Western Australia - Community programs

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Arts and culture for people with disability

Art Gallery WA

The Art Gallery WA has a variety of accessibility options including walking frames, wheelchairs, and electric buggies that you can hire for free from reception for use in the gallery. There are also lifts, accessible toilets and assisted guided tours that you can access. Learn more on the Art Gallery WA website

Community accessibility resources

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

All Stars for Autism Kids Club

The All Stars Kids Club is a weekly social program for primary school-aged children with autism and their siblings/families. If your children have autism this program can support them to engage with their community in a peer-to-peer setting, build confidence, and develop an understanding of expected behaviour. Find out more about the All Stars for Autism Kids Club

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

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

Peer support Groups

There are several peer support groups across Western Australia. Joining a group is a great way to meet other people with disability, share information and advocate for the things that are important to you. Find out more about peer support groups 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