Queensland - Community programs

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Arts and culture for people with disability

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government website provides information about accessible attractions and events in Queensland. Find out more about accessible places and events in Queensland

Community accessibility resources

All Abilities Playground

This map shows you playgrounds that are access friendly for children across Queensland. View the map

Increasing Accessibility Library Initiative

Public libraries who are part of this scheme provide playback devices to help you access print materials if you have print disability. Find out more about the scheme and accessible libraries in your area

Community programs and services for people with disability

Able Australia

If you have an National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, Able Australia can offer you community participation programs based on your interests and goals. Find out more about Community Participation programs

Amparo Advocacy

If you are a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) person with disability to ensure you may be able to access leadership, mentoring and professional skills and community programs. They also run face to face and group information sessions. Find out more about Amparo Advocacy

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel provides information about disability groups and networks. Some you can access across Australia, however some are only available in Victoria. See the list of disability groups and networks on the Better Health Channel website

Community Resource Unit

If you or the person you care for has a disability then you may be able to access the ‘Empowering Inclusive Communities’ workshop and webinar series. The series can help you to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence. Find out more about the Community Resource Unit

Down Syndrome Australia

If you have down syndrome you may be able to access facilitated online peer-support networks, webinars, as well as face-to-face programs delivered by Down Syndrome Australia. Find out more about Down Syndrome Australia’s programs

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)

ILC provides funding to organisations to deliver projects in the community that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and families.

These projects create connections between people with disability and the communities they live in. Projects aim to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with disability, and improve their access to community and mainstream services. Learn more about ILC funding to connect people with their communities

My Community Directory

The My Community Directory website is a database of community services throughout Australia. You can find community programs by searching for key words and your location. Search for respite and activities in your area

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

Support for New Migrants

Leisure in Australia

Information for new migrants about sport and recreation options in Australia. Learn about leisure in Australia for new migrants