Education, employment and activities

Day activities, sport and recreation

There are many day activities and recreational opportunities available for people with disability in South Australia.

These include activities for people who may have recently left school and those who may not be in regular or full-time employment.

A good place to find nearby activities is your local council.

Approved service providers provide a range of recreation activities that may interest you.

Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing works with state sporting organisations, and government and non-government agencies to support the inclusion of people with disability in sport.

Phone 1300 714 990
Email officerecsport@sa.gov.au

Disability Recreation and Sports SA

Disability Recreation and Sports SA is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people with physical disability to lead active, healthy and connected lives through participation in sport, recreation and fitness.

Phone 8234 1533
Email admin@drssa.org.au

Leap Inclusion Services

Leap Inclusion Services is a free service from the YMCA for people with disability. You can be supported to write a personalised recreation plan and access extra supports to help you begin your activities, such as public transport training.

Phone 8298 7422
Email leap@ymca.org.au

Access2Arts

Access2Arts is a disability-led organisation working to increase everyone's access to art and supporting the development of artists with disability. Their website lists Adelaide events that are audio described, captioned or have Auslan interpretation.

Phone 8463 1689
Email hello@access2arts.org.au

Companion Card

The South Australian Companion Card is for people with lifelong disability who require constant attendant care. When the cardholder buys a ticket for themselves at a participating venue, their carer has free entry to the same event.

A cardholder with a valid metro ticket can also bring a carer on public transport. The carer travels free.

Phone 1800 667 110
Companion Card website

Volunteering

Volunteering can provide the chance to meet new people, share knowledge and experience and learn new skills.

You may need a screening check to be a volunteer. These checks are free for South Australian volunteers.


Related information

Other websites

Dignity in Care Principle 10 – Act to alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation


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Page last updated 18 February 2019

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