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Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disabilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities.

Nican is funded as an Information Service by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Disability, Sport and Recreation

Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria.

Our mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation.

The Able Management Group

The Able Management Group is a member based charitable organisation which assists people with disabilities to access outdoor activities.  Activities include skiing, motorcycle and off road buggy riding, paragliding, micro-lighting, camping and 4 wheel driving, fishing, rafting, kayaking and camps.  Skiing in winter includes access to adaptive ski equipment.


Access for All Abilities (Sport and Recreation Victoria)

Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. This program has, and continues to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.

Wild@heART Community Arts

Wild at Heart provides opportunities for people with a disability to tell their stories through arts and music making, to make friends and be part of a community and to participate equally in society through their artistic work.

Confident Living Programs (Victoria) - MS Australia 

MS Australia – Victoria: Confident Living Programs (CLP) support people with neurological conditions who are socially isolated and disadvantaged in community participation due to the progressive nature of their condition or implications of it. The programs are open to participants with Neurological conditions which may include Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.The programs are planned with the clients and provide a range of social and physical activities which include: Creative Arts, Physical Activities and Water Exercises. The programs are hosted in disability accessible venues across Metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong.




Personal Development and Education

Crossroads VIC Inc

Provides Christian fellowship and education with disabled persons of all ages.  They provide regular branch activities which have spiritual, recreational, educational and social aspects; and holiday activities such as bus tours and day trips to places of interest.


Grow is a national organisation that provides a peer supported program for growth and personal development to people with a mental illness and those people experiencing difficulty in coping with life’s challenges. Grow groups offer the opportunity for people to share challenges and solutions for recovery in a supportive and structured way. Participants are also able to attend education and training sessions and participate in a range of social activities. Grow is free to join and you don’t need a referral or diagnosis.

Interact Arts Education

Was established to enhance the educational opportunities of adults with disabilities in areas of fine arts, theatre arts, multimedia, music, dance, communication and self-representation. Interact provides an exciting range of creative opportunities for both younger and older adults with a disability to practice as visual and performing artists in their local community. The program is run from locations in Balwyn, Fairfield, Croydon, Ringwood and the Abbotsford Convent

Kevin Heinze Garden Centre

The Kevin Keinze Garden Centre Inc provides horticultural therapy programs for children and adults with disability or disadvantage.

Leisure Link Up - Access for All Abilities

This service support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.

Life Stream Foundation facilitates a wide range of opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to enable them to participate in sport and recreation activities within the community. 


A Guide to Eating Out in Victoria

You can download a free PDF guide on wheelchair accessible eateries in Victorian country cities and towns here at:

This guide is updated bi-annually and is not just  for wheelchair users but for all lovers of food because it also includes food quality, service provision, price range, payment methods, hours of business and decor as assessed by the writer. This was a community project and it came about with thoughts by the author that wheelchair bound people visiting provincial cities and towns throughout Victoria would have to wonder about the accessibility to cafes, restaurants and Hotel Bistros. So he undertook research and the book was written and is titled “Eating Out with Wheels - Victorian Country Cities & Towns” 



Making It Happen

Disability Support Services

Scopes four age categories, view one for more age specific information.

Age 0-6

Early Years

Get your child ready for a flying start in life.

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Age 7-18

Kids & Teens

Prepare your child for the path to independence.

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Age 19-65


Live your life to the fullest with our practical support and services.

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Age 65+


Join in the community with our specially tailored services.