People with disability
Sport and recreation contributes to the health and wellbeing of all people and helps break down the barriers that once stopped people with disability from participating.
The department continues to educate and assist sporting organisations and clubs to make the changes needed to encourage people with disability to experience the same thrills and excitement of other members.
To ensure organisations can meet the needs of people with disability, their families and carers, the department provides funding and consultancy services to support the modification of programs so that everyone can participate.
Sport and Recreation Disability Forums
Every year, the Department hosts a series of interactive Sport and Recreation Disability Forums.
These forums are designed to build connections for people with disability to get involved in sport and recreation, by creating and developing relationships between sport and recreation bodies and disability service providers. The forums are held on a quarterly-basis.
Disability service providers, State Sporting Associations, local governments and any other relevant organisations are invited to attend and/or present at the forums, to share and promote their inclusive programs/stories.
Video conferencing facilities are also available for those based in the regions. However, please contact your local regional office first to organise a booking.
To attend and/or present at these forums, please email the Inclusion Team or call 08 9492 9700.