Health and wellbeing

Community, sport and recreation

Many organisations in metropolitan Adelaide and country South Australia provide a range of community, sporting and recreation opportunities for people with disability.

Your local council is a good place to start to find nearby activities.

Free entry to activities and events for companions

The Companion Card allows another person to accompany an eligible person free of charge to many venues and activities in South Australia.

For more information, eligibility criteria or to apply:


Access2Arts works across all art forms to increase access to art and support the professional development of artists with disability.

Phone 8463 1689 or complete the online form for more information.

Office for Recreation and Sport

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

Find out what's available by phone on 7424 7792 or email

Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) helps link the Office for Recreation and Sport with sports organisations and the disability sector.

Sports Ability is a games program developed by the ASC to encourage people with disability to get involved and participate in sport and active recreation, such as:

  • boccia (paralympic sport)
  • goalball (paralympic sport)
  • sitting volleyball (paralympic sport)
  • polybat
  • table cricket
  • tee ball
  • hockey
  • targeting and bean bag games
  • traditional Indigenous games.

You can purchase Sports Ability kits and organise a Sports Ability Gala Day.

Disability-inclusive games and activities, publications, videos and fact sheets are also available for purchase or download from the ASC.

Phone (02) 6214 1111 for more information.

Disability Recreation and Sports SA

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

Find out what's available in your area by phone on 8234 1533 or email

Arranging activities through service providers

Approved service providers provide a range of recreation activities you may choose to access.

The service provider will be able to advise you whether any fees may apply and whether you need a referral.

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