Gold Coast City Council – All areas for local activities – Active Healthy programs in PDF, includes free classes and groups.
Brisbane City Council – Active and Healthy events see what free activities and class are in your area.
National Home Doctor Service – Phone: 137425 | Website: www.homedoctor.com
Special Needs Library at the Nerang Library. They provide a collection of resources to assist with the development and rehabilitation of children and adults with special needs. This requires a referral from an Allied Health professional or a GP. Definitely great initiatives for the GC Special needs library
Mobility Maps for Gold Coast – Community Mobility Maps
Accessibility App for Brisbane visitors https://access4000.net/
Wheelchair accessible Accommodation around Australia – Can go anywhere
National Public Toilet Map – Find a toilet near you when you are out and about.
Holiday in Australia – With the help of the NDIS list (available here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/4121-summer-fun) there’s no shortage of inclusive fun to be had around the country.
Gold Coast Theme Parks – Guests who produce their Companion Card are entitled to one ‘free of charge companion’, so that their companion can provide care and support during their visit to any of the three major parks – Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World. Guests with any special needs are recommended to visit Guest Services upon arrival for assistance in planning their day.
The Companion Card QLD is issued in the name of the person who has a disability, and is valid for 5 years. More info.
Surfers Paradise Beach – One of Australia’s most iconic beaches, Surfers Paradise is now accessible to everyone with beach matting and Mobi-Chairs available this summer. Some other places that have accessible beaches and may be suitable to visit for you are on this accessible beaches website.
Pioneer Park, Landsborough – This all abilities playground featuring a multi-sensory playground is designed with children of all abilities in mind. Located near Australia Zoo, Beerwah.
ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocates) – 1800 818 338
Access Communications – Government provides access and benefit from communications services learn what is available and where from.
The Australian Human Rights Commission – The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation. They promote the rights of people with disabilities and building a more accessible , more inclusive community. More here
Beyond Blue (Depression, anxiety and related disorders) – 1300 224 636
Black Dog Institute, for Suicide and mental illness support – Web link on where to get help
Carers Queensland – 1800 242 636
Centrelink – At Centrelink you will find a range of services for families, carers, and people with disabilities. Phone list of departments.
Disability Support (Centrelink) – Payments and services for you, your family or carers, if you have an illness, injury or disability.
Crime Stoppers (To help solve a crime) – 1300 333 000
Deaf Services Queensland – 07 3892 8500
Department of Community, Disability Services & Seniors – 1800 080 464
Department of Veteran Affairs – Web link to DVA help numbers or for General enquiries – 1800 555 254
Disability Information Service – 1800 177 120
Energex (Power supply/outages) – 13 62 62
Gold Coast City Council Seniors and Disability Directory – 1300 465 326
Kids Helpline (Help and support for under 18’s) – 1800 551 800
Lifeline (counselling and support) – 13 11 14
Life threatening emergencies (critical or serious situations only) – 000 or call 106 if you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment.
Meals on Wheels, Nerang – 07 5596 1026
MensLine Australia, Counselling and support – 1300 789 978
National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) – provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation. Learn more here.
National Disability Insurance Agency, NDIS ensures that people with disability continue to get the support they need – 1800 800 110
NCAT Guardianship Division – NCAT’s Guardianship Division is a specialist disability division within NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal. The Division conducts hearings to determine applications about adults with a decision making disability who are incapable of making their own decisions and who may require a legally appointed substitute decision maker – Call 1300 006 228 and press 2 for Guardianship Division matters.
Police non urgent – 131 444
Relationships Australia – Great website resource of beneficial information for all kind of relationships.
Seniors One Stop Information Line (no question too big or small) – 1300 135 500
State Emergency Service – SES (flood and storm assistance – fallen trees, roof damage, floods). You are a ‘vulnerable resident” if you’re elderly, fragile or have a disability which prevents you from being able to help yourself during a flood or storm emergency, then the SES will prioritise your request based on your needs and information provided – you will need to contact them. Be prepared Download the SES app. Call 13 25 00 .
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation. Learn More.
Transcord Community Transport Services – 07 5539 3733
Volunteering Gold Coast Transport – 07 5526 5288
UDC AREAS OF SERVICE
If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment text 106 in an emergency.
This is a Text Emergency Call, not SMS. Learn how to use the 106 Number here
You will be asked if you want police (type PPP), fire (FFF) or ambulance (type AAA). Note Speak and Listen (or voice carry over) users just need to say ‘police’, ‘fire’ or ‘ambulance’ to the relay officer
Do you have a companion card?
The cardholder’s chosen companion may be a paid or unpaid assistant or carer, family member, friend or partner.
Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. The ‘companion’ ticket is also exempt from booking fees.