Sunnyfield 

 

1300 588 688

Email 

 

All disabilities

6-17 years 

January 2022

Sunnyfield is running the following school holiday programs during the Christmas School Holidays. They all run from 9am to 3pm and are for children with a disability:

Hunter Region

  • Hotshots Singleton & Muswellbrook 4th to 21st January - 6 to 17 yrs
    • Further details HERE
  • Hotshots Lake Macquarie 4th to 21st January – 6 to 12 years
  • Hotshots Maitland 5th to the 21st January – 6 to 12 yrs
    • Further details HERE
  • Hotshots Kurri Kurri 5th to the 21st January – 6 to 17 yrs
  • Hotshots Port Stephens 11th to the 21st January - 6 to 17 yrs
    • Further details HERE

Sydney Region

  • Hotshots Enfield 5th to 21st January – 6 to 17 yrs
    • Centre Based - Further details HERE
    • Community Based- Further details HERE
  • Hotshots Kurnell 10th to 28th January – 6 to 17 yrs
    • Centre Based - Further details HERE
    • Community Based - Further details HERE

Hunter Region

  • Singleton, Muswellbrook, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Kurri Kurri, Port Stephans

Sydney Region

  • Einfield, Kurnell 

 

NSW

Surfing the Spectrum

Email

Autism

5-18 years

December 2021 - January 2022 

Surf therapy appropriate for school aged children. Head to their events page to register for a Surf Therapy event near you.Various locations across NSW

NSW

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

02 9714 7500
Email

Various

0-18 years

December 2021 - January 2022 

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre is running swim lessons through every school holiday for "children with special needs". See their website for further details. Sydney Olympic Park

NSW
2127

The Outlook Riding Academy

0427189567
Email

All disabilities

December 2021 Dates: 9-10th | 13-17th | 20-22nd

January 2022 Dates: 17-21st

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. Our horse-riding program, at The Outlook Riding Academy, Terrigal, offers a rich learning experience with indoor and outdoor education, individual and group exercises. This is the place for experiential learning on and off the horse. The clinics vary according to the season. Activities may include art and craft, sports games, guest instructors within the equine industry and team-building exercises.2/256 Scenic Highway, Terrigal.

NSW
2260

Vision Gym Sports

04577 4887
Email

Disability inclusive

5-17 years

December 2021 - January 2022 

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!

South Windsor

NSW
2756

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Flyer 2 

Youthworks - Jam Camp

(02) 8268 3346
Email

10-13 years

 

4-9 January 2022

Youthworks Holiday Camps are a great opportunity for kids and teens to get away for a week, packed with awesome experiences and plenty of new friends. Our JAM Camp for boys and girls gives kids a chance to test themselves and build new friendships.

Koloona, Shoalhaven Conference Centre

NSW
2540

Jam Camp Flyer
 

St Anthonys Family Care

02 9747 5782
Email

Various

January 2021 

We provide Community Access activities based out of our facilities at Croydon and we also run a centre based program based out of an affiliate school of ours at Campsie. We support participants aged 5-17 and generally support most disabilities, however, we are not registered for High Intensity Supports such as tube feeding, tracheostomy care, complex bowel care etc.Croydon

NSW
2132

Improved disability services

1300 587 808
Email

All disabilities

7+ years

 

All year round 

Our Community Hubs offer an inclusive environment and the opportunity for learning, friendship, growth and most importantly, fun!

Enjoy a wide range of social experiences and activities including sport, arts and craft, music and special activities such as trivia, discos and day trips. We can also help you to develop your skills with classes in cooking, job skills and money handling.

Our programs are flexible, so you are welcome to come along on whichever day suits you. Conveniently located, our Hubs also provide easy access to other services you require. Transport can be negotiated depending on your personal circumstances.

Improved Hubs are fully accessible and our friendly, highly-qualified team are on hand to help with anything you need.

Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter

NSW
2264

 

Flyer 

Angel House

421375074
Email

All disabilities

13+ years

4 December 2021 - 30 January 2022.

Youth festival on 26th Febuary 2022.

Our summer program includes exciting excursions for adolescents and teens with our primary focus on social engagement and interaction with peers, confidence building, self-concept and -acceptance, regardless of background, personal preferences or choices and to teach healthy boundaries.. The cost is $55 per person for weekdays and $85 per person on weekends. Prices include drinks, meals and snacks unless otherwise specified, ie where activities are arranged to include a meal at a restaurant, entry fees, etc).

ACTIVITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Visits to Cockatoo Island via ferry,
  • Hikes in the Blue Mountains,
  • Bush walks
  • Laser Mania
  • FlipOut
  • Poolside fun in the sun
  • Barbeque events (adolescents and teens only)
  • Beach fun
  • Lake Parramatta picnics, water challenges and hikes.

The objective of the Summer Program is social engagement and interaction of a broad spectrum of cultural and other backgrounds with peers, learning about self-acceptance an actualization and acceptance of gender diversity and others. Your youngster will have a confidence building, rich experience and learn how to set healthy boundaries and tolerance of those who may be different to them. Additioanlly, there will be a Youth Festival on the 26 February 2022. The focus is on promoting equality in social engagement to all youngsters!

Feel free to contact Mel Mardon directly on 0421375074 for more information and guidance!

Western Sydney, Northmead

NSW
2152

Flyer 

Summer Program Dec/Jan 

 

Travengers

452597720
Email

Level 1/2 Autism

17+ years

All year round 

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

Travel East Coast Wide

Travengers HQ based in Northern Beaches, Sydney

NSW
2000

Kids Spot

02 9369 1957
Email

Various

4-6 years, 9-13 years

 

January 2022 

We have 2 school holiday programs running in January.

Crafty Communicators is a fun and creative program that enables you to develop skills for: Planning and organisation, Language skills, Social interactions, Consolidation of speech sounds in, conversation

Adventure Connect enables you to connect with peers in nature to solve problems, gather resources and come together to create something for all to is run by Speech Pathologists and an OT to support regulation. It allows you to develop skills for; Following instructions, Reading a map, Reading and comprehending, Problem solving, Working together, and Identifying and responding to social cues. 

Cooper Park, Bondi Junction, NSW

Treachery Beach, NSW 

NSW 

 

Adventure Connect Flyer 

Crafty Communications Flyer  

Early Start Australia

1300 372 439
Email

Various
 

We offer a variety of school holiday group programs and camps including:

  • Adventure Camp – Resilience
  • Camp Jimbelung Camp
  • Kindergarten and Year 1 Language and Literacy Camp
  • Meet and Greet: Social Skills for Teens
  • Playground Skills Camp
  • School Holiday Self-Regulation Groups
  • Individual Intensive Programs

Keep checking our page for new school holiday programs and camps, as we try to give notice of new options five weeks prior to each school holiday.

In the past we have run:

  • Social skills groups
  • Literacy, articulation and language based groups
  • Narrative groups practising the skills of sequencing and retelling events and stories in a logical and coherent way
  • Parent advisory groups on sleep, mealtime and toileting management

NSW | Penrith (p: 02 4739 0267 e: penrith@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

NSW

NT

Darwin Family Life

Email

Disability Inclusive

All ages

All year round

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.Darwin

NT
0801

QLD

Apex Camps

1300 122 677
Email

All disabilities 

5 - 17 years

Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th January 2022.

Apex offer's a June School Holiday Program at their Sunshine Coast campus for $68 per child per day. Your child will enjoy a range of activities with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included. Drop off at 8:15am and pick up at 3:15pm. Late pickup is also available for $15 – Kite Building and Circus Skills activity after hours.

Activity schedule will not be released prior, however there will be a ropes activity included each day, combined with two of the following: Fishing, Beach Games, Radio Rogaine, Catapults and more! Please register HERE 

Sunshine Coast, QLD

QLD
 

Autism Queensland

07 3631 6300  
Email

ASD

8-17 years

December 2021 - January 2022

Autism Queensland will be running both Vacation Care and School Holiday Therapy Groups during the December-January school holiday period. 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. Brighton

QLD
4017

AveGates

1300 135 886
Email

Various physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities

5-17 years

13th December 2021 - 14th January 2022

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.

Brisbane North, Geebung, Brisbane South, Toowoomba, Redlands/Logan

QLD
4000, 4350, 4165

Camp Flyer 

Rackley Swimming

1300 733 053
Email

Various ages 

December 2021 - January 2022

Looking for something fun and active to do with the kids these school holidays? Our Holiday Swim Program is the answer! It's designed to boost your children's swim skills in a short period, plus they get to enjoy time with their friends while gaining fitness and improving their swimming finesse.

The program includes a 30 minute lesson each day for a week (Monday to Friday). Concentrating on and practising skills daily makes a marked difference to kid's swim skills.

Dates:

  • Week 1 – 13 Dec to 17 Dec 2021
  • Week 2 – 4 Jan to 7 Jan 2022
  • Week 3 – 10 Jan to 14 Jan 2022
  • Week 4 – 17 Jan to 21 Jan 2022
27 Swim School Locations Around South East Queensland

QLD

Camp Cooby

07 46966244
Email

All disabilities

6+ years

December 2021 - January 2022

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! We offer Junior and Senior holiday programs. The Junior program is a great opportunity for them to learn how to build resilience, independence, and a sense of self-awareness through adventure play. The Senior progam aims to builds strength in teamwork and resilience, and teaches children how to thoughtfully get in touch with nature while challenging themselves. Activities include expeditions, mountain biking, water sports, and youth leadership.

We also have a customised therapeutic camp for ages 7-13. The Therapeutic Camp is a program which helps children find their compass of life' and is designed for junior campers that may present with higher needs. The camp aims to build self-confidence, resilience and independence in a group setting through graduated outdoor activities. Participants challenge themselves daily with therapy supports on hand to support their growth. We also have a summer senior Autism & Social Connections Camp.

Geham,

QLD
 

Junior Program Flyer 

Senior Program Flyer 

Carers Link-Camp Ability

07 3901 1165 
Email

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

13-25 years

10-13th January + Other events all year round

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.

Wynnum 
QLD
 

Flyer  

CFN

07 5432 3966

All disabilities

5-18 years

All year round

School holiday centre-based / community programs for children and teenagers. CFN offers a range of respite programs including short term accommodation support based at our centre in Morayfield near Caboolture, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast; in-home respite, school holiday programs and community-based adventures including camps, concerts, sports matches and weekends away in our dedicated CFN mini van! To contact via email, reach out via our websites contact form.Morayfield

QLD
4506

Day Dream Explorers

0434 779 017
Email

All disabilities

13+ years

Weekly Programs Monday-Sunday 

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.

Various locations around Queensland  

QLD
 

Flyer 

Inclusion Plus Family Support

07 5441 6600
Email

All disabilities

6-17 years 

December 2021 - January 2022

Fun and interactive After School Care programs are held at Currimundi and Nambour Special Schools and are available to teenagers with a disability. Our Currimundi school holiday program is for our younger age group 6 – 12 years and our Maroochydore and Noosa programs are for Teens 11-17 years. We offer additional support hours if required and transport to and from the program. Clients can access support through NDIS Core Funding or CB Social and community participation budget. Please see the attached documents for further details.

Dates:

  • December 13th – 17th
  • January 4th - 7th
  • January 10th – 14th
  • January 17th – 21st

Currimundi, Noosa and Maroochydore

QLD
4551

Dates & Age Groups
Currimundi Program
Maroochydore program
Noosa Program

Mindware Psychology

07 4646 4953
Email

ASD

7-13 years

 

15-17th Dec 2021 (Junior program)

12-14th Jan 2022 (Senior Program)

MindWare Psychology Adventure Program are offering a Summer Junior and Senior Autism & Social Connections Camp. The Autism & Social Connections Camps are part of the Mindware Psychology Adventure Program (MAP), helping children find their compass of life and are designed for campers that may present with higher needs.

The camp aims to help build the self-confidence, resilience and independence of its participants in a group setting through their participation in graduated outdoor activities. Participants will challenge themselves daily with therapy supports on hand to support them with their own growth.

Our goal is to support them to overcome anxiety about social situations and develop life skills that increase their confidence in their own abilities.

As part of our camp package, your child will receive:

  • Pre and Post Assessments by Psychologists
  • Pre and Post Clinical interviews with a Psychologist
  • A brief Report prepared by Psychologists that can be used to inform ongoing therapy/funding options
  • 2 nights & 3 days of intensive outdoor therapy including two nights camping out and preparing meals
  • Nutritious meals that can meet dietary requirements
  • Supported group team building activities
  • Challenging adventures that will encourage participants to engage with others and make the most of social occasions and new experiences
  • Graduated exposure to adventure based group activities
  • A group environment of peers of a similar age to build lasting memories and ongoing new friendships
  • 3 Day & 2 Night Package (Wednesday - Friday) - $2000 per participant

Camp Coooby, Geham, Queensland

QLD
4352

 

Junior Program Flyer

Senior Program Flyer  

Sign up link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EOIMAPProgram 

Camp Cooby

746966244
Email

6-16 years

Dec 13-15 (Junior camp)

Dec 15-17, 2021 (Junior & Senior Camp)

Jan 10-14, 2022 (Youth Leadership Senior Camp)

Jan 12-14, 2022 (Youth Leadership Holiday Camp) 

Junior and Senior standard camps and holiays programs for fun, innovative, outdoor adventures and active learning experiences this school holiday! Our Junior School Holiday Programs are for young people aged 6 to 13 years and provides a great opportunity for your children to build resilience, independence, and a sense of self-awareness through adventure!

Designed with your teens in mind, our Senior Holiday Programs are suited to young people aged 12 to 16 years. Each of our Senior Holiday Camps are designed around engaging themes and activities such as Expedition Camps, Mountain Biking Camps, Water Sport Camps, and Youth Leadership Camps to name a few. Our camps provide a great opportunity for your child/ren to make new friends, challenge themselves, build resilience, and get back in touch with the great outdoors.

Camp Coooby, Geham, Queensland

QLD
4352

Junior Camp

Teen Camp

Museum of Brisbane

07 3339 0800
Email

Various disabilities 

All ages

 

All year round 

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. The main offering this school holidays will be an activation of our exhibition, The Storytellers: Next Chapter. There will be a range of activities on offer, some free and others paid ($3 per paid activity). Step inside a life-size storybook and fill MoB’s exhibition with colour in this one-of-a-kind interactive museum experience.

Be transported to a riot of art, history and fun as we let your imagination run wild for 43 days of creativity. Plant a crafty creation in our handmade sunflower field, graffiti a cell inside Boggo Road Gaol, flood the walls of our exhibition with your memories and help a flock of Ibises take over the city. We’re even letting you draw on our walls!

With a whole bunch of fun art adventures to choose from including:

  • Full Bloom Sunflower Wall
  • Stuck Inside Drawing
  • Festive Lanterns
  • Decorating Disaster
  • Ibis City
  • Flood Memories
  • Poinciana Avenue

We will also be running all our usual free tours of City Hall, Museum and the Clocktower. Please note the clocktower is the only wheelchair inaccessible space/tour in the building (unfortunately).

Brisbane

QLD
4000

Brisbane Kids

(0)410381952
Email

Various disabilities and ages 

 

Camps throughout the summer holidays

Browse this platform to look at a range of programs on offer in Brisbane. Full day school holiday programs and shorter holiday workshops for kids are a great way to pre-organise the school holidays. Maybe you have to work or maybe you have younger kids or maybe you simply have a Brisbane Kid who is active and has sports interests you would like them to explore. Camps include ocean life camps, art workshops, swimming, vacation care, acting and performing camps, sports camps, lifeaving, and advanture activities.Brisbane

QLD
4000

Pools with Disability Access in Brisbane

07 3277 8686
Email

Various disabilities and ages 

All year round

Find pools with disabled access around Brisbane.Brisbane

QLD
4000

School Camps QLD

0413 631 046
Email

6-17 years

Sunday 9th January - Thursday 13th January 2022
 

Book now for SUMMER Junior or Teen Leadership Holiday Camps! This is a mainstream holiday camp that runs for 5 days and 4 nights. Activities include fun outdoor adventures like canoeing, mountain biking, high ropes courses, camping and also arts, crafts and drama activities like concert nights, outback art and more! See the attached flyer for more sample activities! SCQ's Holiday Camp is non-denominational. All kids and beliefs are welcome at camp. For all enquiries please call Leanne on 0413 631 046

Glengarry Education Centre
370 Watsons Rd, Mount Tarampa

QLD
4311

Camp Flyer

Surrey Park Swimming

03 9898 8876
Email

All disabilities

5+ years

Events all year round + January holiday program

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.

Our intensive programs have produced excellent results for students who wish to consolidate progress made during the term and is a great way to introduce your child to our learn to swim and dive programs. It is particularly useful if your child is new to a level, needs to master a skill or close to promotion.

Holiday program dates:

  • Week 1: 4th-7th January
  • Week Two: 10t-14th January
  • Week Three: 17- 21st January
Aqualink Box Hill, Surrey Drive, Box Hill

QLD
3128

Tea-Cup Cottage

1800 832 287
Email

All disabilities

13th December 2021 to 21st January 2022

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. Their school holiday Program will be running Monday-Friday 9am-3pm (Transport can also be organised to and from the Program) beginning 13/12/21 – 21/01/22 (excluding public holidays). We are inclusive to everyone and are happy to chat over the phone or in person with parents or carers regarding the support requirements for their young person. Our age group runs from 6-16 years and we will be running our program from Birkdale.

Our program includes a variety of community based activities (local swimming pool, museum and lots more) as well as group activities in our centre (cooking, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and more) in Birkdale.

Birkdale

QLD
4159

Tag 5 Camps

07 3216 8903
Email

Various disabilities and ages 
 

All school holidays 

TAG 5 camps give you the chance to try exciting new experiences outside of your everyday life. They also have the added bonus of giving parents and carers the opportunity to relax and recharge.

Our camps accommodate most people with a disability whether you are independent or require one-on-one support. All camps are wheelchair accessible and we are able to cater to your dietary requirements. Camps are held at a number of established campsites throughout South East Queensland. All our campsites have wheelchair access.

We offer different camps throughout the year to suit you. We host a weekend camp every fortnight and organise a range of camps each school holiday. The camps we offer are: Weekend Camps (Fri – Sun), 3, 4 or 5 day School Holiday Camps (Mon – Fri)

On camp, you will be able to participate in fun outdoor activities that will help you to build independence, self-confidence and friendships. Camp activities will vary depending on location, time of year and weather, however, our activities frequently include swimming, body boarding, kayaking, jet skiing, hiking, rock climbing, sport, board games, arts and crafts, fishing, bonfires and more!

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre

Apex Camps Mudjimba

QLD
 

What Works OT

408014667
Email

All disabilities

5+ years

13th-15th 2021
 

Sense Rugby Holiday Intensive program. The groups is a hands on group where parents are involved to help support the individualised modifications all practiced within the situation of a 'team' or group. Cost is $60 per session. If you are interested, you can email us, look on our website or FB page or call us at 0408014667 (Mary) or 0411 637 046 (Robyn). Please see the attached flyer for more details!

Kenmore State Primary School oval Moggill Road, Kenmore

QLD
4069

Sense Rugby Flyer 

YMCA Brisbane

07 3253 1700
Email

Various disabilities 

all ages

December 2021 - January 2022

YMCA Brisbane offers a variety of vacation care and activities in various locations including Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Toowoomba-filled with exciting excursions, camps and excursions, interesting activities and cool events for your children. With over 40 sites located around South East Queensland, 2 fitness centres, and 1 camping site, we provide one of the best vacation care & school holiday programs that keep your children entertained and engaged all days. Visit their website for more details!Bowen Hills
Victoria Point
Jamboree Heights
Acacia Ridge
Warwick

QLD

Early Start Australia - Brisbane Clinic

(07) 3736 8690
Email

Various disabilities and ages 
 

December 2021 - January 2022

We offer a variety of school holiday group programs and therapy camps including;
  • Social Skills groups
  • Lego Social skills Group
  • Holiday Fine Motor Fun Group
  • School Readiness Group
  • Summer Workshop
  • Conversion for Friendship Bootcamp
  • Play Group Pals
  • Christmas Workshops & Cristmas Craft
  • Prep Readiness Group

Murarrie, Upper Mt Gravatt, Toowong, Carina

QLD
4172

Flyer 

Early Start Australia

1300 372 439
Email

Various disabilities and ages 
 

We offer a variety of school holiday group programs and camps including:

  • Adventure Camp – Resilience
  • Camp Jimbelung Camp
  • Kindergarten and Year 1 Language and Literacy Camp
  • Meet and Greet: Social Skills for Teens
  • Playground Skills Camp
  • School Holiday Self-Regulation Groups
  • Individual Intensive Programs

Keep checking our page for new school holiday programs and camps, as we try to give notice of new options five weeks prior to each school holiday.

In the past we have run:

  • Social skills groups
  • Literacy, articulation and language based groups
  • Narrative groups practising the skills of sequencing and retelling events and stories in a logical and coherent way
  • Parent advisory groups on sleep, mealtime and toileting management

Coomera (p: 07 5689 5602 e: coomera@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

Ashmore (p: 07 5578 2000 e: ashmore@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

Toowong (p: 07 3736 8690 e: toowong@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

 

QLD 

SA

Adelaide North Special School

08 82002500
Email

Intellectual Disabilities, ASD

5-17 years

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. YMCA Brisbane also offers YMCA Camp Warrawee offers 30+ adventure activities that can be tailored to meet your school camp and group camp outcomes.
 
Para West

SA
5115

Autism SA

1300 288 476
Email

ASD

5-12 years

All school holidays

Autism SA offers eight weeks of school holiday programs over the year including an aqua skills group, mind and body group, a handwriting group, a summer fun group, as well as a kids and teenager program. 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.

Netley

SA
5037

Kids & Teen Flyer

Directions - Youth Disco

1800 236 762
Email

Various disabilities and ages 

Dec 2021 and Jan 2022

Youth Discos held during the school holidays and a Christmas Disco on the 3rd of December 2021 for all age groups (a special guest is visiting for all the cool kids!). See the attached flyer for more information!

Melrose Park
Port Pirie
Salisbury

SA
5000

Youth Disco Flyer

Christmas Disco Flyer

Home Fresh - Experience Cooking

0466 158 453
Email

Various disabilities 

4 - 14 years

 

13th December 2021 - 28th Jan 2022

Home Fresh Cooking is proud to host NDIS/Special Needs Cooking Classes for adults and children! Homefresh kids fun cooking classes will entertain (and feed) your children every school holidays giving you a well-earned break. For just $27 your child can enjoy one and a half hours of fun, learning to shop and cook with our talented Homefresh chefs. Monday to Friday 2 classes daily - please note exceptions above.

Your child will dress in their Homefresh chefs uniforms, shop for ingredients, then prepare and cook healthy food from scratch and devour the result, all while you have a coffee or shop the local area in peace. Our popular program has been carefully designed to get the kids to experience shopping for ingredients, making good food choices, learning that they can cook it themselves and giving them a sense of achievement and enjoyment of creating and eating good food with the other kids.

You will be amazed with the types of foods kids will try when they have cooked it themselves. If this fails we have the food hero's encouragement award which has a 99 percent strike rate for getting even the fussiest eaters across the line.

Golden Grove and Port Adelaide

SA
5125, 5015

Kids in Adelaide

 

Disability Inclusive

All ages

All year round 

Summer is here 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! Take a look at our directory and make sure you book in quickly because they fill up fast!Adelaide

SA
5238

Novita Services

1300 668 482
Email

Various

5-12 years

13th December 2021 –  28th January 2022

Novita School Holiday therapy 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.Elizabeth, Parafield Gardens, St Marys, Regency Park

SA
5112

United Abilities

0402 721 221
Email

Various disabilities

 
All ages

All year round 

United Abilities offers a mix of NDIS-certified services and supports, allowing your participant to create their own wellness journey based on their personal goals. We offer a range of local recreational leagues through United Sports, one-on-one support and training through United Care, a space to connect and learn through United Hub, and get-away trips through United Adventure. Contact us for our school holidays options.Monarto

SA

Two minds counselling services

0459 831 573
Email

All inclusive

8+ years

December 2021 - January 2022

At Two Minds Counselling Services we like to organise group programs that are capacity building and can help the client grow and develop.

Due to this we have teamed up with Eden Valley horse riding school to help through both volunteer opportunities, mentoring and emotion regulation programs. We develop the person centred care plan and work with the centre to see positive engagement and growth.

198 Keyneton Rd, Eden Valley

SA
5235

Benevolant Society

1800 236 762

Various disabilities 

All ages

December 2021 - January 2022 

For parents and children needing a break during school holidays, The Benevolent Society runs a highly-popular School Holiday Program.

The program offers a range of fun, interactive play opportunities designed for children of all ages to be happy, active and engaged, allowing parents to continue working or enjoy some well-deserved downtime. Please visit their website for further details.

Melrose Park, Salisbury, Kadina and Port Pirie sites

SA

TAS

Ability First Australia

03 6345 7333
Email

Various disabilities 

All ages

All year round 

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.Newstead

TAS
7250

Mosaic Tasmania

03 6244 9444
Email

Various disabilities 

5+ years 

Events all year round 

School-aged children including Camps, School Holiday Activities, After School Options and Social Time Programs. As part of our client assessment process, we would discuss and determine suitable support ratio, this may also be stated in the NDIS plan. (eg. 1:1 – one on one supports, 1:2 – one support worker with 2 clients). We support a range of people, and through this client assessment process we would also be able to match up the best school holiday program for the individual.

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

TAS
7009

Vacation Care Flyer 1 

Vacation Care Flyer 2 

Parkside Foundation

03 6243 6044
Email

Various disabilities and ages. 
 

December 2021 - January 2022 

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
7015

Sample Program 

VIC

Wonder Kidz

0402 524 656
Email

Various

4-12 years

20th December 2021 - 27th January 2022

Wonder Kidz specializes in running fun-filled and sensory-friendly holidays programs where kids are loved, respected, and cared for in a safe space for who they truly are while their carers are resetting or having a break from the stress and the impact of the caring role. Check out the attached flyers for program details!

We have as well passed our provisional audit to be an NDIS registered provider. Wonder Kidz values quality and safety as we run only with 1:1 & 1:2 ratios.

5/55 Haines Street, North Melbourne

VIC
3051

Summer Holiday Flyer 

Summer Holiday Weekly Schedule 
 

YMCA (vacation care finder)

03 8371 0500

Various Disabilities 

5 – 12 years

 

Summer 2021/2022 Programs

Every school holidays, we run 30 School Holiday Programs throughout Victoria to suit all interests and family budgets.

YMCA School Holiday Programs are an opportunity for your child to grow and learn from new experiences. 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. Our YMCA School Holiday Programs offer your child a range of activities including themed incursions and exciting excursions.

Previous themed incursions include:

  • Amazing Race
  • Bowling
  • Crazy Circus Day
  • Cooking classes
  • Edendale Farm
  • Gravity Zone excursion
  • Hip hop classes
  • Laser skirmish
  • Little Detectives
  • Lost in Space
  • Melbourne Museum & IMAX
Various locations in Victoria 

VIC
 

Inclusion Services by the Y

1300 69 9622
Email

Various disabilities 

5-18+

January 2022

A range of upcoming programs for children, teens and adults including Summer 22 Program. Everyone is given the opportunity to enjoy and experience the excitement of planned activities, develop skills, interact socially, achieve goals and meet personal challenges in a safe and stimulating environment. A program schedule of activities has been provided as a guide, but will remain flexible according to the needs, abilities and interest of the children attending on the day. See the attached flyers for program details.

Epping

VIC
3076

Child Program

Teen Program 

Adult Program 

After The Bell

03 9758 6744
Email

All disabilities

5-15 years

All school holidays 

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.Various locations in VIC

VIC
3156

Australian Camps Association

03 9863 6824
Email

Physical or intellectual disabilities

6-18 years

December 2021 -January 2022

People Outdoors run numerous programs throughout the state. Adults weekend or 4 day camp options available, as well as a combined age 4 day camp. Please use the website to find out more about the programs. Alternatively, you can contact the People Outdoors office on 03 9863 6824.Hawthorn, Preston

VIC
3072, 3515

Carers Quality Community Services

04 0259 7443
Email

All disabilities

5-17 years

Summer holiday program and year round respite

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. Please see the attached brochures for more information!

Various

VIC
Various

Children Holiday Program 

Holiday Program Brochure 

Deaf Children Australia

1800 645 916
Email

Deaf

All ages

All year round

A range of dynamic events, programs and activities to support, inspire and connect deaf and hard of hearing children, young people and their families. Click on their website to see the exciting range of programs as well as online programs to allow young people in rural and remote areas across Australia to access their programs. See the attached document for further program details!

Melbourne

VIC
Various

Flyer 

Family Care

03 5823 7041
Email

Various

4+ years

All school holidays 

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. Our activities are stimulating, engaging and aimed at school aged young people. The activities can include both spontaneous and planned activities which are based on individual interests and abilities including cooking, outdoor play, sensory activities, computer faming, movies, excursions, arts, crafts, music and movement. An adult social group is also on offer. See the attached flyer or click on their website for further details.

Shepparton

VIC
3632

Children/Youth Program

Adult Social Group 

Gateways Support Services Inc

03 5221 2984
Email

ASD, ID and other disabilities

5-20 years 

 

Wednesday 5th January – Monday 24th January, 2022

Gateways offers a wide range of fun and exciting recreation and skills development programs for children and adults with a disability. Gateways Support Services’ high-quality recreation and camps programs build skills while providing loads of fun for children, teenagers and adults with a disability.

Our holiday program activities will run from Wednesday 5th January – Monday 24th January, with days predominantly running from 9am-3pm.

We have capacity for Teenagers (both in house or out in the community), and Children (both in house and in the community), in which we support a range of participants with different support levels, as well as groups for our high functioning ASD participants.

We will also be offering a couple of weekend activities for adult participants. Activities are based from either Barwon Valley school, or Gateways PLACE in North Geelong.

Geelong West

VIC
3218

 

Junior Youth Program (16-20 yrs)

Giving Tree

0421 345 979
Email

All disabilities

2-10 years

Dates: 10th - 14th Jan and 17th - 21st Jan

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Giving Tree is an all-inclusive holiday program for children with and qithout disabilities. Their goal is to promote inclusion from a young age! Giving Tree will be running an Explorers Day camp for children between the ages of 2-10. What to expect: disability and cinlusion training, opportunities to learn new skills, having a positive impact on people's lives, meet awesome likeminded people and have lots of fun! They can support children with high and low support requirements.

Location TBC but will be around Caulfield, Malvern, Elsternwick, Elwood, St Kilda area.

Bayside area, Melbourne (Location TBC but Location will be around Caulfield, Malvern, Elsternwick, Elwood, St Kilda area)

VIC
3182

Explorers Camp Flyer

Irabina Autism Services - (Camps)

03 9720 1118

ASD

All ages

January 2022

At the end of each term we run a variety of school holiday programs to entertain and educate our Irabina kids (as well as give their parents and carers a break!). The programs vary between day-trips and daily sessions, and provide the kids with an opportunity to make friends, practice their skills and try new experiences in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

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

Baywater
Pakenham
Bundoora

VIC
3179

Interchange Loddon Mallee Region Inc.

03 5441 1599
Email

Various

4-12 years

All school holidays, excluding public holidays

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.Bendigo

VIC
3550

Leisure Networks

03 5222 3911 
Email

Various Disabilities 

All ages

All year round

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

VIC
Various

Maroondah City Council

03 9298 4598
Email

Various disabilities and ages 

 

4th - 21st January 2022
 

The Council provides a high-quality, professional, flexible and fun vacation care program for primary school aged children.

Our program offer children:

  • secure and consistent care
  • a program that is child-focused, fun, interesting and stimulating
  • a variety of recreational experiences and opportunities
  • an environment that maintains a high standard of health, hygiene, safety and nutrition and where children are guided in appropriate routines.
Springfield Hall - Corner of Springfield Avenue and Mt Dandenong Road, Croydon

VIC
3134

Moreland City Council

Email

Disability Inclusive

10th - 28th January 2022

Our Primary school program is a full program of fun and engaging activities, including games, crafts, excursions, outdoor play and sports. We also have a fun teenage holiday program for young people ages 12 to 16 years old during the school holidays. The program is run by Active Moreland, with activities either taking place at Active Moreland leisure centers or on excursions in the wider community.

The program has space for 20 young people, including 4 spaces for young people with low to moderate support needs.

Brunswick East and Brunswick South West.

VIC
3128

Holiday Program Flyer

Melbourne Child Development

Various
Email

Various disabilities 

3-15 years

December 2021 - January 2022

Each school holidays Melbourne Child Development offers a variety of programs for children to work on social interaction skills and communication goals in a unique one-on-one or small group environment with the specialised guidance of our Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologist. The Programs are designed to be fun, while helping your child to improve their communication and develop important social interaction skills typical of everyday playground and classroom interactions.Brunswick East, Brunswick North, Pascoe Vale

VIC
Various

Mpower Inc.

03 5561 8112
Email

Various disabilities 

6-18 years

December 2021 - January 2022

A packed 2 week holiday day program for primary and highschool students. Activities include day trip to the wildlife park, movies, participating in arts and cooking, tempin bowling, mini golf and more with all sessions costing $20. Also on offer is a Kidz weekend recreation program which is a social and community recreational group that offers school aged participants with a disability who have NDIS funding the opportunity to participate in community recreational activities. See the attached flyers for dates, times and age groups.

Warrnambool

VIC
3280

Senior Flyer 

Junior Flyer 

Junior Youth Group Flyer 

The Portsea Camp

03 5984 2333
Email

All behavioural disorders supported

8-12 years

Camp 1: 4-8th January 2022.

Camp 2: 10-14th January 2022.

2 camps are being run this school holidays, offering a 5 days packed with adventure. (Single day or 3 day options are also available) There’s plenty of activities to do including the Giant Swing, Flying Fox, Beach Games, Hut Building, Kayaking, Raft Building Team Games, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Sports clinics…. and so many more!

Portsea

VIC
3944

 

Camp Flyer 

Ymca Geelong Inc.

03 5223 2714
Email

Various disabilities 

5-12 years

 

9th - 22nd December 2021 and 4th - 21st January 2022

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. We offer disability support if required. We can provide 1:1 support if a participant requires this. Please see our website for details and costs.Newtown

VIC
3220

YMCA Victoria (various)

03 8371 0500

Various disabilities 

5-12 years

 

4th - 28th January 2022 

Every school holidays, we run 30 School Holiday Programs throughout Victoria to suit all interests and family budgets.

YMCA School Holiday Programs are an opportunity for your child to grow and learn from new experiences. 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.

School holidays are made for fun! That’s why our YMCA School Holiday Programs offer your child a range of activities including themed incursions and exciting excursions. Previous themed incursions include:

Amazing Race
Bowling
Crazy Circus Day
Cooking classes
Edendale Farm
Gravity Zone excursion
Hip hop classes
Laser skirmish
Little Detectives
Lost in Space
Melbourne Museum & IMAX

Various: check for location

VIC
Various

WA

Pearlz Care

04 9322 6779
Email

ASD level 1 & 2

10-18 Years

20th December 2021 - 28th January 2022

A range of fun activities around community activities, daily activities, and travel training ( if needed) with Wendy, who's had over 25 years of experience in the disability sector and specialising in ASD. Wendy will tailor fun daily activities to your wishes. She will provide her services in the South Coast in Perth. See flyer for activity details. Activies also available on request.

33 Ladywell St, Beckham

WA
6107

Flyer
 

Autism Alliance

08 9249 2063
Email

ASD and other disabilities

3-16 years

All school holidays 

The Autism Alliance offers School Holiday Programs throughout the year. The programs are offered in blocks of three hours or seven hours giving the Parents/Carers the opportunity for a well-earned rest or catch up time. We often open on public holidays with the aim to give parents/carers the opportunity to relax and appreciate the occasion. The children enjoy the opportunity to interact with their peers, and laugh and play. We encourage every child to participate in activities, although they do have the option not to. We try to accommodate the needs of a variety of disabilities and conditions, catering to all children, and are not limited to a diagnosis of autism.Malaga

WA
6101

Autism Association Of WA - Holiday sports academy

08 9489 8900
Email

ASD

January 2022 

A School holiday therapy group running January 2022 is on offer. 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.Shenton Park
East Fremantle
Joondalup
Midland
Gosnells

WA
6008, 6056, 6158, 6027, 6110

Spectrum Space (Autism West)

08 9431 2111
Email

ASD

5 – 18 years

January 2022 

Join Spectrum Space’s Telethon Holiday Makers Program for individuals aged 5 – 18 years on the autism spectrum these school holidays! Our holiday program offers a range of activities in a natural social environment where participants have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and have some new fun experiences along the way.

We have a full calendar of activities planned including bouldering, rocket building, roller skating, indoor trampolining, visiting the WA Art Gallery and Perth Zoo and so much more.

Fremantle, Marangaroo and Rockingham

WA
6160, 6064, 6168

Fremantle Flyer 

Rockingham Flyer 

Marangaroo Flyer 

Edmund Rice

041 444 1844
Email

7-16 years

January 2022 

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. A typical Mega Camp involves small group games, crafts, sports, word games, a skit night or even a disco or our infamous jelly games. Multi-choice times allow kids to pick up the football, try their hand at finger-knitting or whatever else they prefer. There’s never a dull moment on an Eddie Rice program! A constant throughout is lots of delicious home cooked and nourishing food.

All of our ERCWA activities are based on a 1:1 volunteer to child ratio to give the children much-needed one-on-one time.

Bindoon

WA

Family Support Wa Inc.

08 9206 3400
Email

Disability Inclusive

5-17 years

All school holidays 

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. Some of our favourite things to do include TimeZone, ice skating, baking and craft and the drive in cinema. Most activities take place during the day, but we also get out and have some awesome outings at night.Wanneroo

WA
6065

Helping Minds Australia

08 9427 7100
Email

Mental Illness and ASD level 1-2

8-15 years 

All school holidays 

Our school holiday programs are for young carers with family members having mental health challenges only, (incl. caring for someone with Autism). We are unable to offer the programme to children with a disability except for mild Autism and developmental delays that require no assistance in a group setting. Our age range is from 8-15 years of age and will depend on an eligibility intake to assess their suitability for the workshop.Perth

WA
6701

Kids' and Teen Camps

1300 103 880
Email

Various disabilities 

5+ years

January 2022

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.

Osborne Park

WA
Various

Activity Details

Dates of Camps 

Early Start Australia - Western Australia Clinic

(08) 9450 6939
Email

Various disabilities 

3-18 years

All year round

Albany Holiday Morning Social

3 Hours per day – 5 Days:
The Albany Social Holiday Group is for young people (mid to late primary) seeking a social learning context for capacity building. The programme runs for 3 hours for five days of one week of the school holidays. The group uses a common theme across the five days, such as books, science, studying a country. There is an equal mix of structured language learning (receptive and expressive language), shared activity (cooking and craft) and social games and movement. The group actively builds cooperation and collaboration across all tasks, harnessing group process to build social confidence.

Albany Holiday Afternoon Structured Social Group

3 Hours per day – 5 Days: 
The Albany Structured Social is for young teens (12-14 years) with significant language/learning difficulties seeking a social learning context for capacity building. The programme runs for 3 hours for five days of one week of the school holidays. The group uses a common theme across the five days, such as books, science, studying a country. There is an equal mix of structured language learning (receptive and expressive language), shared activity (cooking and craft) and social games and movement. The group actively builds cooperation and collaboration across all tasks, harnessing positive experiences and group process to build social confidence.

Albany Holiday Afternoon Social Peer Fun

3 Hours per day – 5 Days:
The Adolescent Group caters for older teens (>14 years) needing opportunity to build social confidence while continuing to work on communicative competence and build independence skills. The underlying structure of the group is shared activity and games, with therapists deliberately paralleling the group structure and tone to match a peer catchup in home. Goals include verbal confidence, executive function, motor planning, functional literacy, and shared engagement.

East Victoria Park and Albany

WA
6101

Phase Australia

0418 750 524
Email

Various disabilities 

8-18 years

December 2021 - January 2022

PHASE SHP is running four camps this summer for children aged 8-18 years. Activities include Adventure days, indoor playground centres, marine and science exhibitions,wildlife parks, fun parks, boat cruises, rock climbing and more. See the attached flyer for further summer program details and dates. 

January Dates:

  • 3rd – 7th Rottnest Island Geordie Bay
  • 10th – 14th Dwellingup Chalets and Caravan Park 
  • 17th – 23rd Rottnest Island – Geordie Bay
  • 24th – 28th Lavendale Farm Stay – York

Rottnest Island – Geordie Bay, Dwellingup Chalets and Caravan Park, Lavendale Farm Stay – York

WA

Summer Program 

Senses Australia

0421 339 653 
Email

Various disabilities 

24 years & under

Events all year round

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!

WA

Surf Heros

431452514
Email

Mainly Autism but caters for all

5+ years

 

Events all year round

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. Below are the details on our one on one sessions.

One on One Sessions:
Days: Monday-Saturday
Time: 7am-1pm
Location: Leighton Beach (winter) Scarborough (Summer)
Cost: $100 per 1 hour session.
NDIS: If you are self or plan managed you can use funding under the community participation section (Please discuss with Luke Hallam (Co-founder) first).

Scarborough

WA
6019

Early Start Australia

1300 372 439
Email

Various disabilities 
 
We offer a variety of school holiday group programs and camps including:
  • Adventure Camp – Resilience
  • Camp Jimbelung Camp
  • Kindergarten and Year 1 Language and Literacy Camp
  • Meet and Greet: Social Skills for Teens
  • Playground Skills Camp
  • School Holiday Self-Regulation Groups
  • Individual Intensive Programs
  • Keep checking our page for new school holiday programs and camps, as we try to give notice of new options five weeks prior to each school holiday.

In the past we have run:

  • social skills groups
  • Literacy, articulation and language based groups
  • narrative groups practising the skills of sequencing and retelling events and stories in a logical and coherent way
  • parent advisory groups on sleep, mealtime and toileting management

WA | Ellenbrook (p: 08 6296 2726 e: ellenbrook@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

WA | Armadale (p: 08 9399 8547 e: armadale@earlystartaustralia.com.au)

WA

 

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

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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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