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Resource Directory

Abbotsford Convent
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Beautiful galleries, gardens, cafes, festivals, art therapy sessions

ABC Education – Engaging Resources For Online Learning
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ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers.

Ability Works Australia
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Ability Works Australia offers a range of exciting and challenging employment opportunities for people with disabilities. These include working across manufacturing, packaging, logistics and warehousing areas. Working arrangements can be flexible and tailored to meet your needs.

Access for All Abilities (AAA) Play
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AAA Play is a program which program funds organisations to work at a community level to develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. These organisations promote and encourage a range of sport and recreation opportunities across the state, from basketball, cricket, and Aussie Rules to soccer, sailing, and lawn bowls. The website will help you to find different sports activities suitable for your skills, ability and interests.

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Accessible Beaches
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Take a trip to the beach with Melbournes range of wheelchair accessible beaches. Accessible beaches have ramps and beach matting that make it easier for wheelchair users to enjoy our beautiful coastline

Active Monash Accessible Fitness Options
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Active Monash believes that everyone has the right to be active – regardless of abilities. They offer a range of activities including:
• Active Abilities: This class welcomes children with disabilities. Focus is on fitness, strength, building confidence, making friends and having fun
• All Abilities X-Trainer: Cross-training class, incorporating boxing, circuits and fun exercises designed to be enjoyed by adults of all abilities
• Aqua Lite: A basic water workout that is fun and caters for all abilities
• Water Therapy: Gentle water exercises in the 25-metre pool for people with MS, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Asthma and chronic pain conditions
• Walking Group: meet at the café and enjoy the fresh air. Will run all weather conditions
• Teen Fit: Group exercise class for children aged 12 plus. These classes are run in the gym and group exercise room and welcome children/teens of all abilities.

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
AFL Auskick – AllPlay Footy
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Auskick is an Australian Football League (ALF) junior program, designed to develop basic skills and coordination. AllPlay will help you to get ready for Auskick, teach you about the AFL, and show you some of the skills you will be learning. You can download social stories to help you learn about busy crowds, playing in groups, noise, how to cope when things don’t go right, and how footy works. AllPlay is also a great resource for parents and coaches.

Alamein Community Garden
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Garden beds for rent on annual basis. Plots not always available

Alamein’s Men Shed
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Variety of projects (can do your own or help with community ones), and tools are provided

Suitable Age Range
18+
All Access Disco
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Discos for all ages and abilities, carers are free

Suitable Age Range
All Ages (Under 16 must be accompanied by a carer)
Allergy Journal
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An App for carers to record food consumed throughout the day and their symptoms

Suitable for
Carers
Allfit – Aqualink Box Hill
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AllFit educates participants on the benefits of regular physical activity can improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Allfit will also empower participants to make physical activity a regular part of their lifestyle.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Amanda Scott Art Therapy
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A range of artsy things to do, including creative art therapy workshops, individual art sessions, creative coaching, open studios and retreats. Workshops include but are not limited to creative journaling, painting and terrarium making

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Amaroo Neighbourhood Houses
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Art classes, kids yoga, Zumba, senior’s strength training, art therapy

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Apps for Autism
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Apps for Autism is a website that provides visitors with apps suited for people with autism. Follow the link to find out more https://www.autismapps.org.au/

Aquarena, Aquatic and Leisure Centre
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A range of health clubs and group exercises that you can participate in, as well as pools and gym equipment.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Artist Mentoring
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For emerging artists with a disability to develop skills and increase confidence – focus on arts, health and wellbeing

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Arts Access Victoria
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Arts Access Victoria is a leading art and disability organisation, giving everybody the opportunity to participate and express themselves. Their services include disability lead advocacy, community arts and development programs and professional development programs. There are so many ways you can get involved across many different locations.

Suitable Age Range
Adults
Arts Centre Melbourne – Accessible Music Program
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Accessible music programs at the Arts Centre Melbourne for children, young people and families with disabilities

Suitable Age Range
3 – 5 years
ASD Social Group
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Different Journeys provide peer support and social events for Teens, or Young Adults, with ASD. It is a safe and supportive environment, and family, friends, and support workers are welcome.

Suitable Age Range
Teens group for 13-18 yrs, young adults group for 18+
Ashburton Recreation Centre
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Hydrotherapy pool, aqua aerobics, gentle water exercises, aqua movers and other aquatic and gym activities.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Audible – Free Audiobooks
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Audible is an online service allowing users to access audiobooks. Children are able to access the full library for free. Books are also available in 6 different languages, if English is not a first language.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (acmi)
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Screens/games exhibitions, movies, special touring exhibitions, film festivals, Family Sundays (free event including different activities on the first Sunday of every month): perfect for those who are interested in film, games and just loves movies in general!

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Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Balloon Football League – Scope
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Balloon Football League is a version of AFL that has been modified to suit the needs of people with a disability. The game is played in teams of five using wheelchairs and a giant balloon on a basketball court

BBC Food – Preparing Food Techniques & Recipes
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BCC Food has complied a glossary of 173 cooking techniques, complete with video and written instructions. You are also able to access nutritional advice and 225 recipes.

Be My Eyes
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Free app that connects people who are blind or have low vision with sighted volunteers for visual assistance through a live video call

Suitable for
Visually Impaired
Beaumaris Library
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Author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria
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Activities include: Golf, soccer, goalball, gymnastics, indoor bias bowls, lawn bowls, running, swish (table tennis), square dancing, tennis, skiing, tenpin bowling & walking.

Suitable Age Range
Depends on activity
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries
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Self pick blueberries, cherries and strawberries, there’s also a gift shop for local produce, jams and ice-cream

Book Creator
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Book Creator is a simple tool to create ebooks on iPad, Chromebooks and on the web. You can create your own stories and export them into your own iBooks – perfect for encouraging creativity, or for families to create personalised story books.

Suitable for
Autism / Intellectual Disability
Boroondara Access for All (BA4A) Network
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A network that develops initiatives to promote and develop access, inclusions, and social options. Include motorized wheelchair and scooter workshops, road safety for pedestrians, accessible libraries, etc.

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Suitable Age Range
All ages
Boroondara Bushwalkers
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Join walks that are suitable for your fitness level and walk with others who are at the same skill level as you.

Suitable Age Range
18+
Boroondara Farmers Market
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Buy fresh local fruits and vegetables

Boroondara Sports Complex
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Social inclusion and exercise for individuals with disabilities, hydrotherapy pool, gymnastics classes, cycle and swimming classes, personal training for specific needs.

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Bounce
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Giant trampolines in all kinds of shapes and sizes – can join classes or play individually and in groups.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Brainturk – Free Brain Training Exercises And Games
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Brainturk is a compilation of brain training exercises and games, developed by brain researchers and psychologists. It is suitable for all ages and focuses on improving cognitive abilities, such as motor skills, attention, memory.

Bridges Connecting Communities
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For people with disability and the elderly who are residents of Knox and the South West Yarra Ranges.
Services Include Volunteer medical transport, group activities and outings, pet companion program, community shopping bus and phone a friend program

Brighton Library
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Holds a range of author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Brite Services
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Brite offers two divisions of support employment: Brite Pak, which includes packaging and manufacturing, and Brite Plants, which includes herb farming and plant maintenance.

Suitable Age Range
16+
Bundoora Park Children’s Farm
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Bundoora Park Children’s Farm offers fun activities for all ages. Meet some of their friendly animals, take a ride through the farm and see if you can spot some kangaroos, or explore the heritage village where you can experience farm life in the 20th century.

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
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Bunjilaka presents the Koorie experience. Discover the stories and vibrant culture of Victoria’s first nation peoples

Burke and Beyond (Next Step)
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The Next Step is actively focussed on promoting independence in everyday life. Participants are given the opportunity to develop their independence with an emphasis on accessing public transport, money handling and gaining practical experience in a workplace environment.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Cactus Country
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Several gardens and trails filled with lots of different species of cacti and succulents. All trails are wheelchair accessible, but may be difficult in rainy/wet weather. There’s also a Mexican restaurant that serves special cake and ice cream made from edible cacti

Calm
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Guided meditation to help manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better

Suitable for
Anxiety
Camberwell Sunday Market
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A market filled with hand crafted and second-hand goods; you can also hire a stall to sell your own handcrafted goods

Cat Café Melbourne
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Spend some time cuddling cats in a café setting – ground floor is wheelchair friendly, but please call the café before going in so they can prepare

Central Bayside Adult Community Options (ACO)
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ACO programs provide group or individual programs in both centre-based and community settings. These include general outings, volunteering and art & craft.
Note: You require an approved NDIS Plan to access services through the NDIS.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
CERES (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies)
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CERES is an award-winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre and urban farm located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. You can volunteer across many different areas including gardening and site maintenance

Chesterfield Farm
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Meeting animals, tractor rides, hand milking cows, animal shows and demonstrations

Children with Autism: A visual schedule
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A visual schedule is a wearable picture-based scheduler designed with children and adults with autism in mind. Using the iPad or iPhone app, a caregiver can make a visual schedule for the wearer. There are included icons or icons/photos can be uploaded to the app to make custom icons. The schedule can then be sent to the wearer’s Apple Watch and will alert them when he/she needs to change tasks or start a new task. Can also be used on iPhone and iPad.

Suitable for
Autism / Intellectual Disability
Chisholm Institute
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Wide range of TAFE courses and vocational education

Suitable Age Range
18+
Choiceworks
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App for helping children complete daily routines and tasks, understanding and controlling feelings and to improve their patience

Suitable for
Autism
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Home Safari Resources
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While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let us help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational.

Clayton Aquatic & Health Club
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A range of different aquatic activities to participate in, and also offer one on one swimming lessons that is available for children of all abilities.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Coles Quiet Hour
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Quiet Hour provides a low-sensory shopping experience by making changes in store, such as reducing noise and distractions, to help make a difference to customers who find it challenging to shop in a heightened sensory environment. Operates in select stores only. Consult the website to find a store near you.

Suitable for
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Collingwood Children’s Farm
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Experience farm life only 5km from Melbournes city centre. The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!
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Experience farm life only 5km from Melbournes city centre. The Farm is a wonderful place to take a breath, rest in the paddocks or engage with the animals, and allow life-long memories to be made!

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Colorfly
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Colour therapy to help you relax and unwind. Choose form a wide range of colourings or create your own with the click of a camera

Suitable for
Anxiety/Autism
Community Recreation Outreach Program (CROP)
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A range of different social activities and sports events to participate in, including creative writing and storytelling, iPad for all, Drop-in lunch, exhibition art and exercise options at hawthorn aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Coonara Community House
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Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
DayCape
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DayCape is a planning tool where you as a parent, teacher or friend can help individuals to plan their day with a visual calendar app. The app allows a user to set up activities for the individual using pre-set pictures, or by uploading personalised images. Once the activities are set up, notifications show up on the individual’s device to remind them of the activities they have been assigned

Suitable for
Everyone
Disability Employment Australia
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Offer support services for people with disability searching for work. The website includes an online resource for finding employment providers.

Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
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Provide a safe and enjoyable surfing experience for people with any disability, and provide greater access to beaches.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Dixon Neighbourhood House
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Arts, computer, literacy groups and classes to participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Doncaster All Abilities Basketball
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Doncaster All Abilities Basketball Club is a Mixed All Abilities Basketball Club. Our club is designed to provide players with a disability and their families an opportunity to come
together and participate in weekly recreational basketball in a supportive social and inclusive
environment

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Suitable Age Range
6+
Doncaster Playhouse
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A range of concerts, plays, musicals and theatre shows to enjoy throughout the year

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Down Syndrome Victoria
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Provides support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down Syndrome, their families and the broader community. Services include local peer support groups for families; peer support groups (Club21) for adults with Down Syndrome; an Education Support Service and annual events

Dragon Anywhere Dictation
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Speech to text mobile app that is remarkably accurate and simple to use

Suitable for
Hearing Impaired
Duolingo – Learn A New Language For Free
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Long Resource Description

Duolingo is an educational resource allowing users to learn a new language. With the choice of 32 languages, Duolingo allows people to set goals for the time spent learning each day, to ensure you stay on track.

DyslexiaKey
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DyslexiaKey makes typing easier for those with dyslexia, by using a specifically created font

Suitable for
Learning Disability
e-Focus
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Disability employment service providing free employment assistance to people with a disability, injury or medical condition to gain and retain meaningful employment.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
e.motion21
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e.motion21 provides Australian-first, innovative dance and fitness programs for children and young adults with Down syndrome.

Suitable for
Downsyndrome
Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Long Resource Description

Can explore the mazes, gardens and go tree surfing

EPIC Assist
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EPIC Assist provides a personalised service to help people with a disability find and keep a job they love

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Suitable Age Range
14+
epic!
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Welcome to Epic! – the leading digital library for kids, where kids can explore their interests and learn with instant, unlimited access to 35,000 high-quality ebooks, audiobooks, learning videos, and quizzes

Suitable for
Everyone
Eureka Skydeck
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See Melbourne from the tallest building in the city

Extended Families
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Long Resource Description

Provide support to children and young people with a disability and their families to build social connections and engage within the community

Suitable Age Range
Under 30’s and their families
Fingerpaint Magic
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Long Resource Description

App where you can paint with your fingers using a range of relaxing colours

Suitable for
Anxiety
Fog Theatre
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Long Resource Description

Theatrical activities catered for adults with an intellectual disability. There are performance opportunities, weekly drama workshops, as well as activities in collaboration with other drama groups

Suitable Age Range
Adults
Frankston Art Centre
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Long Resource Description

A range of workshops, performances, and art exhibitions

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Frankston Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description

Range of activities such as woodworking, gardening, arts and crafts, community kitchen, basic computer skills

Suitable Age Range
18+
GoVolunteer.com.au
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An online resource for finding volunteer work. Roles are posted online, and you are able to filter for positions which are suitable for people with a disability and which have
wheelchair access.

Hampton Library
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Long Resource Description

A range of author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Hanging Rock
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Long Resource Description

Adventure to the summit of hanging rock, explore the many walks and trails, or relax in the surrounding picnic grounds

Hawthorn Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description

Range of activities including woodworking, gardening, book club, lunches and barbecues

Suitable Age Range
18+
Hays Paddock Park
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Long Resource Description

Hays Paddock is one of Melbourne most inclusive parks. Located in Kew, this park contains a highly accessible playground. The playground includes a double-width slide, extra wide see-saw, hammocks, spider’s web, a sandpit with sunshade and wheelchair-accessible carousel. There is Braille and sign language instructions throughout the playground and soft flooring across it all. A fence encloses the entire play space. Bright colours and different materials provide a fantastic sensory experience.

Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
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Long Resource Description

Guided meditation and stress relief exercises

Suitable for
Anxiety
Healesville Glass Blowing Studio
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Long Resource Description

Glass art gallery – you can watch the glass blowers work on their pieces, as well as look at beautiful glassware in the gallery

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Healesville Sanctuary
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Long Resource Description

Lots of local Australian animals, programs and shows throughout the day, and you can explore the animal hospital

Heart Foundation Walking Groups
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Long Resource Description

Can join walking groups or walk individually for the Heart Foundation. With 99 walking groups across Melbourne, there is sure to be a group near you.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Houseparty – Free Face To Face Social Network App
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Long Resource Description

Houseparty is a social networking service that enables group video chatting through mobile and desktop apps. Users receive a notification when friends are online and available to group video chat.

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IMAX Theatre
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Long Resource Description

Don’t just watch the movie, become part of it! IMAX provides the most immersive cinematic experience in the world. 

Indigo Art Therapy
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Short Resource Description
Indigo Art Therapy offers one-on-one and group sessions which can address anxiety, mental illness or simply relieve stress.
InMove
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Long Resource Description

InMove performing arts aims to create a community which supports the inclusion and participation of people of all abilities in the community, through a creative and exciting form of artistic expression. Free trial classes available. All Programs are specifically designed by an Occupational Therapist with experience in Performance and Dance Teaching.

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
JAM Music Therapy
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Long Resource Description

JAM offers group and individual music therapy sessions in Melbourne for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JAM gives people of all abilities the opportunity to make music

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Kerrabee Centre – Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
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Long Resource Description

Can participate in social groups, shopping and library groups, day trips, supported residential services program.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Kerrie Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes to participate in

Website Address
Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Kew Recreation Centre
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Long Resource Description

A range of different aquatic activities, including aqua aerobics, aqua movers, social inclusion and exercise for individuals with disabilities.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Kew Traffic School
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Long Resource Description

With roads, roundabouts, intersections, traffic lights, street signs, railway crossings and mini trams, the Kew Traffic School is a great place for children up to 10 years to gain confidence and develop road safety skills. You are required to bring your own bike/scooter. Sessions are split between children 2-5 years and 6-10 years.

Khan Academy Kids
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Long Resource Description

Khan Academy Kids is a free, fun, educational program with thousands of activities and books that will inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery for young children.

Suitable Age Range
Children & Teens
Knox Leisureworks Aquatic and Recreation Centre
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Long Resource Description

Access and inclusion Swimming lessons are designed for those who may require one on one assistance in the water. Water wheelchairs are available for use to enter pools if required.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Knoxbrooke Inc.
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Long Resource Description

We are excited to be launching our latest program, Knoxbrooke Achieve. It has been designed to teach the skills needed to achieve employment or further education. Other learning opportunities include; dance, drama, fitness, gardening, art, sports, cooking, learning programs, support, and resources.

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Kreationz Cheer and Dance
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Long Resource Description

Kreationz All Abilities Dance and Cheerleading classes are full of fun, fitness and friends! The All Abilities program offers all-inclusive dance and cheerleading classes for children with special needs. We provide a fun and confidence-building environment where everybody can dance!  

Suitable Age Range
Children
Lead The Way
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Long Resource Description

Various types of animal assisted therapy different types of animals; aside from Animal Assisted Therapy, other services include counselling, support groups, equine therapy and family psychology

Learn with Rufus
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Long Resource Description

Series of apps for younger learner and special needs students – includes apps to help with learning social cues and emotions

Suitable for
Learning Disability / Autism
Lentil As Anything
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Long Resource Description

Lentil As Anything offer pay-as-you-feel restaurants across 3 Melbourne locations. There are many opportunities for you to lend and hand and help out this great cause, from kitchen hands, wait staff, baristas, musicians and gardeners.

Liberty Swing
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Long Resource Description

Swing suitable for people with disabilities to enjoy freely – buy a key for $10 and you can use it unlimited amount of times

Life360
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Long Resource Description

Life360 is the world’s leading realtime, location-sharing app, and is the best way to coordinate with family and friends. Get automatic notifications when your family comes and goes from home, work and school, and when they complete drives. Create private circles, receive live information, and stay connected with family and friends.

Suitable for
Everyone
Living and Learning at Ajani
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Long Resource Description

Large range of activities and classes that you can participate it, including dance workshops

Suitable Age Range
18+
Look at Me
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Long Resource Description

Helps those with Autism to make better eye contact with others and improve their facial recognition in social situations

Suitable for
Autism
Luna Park
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Long Resource Description

Luna Park is an iconic amusement park located in St Kilda, Melbourne, with unique rides, delicious food and holiday events

Website Address
Mackie Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description

Activities to support and enhance educational, health, recreational, self-esteem and community interests

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Manningham Art Gallery 
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Long Resource Description

Contemporary art exhibitions, groups, touring exhibitions

Suitable Age Range
Adults
Manningham Council Festivals
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Long Resource Description

Range of different festivals and shows throughout the year

Manningham Walking Trails
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Long Resource Description

A large range of walking trails varying in required skill and ability

MathBoard
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

This app is designed to help individuals improve basic maths skills, such as adding and subtracting.

Suitable for
Learning Disability
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery
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Long Resource Description

Outdoor gallery with an array of sculptures. Explore the various sculptures, or enjoy some time in the cafe.

Medication Reminder – Medisafe
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Long Resource Description

App which simply acts as both a reminder and an organiser for medication and pills

Suitable for
Everyone
Melbourne Botanical Gardens
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Long Resource Description

Volunteer to help maintain the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.

Melbourne Immigration Museum at Home
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Long Resource Description

Explore Victoria’s diversity and culture from the couch! Whilst the Immigration Museum is closed, we’ve curated our best online content for you to enjoy from home.

Melbourne Museum
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Long Resource Description

Explore history, culture, science and nature at Melbourne Museum. Includes a special autism friendly museum. You can download a social story to help you prepare for your visit here; https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/visiting/access/the-autism-friendly-museum/

Melbourne Museum at Home
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Long Resource Description

Whilst Melbourne Museum’s doors might be closed, there’s still a whole lot of magic going on. We’ve curated our best online content for you to enjoy from the couch!

Melbourne Polytechnic
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Long Resource Description

Various short courses for people with special learning needs in small classes; courses include animation, cooking, textiles, woodcraft, cooking, performing arts etc. Participants will also gain a certificate of participation. There are also other courses for associate and bachelor degrees.

Suitable Age Range
18+
Melbourne Scienceworks at Home
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Long Resource Description

While Scienceworks’ doors might be closed, there’s still a whole lot of magic (& science!) going on. We’ve curated our best online content for you to enjoy from the couch.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – online concert series
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Long Resource Description

As we work to #KeepTheMusicGoing, we are proud to invite you to be part of our new online concert series where we will broadcast a performance from the MSO archives.

Tune in to our YouTube channel every Thursday night at 7.30pm!

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Melbourne Zoo
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Long Resource Description

A range of educational tours are available

MiLife Victoria, Peninsula Access Support and Training
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Long Resource Description

Programs, services, groups and courses for skills needed in the home, community, self, transport; as well as sports, recreation and leisure.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre
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Long Resource Description

Hydrotherapy pool, group health and fitness classes for all abilities.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Monash Gallery of Art
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Various arts exhibitions, community art projects offering communal art projects

Website Address
Suitable Age Range
Adults
Monash Men’s Shed
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Art, woodwork, electronics, computers, metalwork, sports, gardening, boardgames

Suitable Age Range
18+
Monkami Centre Inc
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Long Resource Description

Monkami Centre has an exciting Arts Program. It involves a wide range of experiences and opportunities for all participants. Participation, self expression, communication and enjoyment are the main aims of the art programs. Also features a garden nursery.

Suitable Age Range
18 – 75
Moonlit Sanctuary
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Long Resource Description

Explore 10 hectares of bushland, feed kangaroos, get up close with colourful bords, reptiles dingoes and more. At night, latern-lit tours are avaliable to meet many nocturnal animals.

Most popular live cams from around the world, Free
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Long Resource Description

Travel the world from your home via live cameras for free. View elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, leopards and other animals live from Kenya – Tsavo East National Park or view the Grand Canal Rialto Bridge, Venice. The choice is yours over 100 cameras to choose from.

Mount Street Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description

Arts, fitness, languages, cooking and yoga classes to participate in

Website Address
Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Mountain District Learning Centre (MDLC)
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Long Resource Description

Mountain District Learning Centre aims to further the wellbeing of all persons in the Knox area. The Social Friendship Group provides a social environment to participants and organises outings, lunches, speakers and a different activity each week. The group meets each Wednesday between 1pm – 3pm. MDLC also offers a range of groups and activity to join and participate in.

Suitable Age Range
Teenagers, Adults and Older Adults
Mullum Road Psychology Clinic (Ringwood Clinic)
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Long Resource Description

A range of Animal Assisted Therapy sessions and services with a team of professional psychologists and different animals, covering a wide range of issues with all ages. Equine Assisted Therapy is also provided.

Myuna Farm
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Myuna Farm is a community farm where you can visit the animals or learn about farming and sustainability

National Gallery of Victoria
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Long Resource Description

Various art exhibitions you can visit, including special exhibitions that change three times a year

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
National Geographic Kids Website
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

National Geographic Kids website is everything an inquisitive young mind needs. Our mission is to get kids excited about their world. They will have so much fun  browsing our website they won’t even realise they’re learning!

National Sports Museum
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Long Resource Description

National Sports Museum includes sporting memorabilia, interactive zones, the Australian Football Hall of Fame and much more!

Website Address
Nature Sounds: Relax and Sleep
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Long Resource Description

App that can play nature sounds to help soothe anxiety – sounds include thunder, ocean waves, birds, rain, waterfalls

Suitable for
Anxiety
North Balwyn Community Men’s Shed
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Can participate in woodwork and computer skills workshops, as well as cooking classes, men’s health forums and fellowship events

Suitable Age Range
18+
OC Connections
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Provides activities and leisure opportunities, holiday services, employment opportunities, meeting specific needs and aspiration for people with disabilities.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
OC Connections Enterprises
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

OCCE provides supported employment for those living with a disability. They offer a range of work opportunities incluing car washing, packing and administration. OCCE offers a work trial so you can see if the work is right for you.

Orana Neighborhood House
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Long Resource Description

Knox City Council provides a service for eligible residents aged over 65, their carers and people with a disability aged under 65 years, to participate in socially, mentally and physically stimulating activities in a friendly environment. Activities include craft, games, discussion, outings, guest speakers, games, cooking and gentle physical exercises.

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Orana Neighbourhood House
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Otway Fly
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

The treetop walk is flat and wheelchair accessible, courtesy cart shuttle to get to and from the Treetop Walk and back

Website Address
Outlook
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Outlook Supported Employment is for people with a disability who want to work but may require ongoing support

Suitable Age Range
18+
Oxfam
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteering opportunities in events, customer service, retail, photography etc. Please contact them in advance for more information if you would like to volunteer at an event or if you need more information about opportunities

Suitable Age Range
18+
Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
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Long Resource Description

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range
18+
Penguin Parade
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Take a trip to Phillip Island to watch the penguins make their journey home from sea. You will have the chance to explore the penguin museum and surrounding coastline before settling down to see some penguins. The penguins emerge from the water at dusk, make their way across the sand, and nestle into burrows, right before your eyes. Wheelchair viewing area has the best view, and those with difficulty with temperature/weather can make a booking for the Skybox

Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description

Low-cost educational, recreational and social activities for anyone to participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Pop Culture Conversation Club 
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Long Resource Description

Love talking about Marvel’s cinematic universe, want to debate Harry Potter fan theories, or chatting all things Star Wars, Pokemon, Dr Who and anything else you might be passionate about? Then this group is for you. A youth program based around discussion of popular books, movies and TV series. Come hang out and meet people with similar interests. Open to 16 to 21-year-olds.

Suitable Age Range
16 to 21-year-olds
Prahran Community Learning Centre
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Youth education, arts, adult education, children’s services

Website Address
Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Q Men’s Shed
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Work on own project, help with maintenance jobs, contribute to special projects

Suitable Age Range
18+
Queen Victoria Market (QVM)
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Melbourne’s biggest and most famous market – Wheelchair accessible, but can be really crowded in the morning so going after 12:30pm would be recommended.

Website Address
RAG Theatre
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Weekly theatre workshops and performances that you can participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Rawcus Theatre
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Ensemble of performers with disabilities who participate in a variety of events and activities

Website Address
Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Red Cross Shop
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Red Cross offers volunteer opportunities in their Red Cross Shop, which raises funds to help people in need. You can also volunteer as an emergency service volunteer in times of disaster, as well as a community service volunteer to help people in your neighbourhood who need a hand.

Riding Develops Abilities
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Enables individuals with a disability to develop independence through adaptive coaching in horse riding.
Places are quite full so will need to contact them in order to be placed into the waiting list

Website Address
RogerVoice
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

RogerVoice substitutes phone calls. It creates a real-time transcription of the call, allowing those with a hearing impairment to ‘hear’ phone calls by reading. App to app calls are free, however, to call other devices a fee is attached.

Suitable for
Hearing Impaired
Rowville Neighbourhood House
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Various arts, skills, classes that you can participate in

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Royal Botanic Gardens
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Beautiful gardens and a range of free events and activities to participate in throughout the year

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
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Long Resource Description

Botanic garden and trails filled with different types of beautiful flowers and plants. The Garden Explorer is an open-air motorised people mover that has room for one wheel chair (with on ramp). It circulates around the Australian Garden every 20 minutes. Garden Explorer tickets are available at the Visitor Centre and from the Driver. This tour is subject to last minute changes, please call the Visitor Centre to confirm days and times 03 5990 2200.

RSPCA
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteer at your local RSPCA shelter and give some TLC to animals without a home, or volunteer in one of their op shops. Op shops raise money to support RSPCA Victoria’s mission to end animal cruelty.

Suitable Age Range
15+
Sacred Heart Mission Op Shop
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Sacred Heart Mission offers a number of volunteer opportunities, including working in op shops, or assisting with a meals program for women experiencing hardship.

Salvation Army
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteering opportunities at local Salvation Army Op Shops and fundraising events. Please contact them in advance if you would like to participate in an event, or if you need more information about opportunities.

Suitable Age Range
16+
Sandringham Library
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Holds a range of activities such as author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Saturday Night Fever
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Discos for all ages and abilities, carers are free

Suitable Age Range
18+
Save the Children Op Shop
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteers are responsible for sorting and selling pre-loved clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac etc.

Suitable Age Range
18+
Scienceworks
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Learn about science at Scienceworks through a range of interactive exhibits. You can download a social story to help you prepare for your visit. You can download it here: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/visiting/access/the-autism-friendly-museum/

Sea Life Melbourne
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Sea Life Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner

Seawinds Community Hub
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Join in a range of different classes and events

Suitable Age Range
Pre-school
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is allowing global access to virtual tours of various exhibits in the museum. Tours are self-guided at viewers’ own pace, allowing for individuals to spend as much time as wanted in each section learning about various parts of natural history.

Social Support
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

A range of exercises, relaxation, therapy, arts, discussion groups, cooking, woodwork, outdoor activities. Accessing the service requires a referral from a relative, friend or health/welfare organization.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
St Kilda Penguin Viewing
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Take a trip to the St. Kilda pier, and watch a colony of fairy penguins return to the shore and nestle into the burrows. Don’t forget to rug up – it can get very cold! Best viewing time is 30 minutes after sunset

St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies)
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteering opportunities at the retail centre, local op shops, fundraising events etc. Please contact them in advance if you would like to participate in any volunteering activities, or if you would like more information about opportunities.

Suitable Age Range
15+
Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Panic assistance audio to help overcome anxiety and panic attacks, relaxation audio to lower stress and relax the body. Also include articles covering emotional training, cognitive behavioural therapy and more

Suitable for
Anxiety
Story Box Online Library – Stories Read Aloud
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Story Box Library is a subscription based educational website, created for children to view stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand, storytellers.

Stroke Support Group
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Support group for both stroke survivors and their carers.

Suitable Age Range
Adults
Sunny Ridge
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

You can pick your own strawberries from November – April. The strawberry shop and café are open year around for you to enjoy their delicious desserts and produce

Symple
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Health diary to record the symptoms you want to discuss with doctors and others later, also very helpful for tracking symptoms and other issues long term

Suitable for
Carers
Taronga Zoo, Sydney – Free Taronga TV
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Over the coming weeks Taronga will be bringing its two beautiful zoos directly into your living room! Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet our friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes at Taronga while our zoos are temporarily closed.

The Grove Counselling & Therapy
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

You can participate in art therapy sessions, but there are also other forms of counselling and therapy available

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
The Holland Foundation
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

The Holland Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation that provides volunteers with retail and office administration training and experience. Volunteers are exposed to all requirements of running a business including banking, customer service, till operation, sorting of donations and stock management.

Suitable Age Range
Adults / young adults
The Lost Dogs Home
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Volunteer to help improve the lives of cats and dogs prior to them being adopted

Suitable Age Range
18+
The Messy Shed
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

The Messy Shed offers 45-minute sensory play sessions that challenge children to think, interact, explore and have fun. Each week there is a different theme, such as “paint a baby” or “ocean wonder”.

Suitable Age Range
18 months – 6 years of age
The National Aquarium in Maryland USA Free Livestream
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

There’s nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand—but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into our Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home.

The National Gallery of Victoria – Virtual Tours
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

We invite you to experience NGV exhibitions from home with our interactive virtual self-guided tours

Trail-Rider All Terrain Wheelchair
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

These all terrain wheelchairs are designed for different abilities and are available for both adults and children. The chairs are suited for sandy and semi-rough tracks where conventional wheelchairs cannot go. Can be borrowed for free and bookings can be made in advance. All-terrain wheelchairs are also available for use at Cape Conran Coastal Park, and the Grampians and Point Nepean National Parks.

U3A (University of the Third Age) Knox
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

U3A provides educational, social and recreational programs and activities for community members over the age of 45 who are in retirement. They run over 150 courses and activities each week, meaning there is bound to be something that suits your interests!

Suitable Age Range
45+
Victorian Mens Shed Association (VMSA)
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

The VMSA website can help you to locate your nearest men’s shed.

Vision Australia
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Vision Australia is the leading national provider of blindness and low vision services supporting people to live the life they choose. They provide many community groups that you can join. Community Groups are a great way to meet other people who are blind or have low vision, share ideas and information, and gain support from members of your community. Check out the website for a full list of groups in Melbourne.

Vision Australia – Free Online Library Service
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Vision Australia offers a free, online library service accessible for people of all ages with a print disability, or who are blind/ have low vision. The collection has thousands of titles on offer and members are able to borrow up to 20 titles at a time.  

Voice Dream Reader
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Allows you to read with your ears, by turning text into speech

Suitable for
Visually Impaired
Volunteering Victoria
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

An online guide to volunteering for people living with a disability

Welcome to Thornbury
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

A park filled with many many food trucks and bars

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Admission includes a 45 minutes safari tour – wheelchair users get to sit at the front of the bus (best spot)

Wheelchair Travel and Scooter Passes
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

A Scooter and Wheelchair Travel Pass will allow someone who is dependent on a scooter or wheelchair to travel for free on Melbourne metropolitan trains/trams/buses, V/Line services, Regional town buses, and other regional services that have a contract or service agreement with Public Transport Victoria.

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Wheelmap
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Can search for wheelchair accessible places all around the globe – can leave comments to convey your own experience to help others decide whether the place is right for them

Suitable for
Wheelchair Users
Wombat Bend Park
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Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Wombat Bend Park is an inclusive playspace for children of all abilities. The playground includes accessible play equipment and sensory activities, surrounded by natural bushland and an enclosed fence.

Work in Retail Training
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

PeopleWorx’s Ready 2 Retail course puts you in a ‘real-world’ training environment so that you can develop the experience to be successful. Whether it’s using our digital point-of-sale system or doing stocktake, you’ll learn real skills in a real workplace. The Ready 2 Retail program is for anyone who needs help getting the skills and work experience needed for employment or further study

Suitable Age Range
All Ages
Yarra Valley
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Road trip around the many wineries, vineyards, farmhouses, gardens and hills

Yooralla
Resource Name
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Yooralla provides a range of employment opportunities for people with disability, including catering, garden maintenance and operation of production lines.

Yooralla – Community Hub & Support
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

Yooralla provides community-based supports for people with a disability, where every individual is encouraged to pursue their goals by accessing skills-based learning, recreation and social activities

Suitable Age Range
All ages
Zoos Victoria – Free Live Streaming
Resource Category
Long Resource Description

We’re live streaming our zoo so you can enjoy #AnimalsAtHome.
We’ve set up a few live stream cameras from Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, so you can enjoy the zoo from anywhere.

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