Connections in the community

Policy Direction 1.1 of the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is Increased participation of people with disability, their families and carers in the social, cultural, religious, recreational and sporting life of the community.

Barriers to access play a big role in the lower rates of participation of people with disability in community activities. This can lead to a lack of connection and to social isolation and loneliness. 

However, there are a range of recreational, sporting, social, cultural and special interest groups and organisations that provide accessible and inclusive opportunities to participate in the community. Some are listed on this page. Refer to Further information below for more ideas of places to discover the local activities and opportunities that interest you. 

Connect and Participate Expo Stallholders (2019)

The Connect and Participate (CAP) Expo has been an annual inclusive community event for all ages and abilities, showcasing the range of opportunities available in the ACT region to join groups and build social connections around common interests. People attended the Expo to participate in the many ‘Come and Try’ activities on offer, or simply talk with people representing groups to find out what they might be interested in.

The sixth CAP Expo was held on Saturday, 4 May 2019 at the Kingston Former Transport Depot. A wide variety of social clubs, sporting clubs, arts and hobby groups and community organisations were gathered together for an interactive day, with live music and dance performances, food and stalls showing displays.

 

This is a list of the diverse groups that attended to host a stall at the 2019 CAP Expo (in alphabetical order):

501st Legion - International all-volunteer organisation formed to bring together Star Wars costume enthusiasts under a collective identity. The Southern Cross Garrison covers the NSW and ACT.

Website: www.501scg.org 

Contact: info@501scg.org 

Social media: Facebook; Instagram 

ACT & Region Machine Knitters Guild - Group providing a learning, teaching and social environment for anyone with an interest in machine knitting or knitting machines.

Contact: act.region.mkg@gmail.com; 02 6231 0627

ACT Bilingual Education Alliance - Non-profit community group that supports and encourages bilingualism in the Canberra region, promoting family-based bilingualism and formal education programs.

Website: www.actbilingual.weebly.com  

Contact: canberrabilingual@gmail.com

Social media: Facebook

ACT Companion Dog Club - Not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers, helping people train their dogs using positive training methods.

Website: www.actcdc.org.au 

Contact: contact@actcdc.org.au; 02 6295 7764

Social media: Facebook

ACT Disc Golf Club Incorporated - Not-for-profit organisation focused on growing disc golf within the ACT by helping to install additional courses and encouraging more people to play.

Website: www.australiandiscgolf.com/act 

Contact: ACTDiscGolfClub@gmail.com

Social media: Facebook

ACT German Language School Inc - Not-for-profit organisation teaching the German language to children and adults in the ACT since 1958.

Website: www.actgermanschool.org.au 

Contact: info@actgermanschool.org.au

Social media:  Facebook

ACT Humanist Society - The Canberra community for humanists, aiming to promote, advocate and educate about humanism as a philosophy of life.

Website: www.canberrahumanists.org.au 

Contact: Form on website

Social media: Twitter

ACT Storytellers Guild - Non-profit group in the Canberra community encouraging and promoting the oral tradition of storytelling as an integral part of community life.

Website: www.actstorytellers.com 

Contact: actstorytellers@gmail.com; 02 6281 5175

ACT Wildlife Inc - Canberra’s wildlife care group for injured, sick and orphaned native animals.

Website: www.actwildlife.net 

Contact: info@actwildlife.net; 0432 300 033

Social media:  Facebook

Australian Indigenous Alpine Sports Foundation - Not-for-profit foundation aiming to promote participation in Alpine Sports by disadvantaged Aboriginal youth to achieve better outcomes, improving quality of life and empowering Aboriginal youth.

Website: www.aiasf.org.au 

Contact: info@aiasf.org.au

Belconnen Community Service - Regional community service organisation providing services, programs and activities for people in the Belconnen region.

Website: www.bcsact.com.au 

Contact: bcs@bcsact.com.au; 02 6264 0200

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Bellyup Bellydance - Family friendly group based in Canberra that shares the joy of belly dance with women of all ages.

Website: www.bellyupbellydance.com 

Contact: bellyupbellydance@hotmail.com; 0435 096 454

Social media: Facebook

Cactus & Succulent Society of the ACT Inc - Club encouraging the cultivation and propagation of cacti and other succulent plants in the Canberra region.

Website: www.cactusact.org.au 

Contact: Form on website; 02 6254 1013

Social media: Facebook

Calisthenics ACT - The local body for Cali Dance in the ACT, affiliated with the Australian Calisthenics Federation. For girls 3 years and above.

Website: www.calisthenicsact.com.au 

Contact: president@calisthenicsact.com.au

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Astronomical Society - Established in 1969 to serve the needs of amateur astronomers within the ACT and surrounding regions.

Website: www.casastronomy.org.au 

Contact: 0428 488 269

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Canberra Blind Society - Grassroots community and peer support organisation for people who are blind or vision impaired in the ACT.

Website: www.canberrablindsociety.org.au 

Contact: canblind@canberrablindsociety.org.au; 02 6247 4580

Social media: Twitter

Canberra Brass Inc - Organisation for amateur brass musicians, students through to adults, comprising of three bands: Canberra Brass, Victoria Street Brass and Canberra Youth Brass.

Website: www.canberrabrass.org.au 

Contact: canberrabrass.secretary@gmail.com; 02 6231 0646

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Bushwalking Club - Club organising a variety of different walks in and round the Canberra region; also offering canoeing, canyoning, caving, conservation work parties, cross-country skiing, cycling, geocaching, liloing, and social activities in addition to bushwalking.

Website: www.canberrabushwalkingclub.org 

Contact: Form on website; 02 6281 4917

Social media: Facebook

Canberra College of Piping and Drumming - The College was established as the teaching arm of the Canberra Burns Club Piping Band, providing tuition in bagpipes, snare drum, bass drum and tenor drum.

Website: www.canberracollegepipesdrums.org 

Contact: info@canberracollegepipesdrums.org; 0407 244 129

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Dance Theatre Inc - Non-profit community dance company for ages 16 and above contributing to the dance culture of the ACT region through education, performance and engagement with local artists and organisations.

Website: www.canberradancetheatre.org 

Contact: canberradancetheatre@gmail.com; 0435 025 365

Social media:  Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

Canberra Harmony Chorus - Community chorus of women of all ages and background who share a passion of performing barbershop quartet style a capella harmony.

Website: www.canberraharmony.org.au 

Contact: info@canberraharmony.com.au; 0406 468 988

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Irish Language Association - Not-for-profit association based in Canberra that works with community groups across the ACT and interstate to help promote and improve the learning of Irish language in Australia.

Website: www.cila.org.au 

Contact: cila.enquiries@gmail.com; 0402 739 809

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Lapidary Club Inc - Club formed following the amalgamation of the Canberra Gem Society Inc, the ACT Lapidary and Mineral Club Inc and the Canberra Fossicking and Metal Detecting Club to share experience and expertise in the craft.

Website: www.canberralapidary.org.au 

Contact: canberralapidary@gmail.com; 02 6260 5322

Canberra Model Shipwrights Society Inc - Fostering and maintaining interest in building and constructing scale model ships, boats and associated fittings, gear, equipment, armaments and relevant items and structures, in the pursuit of excellence in this field.

Website: www.canberramodelshipwrights.org.au

Contact: secretary@canberramodelshipwrights.org.au; 0424 191 307

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club - The principal amateur radio club in the ACT providing and supporting repeater services and education for amateur radio operators.

Website: www.crarc.ampr.org 

Contact: committee@crarc.ampr.org

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Repertory Society - Not-for-profit organisation serving as one of the oldest established theatre companies in Australia, with more than 500 major productions to date.

Website: www.canberrarep.org.au  

Contact: contact@canberrarep.org.au; 02 6247 4222

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Canberra Roller Derby League - Canberra’s premier all female, flat track roller derby league comprising of around 100 skaters split into four teams and referees.

Website: www.crdl.com.au 

Contact: canberrarollerderby@gmail.com

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild - Incorporated association for Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy and horror) in any medium.

Website: www.csfg.org.au 

Contact: canberra.specfic@gmail.com

Social media: Facebook

Canberra Swing Katz - Canberra swing dance group offering group and private classes, dance teams for hire, events and social dancing.

Website: www.canberraswingkatz.com 

Contact: canberraswingkatz@gmail.com; 0421 860 475

Social media: Facebook  

Canberra Walkers - BungyPump Walking Group - Free walking group meeting weekly on Saturday mornings, promoting the use of BungyPump fitness walking poles.

Contact: duncan@bungypump.com.au; 0404 373 157

Social media: Facebook

Capital Tigers - Official Richmond Supporters Group - Official Richmond Football Club supporters group for the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding region.

Website: www.capitaltigers.com.au 

Contact: committee@capitaltigers.com.au

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Celebration Of African Australians ACT Inc - Group celebrating, appreciating and showcasing the contributions of African Australians in the ACT.

Website: www.celebrateafricanaustraliansact.org 

Contact: canberra@celebrateafricanaustraliansact.org

Social media: Facebook

Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Organisation providing support for people living with disabilities and their families, and conducting ongoing research around cerebral palsy.

Website: www.cerebralpalsy.org.au  

Contact: ask@cerebralpalsy.org.au; 1300 888 378

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

Communities@Work - Community service organisation providing services, programs and activities for children, seniors, people with a disability, and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the ACT and wider region.

Website: www.commsatwork.org 

Contact: admin@commsatwork.org; 02 6293 6500

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Community Radio 2XX Inc. - Not-for-profit community radio station existing to give a voice to the Canberra community.

Website: www.2xxfm.org.au 

Contact: inquiries@2xxfm.org.au; 02 6230 0100

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

Community Services #1 - Community service organisation delivering a range of services and programs including community development, family support services, training services, children’s services and aged care programs.

Website: www.communityservices1.org 

Contact: websiteadmin@communityservices1.org; 02 6126 4700

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) - Group promoting the playing of Zupforchester (plucked-string orchestra) instruments, including mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar, acoustic bass and double bass, in Canberra and the surrounding region.

Website: www.cozmo.org.au 

Contact: secretary@cozmo.org.au; 0421 043 082

Social media: Facebook  

Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra - Group promoting Italian language and culture in the ACT, providing language classes for adults and organising cultural events.

Website: www.danteact.org.au 

Contact: info@danteact.org.au; 02 6247 1884

Social media: Facebook

Das Zentrum Australian-German Institute Inc -Not-for-profit organisation forging the link between Australia and the German-speaking regions of Europe, offering language classes and organising cultural events.

Website: www.daszentrum.org.au/

Contact: das.zentrum@iinet.net.au; 02 6230 0441

Social media: Facebook

DeafACT - Not-for-profit organisation supporting advocacy, sports and recreation groups for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community of the ACT and surrounding region.

Website: www.deafact.org.au 

Contact: secretary@deafact.org.au

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Diversity ACT Community Services - Not-for-profit organisation supporting the LGBTIQ+ community in the Canberra region.

Website: www.diversityact.org.au 

Contact: Form on website; 02 6231 3126

Social media: Facebook

Dragons Abreast Canberra - Dragon boating group in Canberra for breast cancer survivors of various ages, backgrounds and ability.

Website: www.dragonsabreast.com.au/groups/placedetails/1

Contact: canberra@dragonsabreast.com.au; 0421 592 613; 0407 908 472

Social media: Facebook

Feros Care - Not-for-profit organisation delivering aged and community care services including residential aged care, home care, home maintenance, veteran’s services, community care and short-term restorative care for those recovering from injury or illness. Feros Care is the Local Area Coordinator for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Website: www.feroscare.com.au 

Contact: info@feroscare.com.au; 1300 090 256

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter 

Folk Dance Canberra - Recreational folk dance group teaching dances from many countries around the world.

Website: www.folkdancecanberra.org.au  

Contact: folkdancecanberra@gmail.com; 02 6286 6401

Social media: Facebook 

Friends of the Memorial (Australian War Memorial) - Group supporting the Australian War Memorial by contributing to the acquisition and preservation of items for the Memorial’s collection.

Website: www.awm.gov.au/get-involved/friends-of-the-memorial 

Contact: friends@awm.gov.au; 02 6243 4523

Social media: Facebook 

Getaboutable - Social enterprise giving people with disability the confidence to get out and about through sharing information about accessible travel and leisure activities around the world.

Website: www.getaboutable.com 

Contact: contact@getaboutable.com

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter

Girl Guides - ACT & SE NSW Region - Organisation providing leadership and personal skills development for girls and young women in Australia.

Website: www.girlguidesact-sensw.org.au  

Contact: gga.act@bigpond.net.au; 02 6282 5328

Social media: Facebook

Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra - Society established to promote, develop, foster and support the study and preservation of family history, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects and to assist members and the general public in research into family history.

Website: www.familyhistoryact.org.au   

Contact: secretary@familyhistoryact.org.au; 02 6251 7004

Social media: Facebook

IDEAS - Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services – service driven by people with disability, for people with disability, providing independent information to enable informed decision making and self advocacy.

Website: www.ideas.org.au 

Contact: info@ideas.org.au; 1800 029 904

Social media: Facebook; Twitter 

iDrama - Rebus Theatre’s Inclusive Drama group based at The Hub in Phillip.

Website: www.thehubinphillip.org.au/courses/inclusive-drama-rebus-2 

Contact: 02 6109 0145

Social media: Facebook

Inner South Canberra Community Council -Voluntary, not-for-profit, community-based association operating in the inner south area of Canberra, preserving and improving the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of the community.

Website: www.isccc.org.au 

Contact: info@isccc.org.au; 0419 854 211

Social media: Facebook; Twitter 

Jumptown Swing - Community-based not-for-profit swing dancing school in Canberra, teaching lindy hop, balboa and authentic jazz style dancing.

Website: www.jumptown.org 

Contact: contact@jumptown.org

Social media: Facebook; Twitter  

Kids Football Club - Program for children aged 3-12 years teaching skills to develop their sporting and soccer ability.

Website: www.kidsfc.com.au 

Contact: theoffice@kidsfc.com.au; 02 6100 8555

Social media: Facebook 

Kung Fu Wushu ACT Inc. - Officially recognised governing body for Chinese martial arts (kung fu, wushu, tai chi) in the Australian Capital Territory.

Website: www.kwact.com.au 

Contact: president@kwact.com.au

Social media: Facebook 

Little Athletics ACT - Association for young athletes aged 5-16 to develop the skills of running, jumping and throwing in a fun and social environment.

Website: www.actlaa.org.au 

Contact: administration@actlaa.org.au; 02 6247 1296

Social media: Facebook

Mable (formerly Better Caring) - Online platform allowing people to connect with care and support in their local community.

Website: www.mable.com.au   

Contact: info@mable.com.au; 1300 736 573

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter;  

Makehackvoid - Canberra’s community hacker/maker space, supporting and encouraging arts, science and technology culture in the ACT by providing a physical space to interact and create.

Website: www.makehackvoid.com 

Contact: secretary@makehackvoid.com; 02 6112 6880

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Mixtape Chorus - Inclusive, community-focused indie-pop choir group in Canberra for all ages.

Website: www.mixtapechorus.com 

Contact: committee@mixtapechorus.com

Social media: Facebook; Instagram 

Monaro Folk Society - Non-profit community organisation operating in the ACT-Monaro region providing entertainment and direct involvement in folk music, dance and spoken word activities.

Website: www.monarofolk.org.au 

Contact: secretary@monarofolk.org.au; 02 6299 5547

Social media: Facebook

National Military Reenactment Group - Reenactment and living history group with members in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

Contact: 0411 164 564

Social media: Facebook

National Parks Association of the ACT Inc. - Conservation group promoting National Parks and the protection of fauna and flora, scenery, natural features and cultural heritage in the ACT.

Website: www.npaact.org.au 

Contact: admin@npaact.org.au; 02 6229 3201

Social media: Facebook 

Northside Community Service - Community-based, not-for-profit organisation established to provide and develop support and services for residents of North Canberra.

Website: www.northside.asn.au 

Contact: office@northside.asn.au; 02 6171 8000

Social media: Facebook; Twitter 

Omnia Adventurers and Social Club - Voluntary club organised by members to provide social and outdoor activities for older Canberrans.

Website: www.omnia.asn.au 

Contact: omnia_membership@omnia.asn.au

Panzergruppe South - Group for enthusiasts of radio-controlled tanks and 1/6 scale model figures in Canberra and the surrounding region.

Contact: wobblyhog@gmail.com; 0400 271 965 (leave a message)

Pets and Positive Ageing Inc - Group promoting the benefits for older Australians of being able to continue living with their pets in various forms of aged accommodation, encouraging community discussion on relevant issues.

Website: www.petsandpositiveageing.com 

Contact: info@petsandpositiveageing.com; 0427 975 500

Philatelic Society of Canberra - Philatelic group based in Canberra interested in the collection and study of postage stamps.

Website: www.canberrastamps.org 

Contact: psc@luckhurst.com.au; 0479 169 596

Social media: Facebook 

Rebus Theatre - Mixed ability theatre company providing interactive training and education to raise awareness around discrimination, diversity and equity in the community.

Website: www.rebustheatre.com

Contact: info@rebustheatre.com; 0403 815 784

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Rostrum Australia - Not-for-profit club helping members improve their speaking and meeting skills through regular club meetings and student development programs.

Website: www.rostrum.com.au 

Contact: webmaster@rostrum.com.au

Social media: Facebook 

Royal Life Saving ACT - Providing the ACT community and aquatics industry with services such as training in first aid and aquatic rescue, water safety education, school swimming and lifesaving programs, lifeguarding and first aid provision at local events.

Website: www.royallifesaving.com.au/act 

Contact: act@rlssa.org.au; 02 6260 5800

Social media: Facebook; Twitter 

SHOUT - Providing members with a range of services and facilities to develop and support self-help groups in the ACT region.

Website: www.shout.org.au 

Contact: admin@shout.org.au; 02 6290 1984

Social media: Facebook 

Silver Soles Cloggers Inc. - Club teaching clogging dance classes in Canberra – clogging is a traditional style of dance originating from the Appalachian mountains in the USA.

Contact: cloggersinc@gmail.com; 0411 270 410

Social media: Facebook

Sing Australia - Network of community singing groups across Australia.

Website: www.singaustralia.com.au 

Contact: info@singaustralia.com.au; 03 8838 8995

Social media: Facebook

Southern Cross Club Social Art Group - Social group based at the Woden Southern Cross Club of like-minded arts people who enjoy painting, drawing, print-making and other artforms.

Website: www.cscc.com.au/rewards/social-clubs 

Contact: chacton@gmail.com; 0410 062 380

Special Olympics Greater Canberra - State branch of Special Olympics Australia – not-for-profit organisation supporting people with intellectual disability to achieve their personal best through sport.

Website: specialolympics.com.au/canberra

Contact: soactadmin@specialolympics.com.au; canberra.membership@specialolympics.com.au; 02 6251 4250

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

St John Ambulance ACT - Self-funding charitable organisation in the ACT dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Website: www.stjohnact.com.au 

Contact: coursebookings@stjohnact.com.au; 02 6282 2399

Social media: Facebook www.facebook.com/StJohnACT; www.instagram.com/stjohnambulanceact 

Table tennis ACT - Non-profit organisation in the ACT committed to providing an outlet for people of all ages and ability to enjoy table tennis.

Website: www.tabletennisact.org.au 

Contact: info@tabletennisact.org.au; 0409 607 588

Social media: Facebook; Twitter  

The Canberra Calligraphy Society - Society for people interested in calligraphy, holding workshops for lettering and associated crafts.

Website: www.canberracalligraphysociety.org.au 

Contact: secretary@canberracalligraphysociety.org.au

Social media: Facebook 

The Disability Trust - Group based in NSW and the ACT providing professional care and support to people with disability and their families, including sport and recreation programs

Website: www.disabilitytrust.org.au 

Contact: info@disabilitytrust.org.au; 1300 797 443

Social media: Facebook 

The Flamenco Centre Canberra - Providing flamenco dance classes for adults, geared to all levels of interest and experience.

Website: www.flamencocentre.com 

Contact: tomasflamenco@gmail.com; 0408 299 747

Social media: Facebook

This Is My Brave Australia Inc. - Non-profit organisation providing a community and platform for people living with mental illness to speak out in an effort to end the stigma associated with mental health disorders.

Website: www.thisismybraveaustralia.com 

Contact: tim@thisismybrave.org

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter  

Toastmasters International Monaro Division - Group providing a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Website: www.d70toastmasters.org.au 

Contact: mdiv@d70toastmasters.org.au; 0418 386 899

Social media: Facebook 

Traditional Boat Squadron of Australia - Group based in the ACT fostering the use, construction, restoration and public display of traditional boats and associated items.

Website: www.tradboatsact.com 

Contact: commodore@tradboatsact.com; 0412 228 241

Tuggeranong Valley Band - Community concert band based in Tuggeranong, playing regularly at events across Canberra.

Website: www.tvband.org.au  

Contact: info@tvband.org.au

Social media: Facebook 

Ukulele Republic of Canberra (URoC) - Group for Canberrans interested in learning to play ukulele, to pass on ukulele skills and knowledge or to participate in workshops and group performances.

Social media: www.facebook.com/UkuleleRepublicofCanberra 

VIEW Clubs of Australia - Women’s volunteer organisation supporting disadvantaged children across Australia through education charity.

Website: www.view.org.au  

Contact: view@thesmithfamily.com.au; 1800 805 366

Social media: Facebook; Twitter 

Volunteering ACT - Peak body for volunteering and community information services in the Canberra region.

Website: www.vc-act.org.au 

Contact: info@vc-act.org.au; 02 6251 4060

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter 

Warehouse Circus Inc - Not-for-profit youth circus organisation dedicated to improving the mental and physical health of young people in the Canberra region through the medium of social circus.

Website: www.warehousecircus.org.au  

Contact: admin@warehousecircus.org.au; 02 6260 3626

Social media: Facebook 

Wheelchair Sports NSW - Organisation enriching the lives of people with physical disability through participation in sport.

Website: www.wsnsw.org.au 

Contact: reception@wsnsw.org.au; 02 9809 5260

Social media: Facebook; Instagram; Twitter 

Woden Community Service - Not-for-profit organisation providing community services across Canberra, covering children, families, young people and seniors including disability, housing and mental health services.

Website: www.wcs.org.au 

Contact: info@wcs.org.au; 02 6282 2644

Social media: Facebook; Twitter

Woden Valley Swim Club -Non-profit organisation catering to a range of swimmers from development and fitness through to those competing at an elite level.

Website: www.wodenswimclub.org.au 

Contact: secretary@wodenswimclub.org.au

Social media: Facebook 

Woodcraft Guild of the ACT - Organisation of people who love to make things with wood in the ACT and surrounding region.

Website: www.woodcraftguild.org.au 

Contact: media@woodcraftguild.org.au

Social media: Facebook; Twitter  

Young Music Society -Non-profit, self-funded community service organisation inspiring and motivating Canberra’s young people through access to educational music programs.

Website: www.youngmusicsociety.org.au 

Contact: admin@youngmusicsociety.org.au; 02 6258 0200

Social media: Facebook 

ACT Government stallholders 

ACT NoWaste Transport Canberra and City Services branch implementing the ACT Government’s No Waste Strategy through programs that engage the community and encourage sustainable waste minimisation and management practices.

Website: www.tccs.act.gov.au/recycling-and-waste; www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au 

Contact: 13 22 81

ACT Parks and Conservation Service - The Branch in the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate responsible for the management of national parks, reserves, wildlife, forests and rural land in the ACT.

Website: www.environment.act.gov.au/ACT-parks-conservation 

Contact: 13 22 81

Social media: Facebook  

Domestic Animal Services - Transport Canberra and City Services branch responsible for administration and regulation of the Domestic Animal Act 2000; dog registration and the issuing of various licences; dealing with vicious dogs and dog attacks; apprehending, impounding and caring for stray, roaming, injured and lost dogs; investigating alleged animal nuisance issues; and management and operation of the DAS shelter and impoundment facilities.

Website: www.tccs.act.gov.au/city-living/pets/dogs/about-das 

Contact: dogcontrol@act.gov.au; 13 22 81

Exchange For Change - Scheme coordinator of the ACT Container Deposit Scheme, encouraging recycling in the community while reducing litter and the number of containers going to landfill.

Website: www.exchangeforchange.com.au; www.actcds.com.au 

Contact: www.actcds.com.au/contact-us; 02 6280 8538

Transport Canberra - Transport Canberra and City Services branch responsible for the public transport system in the ACT.

Website: www.transport.act.gov.au 

Contact: www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/forms/transport_feedback; 13 1710; 02 6207 7611

Social media: Facebook; Twitter  

Other registered stallholders

Canberra Cascades Artistic Swimming - Non-profit, parent-run organisation providing a positive and cooperative atmosphere for participants in the sport of artistic swimming by assisting athletes to reach their full potential.

Website: www.canberracascades.com.au 

Contact: canberracascades@gmail.com

Social media: Facebook  

Canberra Quilters - The oldest patchwork group in Australia, promoting the art and craft of patchwork and quilting in Canberra.

Website: www.canberraquilters.org.au 

Contact: secretary@canberraquilters.org.au

Social media: Facebook

Navitas English - English school offering English and skills or work programs, contracted by the Australian Government to deliver the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

Website: www.navitas-english.com.au 

Contact: amepact@navitas-english.com.au; 02 8234 1490

Social media: Facebook  

Xtend Life & Behavioural Coaching - Personal and professional integrative coaching services based in the ACT for individuals, teams and organisations.

Website: www.xtendlifecoaching.com.au 

Contact: xtendyourself@xtendlifecoaching.com.au; 0412 830 386

 

Further information

Find Canberra Events - Events ACT is your guide to what's on in Canberra 

Visit Canberra has published a quick guide to accessible attractions and places to eat in Canberra.

The Companion Card Program enables people with disability who require life-long attendant care support from a companion to attend participating venues or activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion

Volunteering ACT provides an online directory of Canberra community information on My Community Directory, where you can discover over two hundred Community Clubs & Interest Groups in Canberra and over one hundred Sports clubs and associations. They also have a Community Info Hub that you can visit in Canberra City and run an Inclusive Volunteering Program

Meetup is an online service used to connect groups of people with common interests to facilitate events and activities - visit the MeetUp website to find your tribe in Canberra. 

Creating a Disability Action and Inclusion Plans (DAIP) is a great way for community clubs or organisations to become more inclusive and accessible to potential members or participants with disability

See Advocacy, information and peer support for social opportunities organised by Women With Disabilities ACT (Social Drop Ins) and People With Disabilities ACT (Morning Teas)

Marymead Autism Centre run a number of social groups list local community activities and organise an Access Days program in which participating local business make modifications to accomodate people on the Autism spectrum. 

Carers ACT organises a range of educational, nurturing and social activities for carers - see their Monthly Calendar  

A list of recreational groups and clubs can be found on the ACT Seniors Directory on the Community Services Directorate website

See the Inclusive arts and performance page for some of the accessible creative activities you can connect with. 

See the Inclusive sport and fitness page for more information about local sporting organisations, and how sport and exercise can be made accessible for all.