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Below is a comprehensive list of organisations, community groups and online resources providing information and support for people living with disability.

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Advocacy
Arts & Culture
Assistive Technology
Blogs & Online Communities
Disability Professional Services & Organisations
Health & Wellbeing
Libraries & Resources
Post School Options & Alternatives to Employment
Publications
Respite
Sport & Recreation
Transport & Access
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Advocacy

ADVOCACY WA
A regionally based community not for profit Western Australian
agency that provides information, advocacy and support to people with disabilities or mental health issues who find themselves in vulnerable or marginalised situations living in the South West.
Phone: 08 9721 6444
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CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE
Comprehensive information and support to parents of children with cerebral palsy.
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CEREBRAL PALSY GROUP
Educational information and support for those affected by cerebral palsy.
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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY AUSTRALIA
The national peak body for representation of children and young people (aged 0-25) with disability and their families.
Phone: 1800 222 660
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CITIZEN ADVOCACY PERTH WEST
Promotes, facilitates and supports advocacy for people with disabilities.
Phone: 08 9445 9991
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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY WA
A trusted source of independent information, advocacy, education and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disability, their families and the people who support them.
Phone: 08 9420 7203
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ETHNIC DISABILITY ADVOCACY CENTRE (EDAC)
WA’s peak advocacy organisation. Aims to safeguard the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their families.
Phone: (08) 9388 7455
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SYNAPSE – AUSTRALIA’S BRAIN INJURY ORGANISATION (FORMERLY HEADWEST)
Synapse provides a range of support services for people who have been impacted by brain injury and disability, and promotes quality of life, self-determination and choice through information, specialist support and targeted research activities.
Phone: 1800 673 074
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WA (PWDWA)
PWDWA is run by and for people with disabilities and is the peak disability consumer organisation representing the rights, needs and equity of all Western Australians with disabilities.
Phone: 08 9420 7279
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Arts & Culture

ARTS ACCESS AUSTRALIA (AAA)
The national peak body for arts and disability.
Phone: 0419 201 338
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AS WE ARE: ARTISTS WHO HAVE AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
A WA community initiative that aims to bring joy and wellbeing to the lives of artists who have an intellectual disability.
Phone: 08 6253 4700
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CATCH MUSIC
Catch Music creates regular, local opportunities to create and enjoy music, build and share skills and experience, and connect with like-minded people in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Phone: 0490 041 661
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COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK WA (CAN WA)
CAN WA creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.
Phone: 08 9226 2422
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DISABILITY IN THE ARTS & DISADVANTAGE IN THE ARTS WA (DADAA)
Non-for-profit organisation that aims to create inclusion and opportunities through arts and culture programs for Western Australians who are living with a disability or mental illness.
Phone: 08 9430 6616
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MUSIC ROCKS AUSTRALIA (MRA)
Using music as a tool for inspiration and skills, MRA focuses on the music, social and personal development of young participants, allowing an ethos of ‘music is for everybody’.
Phone: 08 9275 2111
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WA DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SPORT AND CULTURAL INDUSTRIES (DLGSC)
The DLGSC works with partners across government and within its diverse sectors to enliven the Western Australian community and economy through support for and provision of sporting, recreational, cultural and artistic policy, programs and activities for locals and visitors to the State.
Phone: 08 9224 7300
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Assistive Technology

AUSLAN SIGNBANK
Auslan Signbank is a language resource site for Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and hosts a wealth of information and resources on the deaf community for all Australians.
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CP TECH
CPTech is a team of creative minds with a common goal – to find ways to improve the lives of people with disability. By working closely with individuals, families and carers, the team at CP Tech provide support and technical expertise that lead to greater independence through the creative use of equipment and technology.
Phone: 1300 106 106
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INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTRE WA (ILC)
The ILC provides information and advice, assessment, training, funding and hire services that enable Western Australians of all ages and abilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives.
Phone: 1300 885 886
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TECHNOLOGY ASSISTING DISABILITY WA (TADWA)
Through technology, aids and equipment, TADWA improves the quality of life for people with disabilities, older people and carers.
Phone: 1300 663 243
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NATIONAL HEARING CARE (NHC)
The NHC is a network of local audiology clinics around Australia that tests and provides care for people with hearing loss.
Phone: 1800 704 189
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Blogs & Online Communities

BLOOM – PARENTING KIDS WITH DISABILITIES
Created by the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to bring together the wisdom of families and professionals in childhood disability treatment, research, programs and education across the world.
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LIVEWIRE
Livewire is an online community designed just for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. It is a safe online space where members can connect and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.
Phone: 02 8425 5971
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RAISING CHILDREN NETWORK
The Raising Children Network provide evidence-based information that can help parents on a range of topics about raising children.
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RAMP UP
ABC Ramp Up is no longer being updated, however the website remains active and has a number of useful and interesting posts on specific news, opinions, features, audio and blogs on disability within Australia.
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Disability Professional Services & Organisations

AUTISM ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
The Autism Association of WA provides services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families from early childhood through to adult life.
Phone: 08 9489 8900
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BAPTIST CARE
Baptistcare provides residential and community aged care services and employ a team of disability and mental health professionals.
Phone: 1300 660 640
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DISABILITY SERVICES COMMISSION (DSC)
The Disability Services Commission works in partnership with service providers and other government departments to provide information, supports and services to people with disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 1800 998 214
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DOWN SYNDROME WA
Services and support for families affected by Down Syndrome.
Phone: 08 9368 4002
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EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION AUSTRALIA
ECIA is the peak national organisation promoting the interests of young children with developmental delay or disability, their families and communities.
Phone: 02 9873 2593
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EPILEPSY WA
Epilepsy WA works to educate those with epilepsy, their family, friends and society, to enable epilepsy sufferers to integrate successfully in the community, and enjoy a full and productive life-style.
Phone: 08 6457 7699
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GUIDE DOGS WA
Guide Dogs WA is Western Australia’s primary provider of Guide Dog mobility services to people who are blind or vision impaired. Guide Dogs WA is run by VisAbility (formerly the Association for the Blind of WA).
Phone: 08 9311 8202
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IDENTITYWA
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability and their families.
Phone: 08 9474 3303
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INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENT DELAY (ISADD)
ISADD provides a holistic, evidence based service to children, teenagers and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other related disabilities.
Phone: 08 9227 6888
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KALPARRIN
Kalparrin aims to support family members and carers of children with a disability or special need through support networks and groups.
Phone: (08) 6456 0035
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KIDS ARE KIDS! THERAPY & EDUCATION CENTRE
Kids Are Kids! provide therapy assessment, intervention services and programs for children at all levels of developmental disability or delay.
Phone: 08 9313 6566
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MOSAIC COMMUNITY CARE
Mosaic Community Care provides community support and residential programs to people with an intellectual and/or physical disability.
Phone: 08 6220 7531
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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME
The national disability insurance scheme is a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
Phone: 1800 800 110
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NATIONAL DISABILITY SERVICES (NDS)
NDS is the national peak body for non-government disability services. NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability in all domains of life.
Phone: 08 9242 5544
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NEXT CHALLENGE
Next Challenge provide creative team therapy for families, inventive consultancy services for health, disability and education services for essential improvements in access to therapy for the children in any community.
Phone: 08 9201 0707
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ORS GROUP
The ORS Group helps people with disability, injury or medical conditions find or maintain sustainable employment. They provide support for all disabilities and specialise in providing services to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and mental health backgrounds.
Phone: 1800 000 677
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PEOPLE 1ST PROGRAMME
The People 1st Programme (P1P) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality along with parents, carers and service providers.
Phone: 08 9227 6414
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ROCKY BAY
Rocky Bay offers home support, therapy services, respite and recreational opportunities. They also have their own employment services.
Phone: 08 9383 5111
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RISE
Rise provide a range of services for people in the community including in the areas of aged care, people with disabilities, mental health, youth and care givers.
Phone: 08 6274 3700
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SENSES FOUNDATION
Senses provide disability support services to people of all ages throughout Western Australia, including the provision of services to people who are deaf/blind.
Phone: 1300 111 081
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TELETHON SPEECH & HEARING CENTRE FOR CHILDREN
Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre teaches children with speech and language or hearing impairments to listen and speak.
Phone: 08 9387 9888
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THE ABILITY CENTRE (formerly The Centre for Cerebral Palsy)
The Ability Centre provide a range of services to children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, as well as their families and carers.
Phone: 1300 106 106
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VISABILITY
VisAbility (formerly the Association for the Blind of WA) provides therapy and support services to assist people across a range of ages and disabilities.
Phone: 1800 847 466
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WIZE THERAPY
Wize Therapy provides evidenced based physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services to children and young people.
Phone: 08 9317 7932
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Health & Wellbeing

AVIVO
Avivo provides a range of supports, from personal care and household tasks to assisting with work and recreational activities. The organisation also provides supports for families and carers of people with disabilities.
Phone: 1300 428 486
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BEYOND BLUE
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone achieve their best possible mental health.
Phone: 1300 224 636
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CARER GATEWAY
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides information to support carers and help connect them to local support services.
Phone: 1800 422 737
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CARERS WA
Carers WA represents and supports carers, including parents and siblings, through support groups, advice and training.
Phone: 1300 227 377
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HEALTHSHARE
Healthshare is a health initiative empowering Australians to make better health choices through an online forum with health professionals.
Phone: 1300 533 433
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KIDS HELPLINE
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Phone: 1800 551 800
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LIFELINE
Lifeline provides Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone: 13 11 14
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SECCA
Supports people with disabilities to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health.
Phone: 08 9420 7226
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PERTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Western Australia’s specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre, providing medical care to children and adolescents up to 16 years of age. The 298-bed hospital provides treatment for the most serious medical cases, as well as secondary services including inpatient, outpatient and day-stay care.

Phone: 08 6456 2222
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WA GOVERNMENT HEALTH DEPT
Western Australia’s public health system aims to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all Western Australians.
Phone: 1800 522 002
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YOUTHLINK
Youthlink is a state-wide mental health program which provides mental health counselling, consultation, training and community development.
Phone: 1300 362 569
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Libraries & Resources

ABC EDUCATION
ABC Education brings you free educational resources for Primary and Secondary students – thousands of videos, games and programs.
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ACTIV LIBRARY
The Activ Library is a major library for disability related information in WA and has books, training materials, selected websites and audio visual resources available.
Phone: 08 9387 0555
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ANGLICARE WA
Anglicare WA supports people, families and their communities to cope with the challenges of life by building resilience and capacity.
Phone: 1300 11 44 46
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NATIONAL DEAFBLIND INFORMATION HUB
Accessible resources for individuals living with a combination of vision and hearing impairments, their families and support members.
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POSITIVE PARTNERSHIPS
Positive Partnerships works with parents, carers and educators of school-aged children on the autism spectrum to provide current, relevant and evidence-based information through workshops and online resources.
Phone: 1300 881 971
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PARENTING RESEARCH CENTRE
The Parenting Research Centre is dedicated to gathering scientific knowledge on effective parenting to help parents raise happy, healthy children.
Phone: 03 8660 3500
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STATE LIBRARY OF WA
The State Library of WA is committed to ensuring people with disabilities and their families and carers have the same access to equitable library and information as others.
Phone: 08 9427 3111
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Post School Options & Alternatives to Employment

BIZLINK
A disability employment service that provides employment support services to Central and West Metro Perth.
Phone: 1300 780 789
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EDGE EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
One of the largest and longest established employment agency for people with disabilities in Australia.
Phone: 1300 253 065
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INTERCHANGE WA
Interchange supports West Australians with disability to achieve their goals through individualised, local community-based support that sows the seeds for a fulfilling life.
Phone: 08 9329 9399
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INTELIFE
Intelife help people to develop and promote the aspirations and potential within the community and employment.
Phone: 08 6169 1100
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GOOD SAMARITAN OPTIONS EMPLOYMENT
Options Employment provides employment support services for students and adults looking for employment.
Phone: 08 9463 0562
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WORKPOWER
Workpower provides a range of supports and respite options tailored to people with a disability.
Phone: 1800 610 665
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Publications

LINK DISABILITY MAGAZINE
Link is nation-wide distributed magazine covering a variety of topics affecting people with disabilities including opinions and perspectives directly from people with disabilities.
Phone: 08 7325 3200
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Respite

ACTIV
Activ provides a range of services from respite, supported employment, home and community care, transport and recreational activities.
Phone: 08 9387 0555
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CAHOOTS
Cahoots provides exciting and rewarding programs and camps for kids and young people in Western Australia.
Phone: 08 6223 0828
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DISCOVERY HOLIDAYS
Discovery Holidays provide quality supported holidays and tours for adults who require care and support services to travel.
Phone: 1800 290 996
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INKA RESPITE
INKA is a respite farm environment for children and adults with special needs.
Phone: 0424 646 983 or 0424 798 897
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KIRA INC
Kira provides tailored programs for people with disabilities.
Phone: 08 9243 0366
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LADY LAWLEY COTTAGE (LLC)
Lady Lawley Cottage offers respite services for children with a physical or intellectual disability, and/or chronic medical condition.
Phone: 08 9318 2160
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LIFE WITHOUT BARRIERS
Life Without Barriers providing care and support services across Australia in urban, rural and remote locations.
Phone: 1800 935 483
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Sport & Recreation

AUSTRALIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
The Australian Paralympic Committee help Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games.
Phone: 02 9704 0500
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BEFRIEND
Befriend is a social group run by volunteers that aims to break down barriers so that everyone can feel included and create diverse friendships.
Phone: 0404 831 201
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CIRQUEST CIRCUS SCHOOL
Disco Cantito hosts inclusive CirQuest Circus School and CircUS workshops for children of all abilities
Phone: 0408 626 941
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CHILD AUSTRALIA
A community based organisation that aims to increase inclusion and participation in community services for children with additional needs and their families.
Phone: 1300 66 11 64
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DISABLED SURFERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (DSAA)
The DSAA’s mission is to put “Smiles on Dials” by taking disabled participants of all ages and all disabilities surfing in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Phone: 0408 552 071
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EQUAL FOOTINGBALL DIVISION (FOOTBALL WEST)
Football West runs the Equal Footingball Division which includes people with disabilities in soccer.
Phone: 08 6181 0700
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INCLUSION WA
Supports individuals by encouraging their involvement in sporting and recreation events and community life.
Phone: 08 9201 8900
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PLAYGROUP WA
Playgroup WA support families in finding a suitable playgroup in their local community.
Phone: 1800 171 882
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REBOUND WA
Rebound WA has access to a range of sports programs and can connect you with a wide variety of accessible opportunities around the State.
Phone: 08 6143 5800
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RECLINK
Reclink Australia provides sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.
Phone: 03 9419 6672
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RED DUST HEELERS
The Heelers are Aboriginal and other Australian people with disability. They use adaptive sports and their own stories to bring community members, services and the corporate community together for education and awareness raising about the abilities, needs and interests of people with disability.
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RIDING FOR THE DISABLED WA
Riding for the Disabled WA is dedicated to providing therapeutic and recreational equestrian activities to benefit people with disabilities.
Phone: 08 9296 4655
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SPECIAL OLYMPICS WA
Special Olympics Western Australia is proud to be part of the Special Olympics Australia network that provides weekly sports training and regular competition for people with intellectual disability. Through sport, people with intellectual disability learn the skills and build the confidence that can help them achieve their personal best in sport and in life. Get in touch and get involved. .
Phone: 07 3420 5761
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SUPERFINS WA
A swimming club for people with disabilities at all levels.
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WA DEPARTMENT SPORT AND RECREATION
Sport and recreation contributes to the health and wellbeing of all people and helps break down the barriers that once stopped people with disability from participating. The department continues to educate and assist sporting organisations and clubs to make the changes needed to encourage people with disability to experience the same thrills and excitement of other members.
Phone: 08 9492 9852
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WA DISABLED SPORTS ASSOCIATION (WADSA)
Through participation in recreation and sport, WADSA enhances the lives of people living with disabilities in WA. This extends to families, staff, volunteers, support workers and the community.
Phone: 08 9470 1442
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Transport & Access

ACCESS WA
You’re Welcome – AccessWA is a West Australian access guide for people with disabilities and seniors.
Phone: 1800 998 214
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COMPANION CARD
The Companion Card is issued to people living with disabilities that require attendant care support when participating in community activities or entering particular venues.
Phone: 1800 617 337
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GETABOUTABLE
Getaboutable is a social enterprise focused on improving travel and leisure options for people with disabilities.
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SWAN TAXIS
Swan Taxis offer an Easy Access service designed for individuals who require wheelchair access to taxis.
Phone: 08 9422 2240
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TRANSPERTH
Information about public transport in Perth including bus, ferry and train travel along with information about disabled access.
Phone: 1800 800 022
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WHEELS FOR HOPE
Wheels for Hope assists Western Australian families living within 650km from the Perth GPO access critical medical and remedial care through the provision of loan wheelchair hoist vans.
Phone: 1300 922 115
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WHEELS2GO
Wheels2go provides peace of mind to RAC members with a mobility device, such as a manual or electric wheelchair, by offering roadside assistance in a breakdown situation including calling a taxi or friend if it can’t be fixed straight away.
Phone: 13 17 03
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Other

AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Promoting the rights of people with disabilities and building a more accessible, more inclusive community.
Phone: 02 9284 9600
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PUBLIC TRUSTEE
Offers independent and professional trustee and asset management services.
Phone: 1300 746 116
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