Other support services

 

  

Community transport

We offer a free transport to and from group activities, services and shopping trips.   

We also hire out buses to community organisations for day trips and weekend excursions.

To access our community transport service, you will need to be assessed as eligible for the service.

Contact us on 9205 5555, email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au, or book online.

FriendLine conversations

FriendLine is a free volunteer operated chat service for anyone who wants to connect and have a friendly chat.

Find on more on the FriendLine website.

Angel Next Door

A free community platform has launched to help people help their neighbours who are isolated during COVID-19. 

Angel Next Door is designed to assist people with grocery shopping, help around the house, dog walking and other general tasks.

Find out more on the Angel Next Door Website.

Escapades

Milparinka provides recreational respite programs for people  who live in the cities of Yarra, Darebin, Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley. Escapades programs provide planned respite through recreation and leisure activities during weekends, holidays and some evenings

Bush Connections: linking people with disabilities to the bush

In Melbourne disability service Milparinka based in Brunswick and Richmond uses forest therapy for people with a disability. Bush connections currently run on Mondays and Sundays and individual arrangements are by appointment. If you are interested in joining the program or find out more, contact bush.connections@milparinka.org.au

YMCA camping escapes

YMCA offers the chance for everyone to travel and experience active recreation 

Events and activities

Hidden disability program

Airports can be very stressful for all of us, particularly, if traveling overseas. For community members with invisible disabilities, including autism, anxiety issues, mental health conditions, dementia, visual impairments, deafness and hearing loss this experience can be even more stressful. 

Melbourne Airport has recently implement Hidden Disability Program to support community members through journey through their International Airport. 

 AAA Play

Access for All Abilities 

 Access for All Abilities
Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.

AAA Play is a free information and referral service. Visit the AAA Play website (https://aaavic.org.au/) or call today to discover the range of sports and active recreation activities close to your home for people of all abilities.

AAA Play
Ph: 1800 222 842
Email: request@aaavic.org.au



Disability Sports and Recreation

Disability Sports and Recreation work with Victorians with a disability to have equal opportunities to take part in sport and recreational activities they want to participate in.

 Disability Sport & Recreation

 Every kid deserves to get out and get active.

City of Yarra Richmond Leisure Centre Cerebral Palsy Program - Suspended with COVID-19

A strength training session for people with cerebral palsy. This program is suitable for people who can use gym equipment with the support of a carer, including upper and/or lower limbs movement. 

Our Cerebral Palsy program was studied by Disability Sport and Recreation. They found that most participants gained physical, emotional and social benefits from participating.

What happens in a session?

A gym instructor runs each session, which lasts for 1 hour. The gym instructors and your carer will support you to do strength exercises using our gym equipment.

How do I join?

You must have an initial assessment with one of our instructors. Our instructor will build you an individual program to meet your health goals. Visit City of Yarra reception to book your assessment. You must bring a referral from a health professional to your assessment.

A carer must attend every session with you.

When is the program?

The Cerebral Palsy Program runs at Richmond Recreation Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

New online tool to make sport accessible 

Person in a wheelchair holding a tennis racquet.

The Disability Resource is a new online tool developed by La Trobe University to make it easier for sporting groups in the community to provide more accessible and inclusive programs for people with disability. 

Weave Movement Theatre

As well as producing new works, Weave present workshops and training days designed to engage people with a disability in the arts and build the capacity of the arts sector to include people of all abilities.

Weave workshops aim to encourage people with and without a disability to explore new ways of moving, to be creative and challenge assumptions about the abilities, ideas and possibilities of working with people who have a disability. These workshops and training days are available for:

  • organisations which work in the field of disability and/or the arts
  •  people with a disability
  • recreation workers, and
  • dance practitioners

Scope

Scope offers sports, arts and social activities

Inkrewsive

Inkrewsive is a very unique program which supports artists to gain skills, become independent and receive occasional payment from performing in public gigs etc. Participants engage in professional art making experiences working with rap, beat making, dance and making music video clips.