We understand how much effort goes into finding fun and inclusive activities that are right for you, and that is why we have created the SportRec Access pathway to participation.
Many people with disability would like to take part in sport and recreation.
Some key barriers are:
- Uncertainty about how to get started and where to go
- The type of sports available
- The accessible equipment needed
- Financial barriers
- Nervousness about being accepted by peers
- Physical accessibility of venues
- Transport to and from programs is often another barrier associated with reduced and inconsistent participation
Follow these steps to find a sport or recreation activity that you can take part in.
Step 1: Search for inclusive programs running in your local area on Access All Abilities (AAA Play).
AAA Play is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. It works at a community level to develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities
Phone: (03) 9935 8031
Step 2: Contact the Inclusion Officer at your local Council to find out what local programs or activities you may be able to take part in.
Step 3: Directly contact organisations that provide sport and recreation services for people with disability. You can find contact details in our service directory
The directory includes:
- State Sporting Associations (for example Cricket Australia, AFL Victoria)
- Disability and General Sport Associations (for example Sport Inclusion Australia, VicSport)
- Leisure and Recreation Organisations (for example Sailability)
- Outdoor Recreations Organisations (for example YMCA and People Outdoors)
Step 4: If you can’t find what you’re looking for and you’d like help finding a program that’s right for you, please contact us by filling in your details: