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.
Monarto Safari Park – Sit in the hop on and hop off bus and view the animals up close as they come to you. The park provides ramps and railings for disability access. Guide dogs are not permitted. Fantastic for those that can’t walk long distances and still want to see the animals.
Wheelie Good Cruises – www.wheeliegoodcruises.com.au
Hassle-free cruises for people with a disability – individuals who use a wheelchair, have a physical or mobility disability, who are deaf, non-verbal, blind, have visual impairment or are elderly or retired.
Houseboats for Disabilities – 08 8261 5554 | Website: http://users.esc.net.au/~pereilly
ADA Australia (Aged and Disability Advocates) – 1800 818 338
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
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 CAn:Do – Education, Support, Interpreting and Audiology – Weblink to see SA services.
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
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.
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.
LOCAL BUSINESSES PROVIDING DISABILITY SERVICES IN AND AROUND ADELAIDE
Technical Aid to the Disabled SA (TADSA) – Statewide Local Call: 1300 663243 | Phone: 08 8261 2922
Disability Recreation and Sports SA (DRSSA) – www.drssa.org.au
Gawler Craft and Leisure Group, Gawler Community Health Service – 08 8521 2080
Fishing for the Disabled – 08 8265 3703
Sedan Historic Enthusiasts Den – Phone: 0427 120 640
Gilbert Valley Men’s Shed – Call Robert on 08 8842 6500
Prospect Men’s Shed – Call Graham on 08 8269 1377 or 0438 794 979
The Kapunda Shed – Call Bill on 0412 058 011
Willos Men’s Shed – Call Neville on 0408 484 255
Mount Pleasant Men’s Group – Bob 0498 498 344
Pooraka Farm Men’s Shed – Call Bill on 0412 085 011
The Green Shed at Gumeracha – Call Karen – 08 8389 1711
Barossa Men’s Shed – Call John on 0402 340 820
Barossa Valley Tinkers Shed – Call Moss on 08 8562 2274 or 0409 832 884
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. Phone 1800 667 110.