In Australia, summer fun most often means outdoors activities. With the right Plan Management, you can enjoy an accessible summer. The team at Trusted Care are experts when it comes to making the most of our supports and finding activities which meet your needs and achieve your goals.

With so many accessible activities now available (and more available each year), it’s time to pop on some sun cream, grab a hat, and enjoy all that Australia has to offer.

Sun, surf, and sand

Accessible beaches offer easier access by providing ramps, wheelchair beach mats and accessible change rooms or showers. If you would like to head to the beach this summer, check out the Accessible Beaches Directory to find an accessible beach near you. (Hamish here is the link https://accessiblebeaches.com/directory)

Be a culture vulture

Museums, art galleries, theatres and other arts venues can be a great way to escape the summer heat and in Australia there are many to choose from. We are fortunate that the majority have been designed as inclusive spaces, accessible to anyone.

If you’re in the mood for some art, here are a range of accessible museums and art galleries by state. And this list is growing daily!

Queensland

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art

Museum of Brisbane

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum

Townsville Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

New South Wales

Museum of Contemporary Art

Australian Museum

Art Gallery of NSW

Wollongong Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria

ACMI

Geelong Gallery

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Tasmania

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Mona

Town of Sheffield (outdoor gallery of murals)

South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

ACE Open

South Australian Museum

Barossa Regional Gallery

Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre

Geraldton Region Art Gallery

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

Northern Territory

Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory

Walkatjara Art Centre

Field of Light installation

Australian Capital Territory

National Gallery of Australia

National Portrait Gallery

National Museum of Australia

Get wild with the wildlife

Zoos and parks can be a great place to go for people of all ages and accessibility, especially as most have been designed wide pathways perfect for wheelchair access.

Many zoos across Australia offer wheelchair and motorised scooter hire (although most people are likely to have their own), free entry for carers, access for Assistance Dogs (some zoos require a 72-hour notice period for Assistance Dogs as certain precautions may need to be taken and some areas may be restricted for safety depending on the individual zoo policy), and accessible facilities.

Some zoos and parks will also provide play programs designed for children with physical, sensory, cognitive, and intellectual disabilities.

The great outdoors

Australia is home to some of the world’s best national parks, and better yet… most of them are accessible. Many of the Australia’s national parks have wheelchair accessible trails and some even offer TrailRiders for free hire. TrailRiders are designed to give people with mobility restrictions access to trails and pathways that are not accessible for wheelchairs, including walks with stairs.

Get to know some of Australia’s top accessible parks by selecting your state below.

Queensland

New South Wales

Victoria

Tasmania

South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

Your summer adventure is limitless and accessible through your NDIS plan. Speak with a Trusted Care team member today about how you can make the most of summer, phone 1800 670 990 or email services@trustedcare.org.au