We have lots of sport and recreation activities for people with disability in the City of Boroondara.


Activity Description Location
AFL Wheelchair-external site

A type of AFL for people with a physical disability.

It gives people the opportunity to play in an exciting and competitive environment.
Boroondara Sports Complex
Reclink Football-external site Reclink’s Aussie Rules program encourages adults from all backgrounds and abilities to take part in this inclusive team sport. Victoria Road Reserve
Auskick-external site

The NAB Auskick program teaches kids how to play AFL in a fun and safe environment.

This program is suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years of different abilities.
Deaf football-external site A type of AFL for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Nettleton Park


Activity Description Location
All Abilities Badminton-external site Beginner-friendly opportunity to try badminton and para-badminton where people of all ages and abilities are welcome. Both programs are NDIS-friendly, and family, friends, carers, supporters, and allies are also welcome to participate. Boroondara Sports Complex


Activity Description Location
Power Assist All Abilities Basketball-external site A volunteer-run basketball program for all abilities. Auburn High School and Methodist Ladies College


Activity Description Location
Cycling for people with a disability-external site

The Hawthorn Cycling Club provides:

  • training clinics
  • workshops
  • coaching support.

It can meet the needs of all ages and abilities.

Bikes can be supplied.
Hawthorn Velodrome Patterson Reserve


Activity Description Location
Deaf cricket-external site The Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club encourages diversity and inclusion for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hays Paddock
All Abilities Blast Program-external site The Burwood Cricket Club teaches kids with disability basic cricket skills in a fun and friendly environment. Burwood Reserve

Fitness classes, including dance

Activity Description Location
Emotion21 programs-external site

Specialist programs for children and young adults with Down Syndrome.

Programs include:

  • dance
  • fitness
  • yoga
  • musical theatre classes.
Emotion21 is supported by the Inclusion Foundation.
Kew Senior Citizens Club
Online fitness and meditation classes-external site Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria offers free online fitness classes for people who are blind or vision impaired to get fit at home.   At home via Zoom
Boxing-external site Boxing and fitness class for people aged over 18 years who are blind or have low vision. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels.  Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Gym class-external site

A gym class for people with vision impairment. The class:

  • has cardio exercises
  • is supervised by qualified professionals.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre 
Dance for Neurobalance classes-external site

Dance classes for people with neurological disorders, including:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • stroke.
The classes use a chair to help participants focus on coordination.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Spin – indoor cycling-external site Indoor cycling suitable for all fitness levels and people aged over 18 years to help build endurance and strength aimed at people with a vision impairment. Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre


Activity Description Location
Goalball-external site

Goalball is a team ball sport for:

  • people who are blind or vision impaired
  • any skill level.
Scotch College Junior School Gym


Activity Description Location
GoZone Gymnastics-external site

A gymnastics program for:

  • kids with physical disability
  • kids with intellectual disability.

The program:

  • can be made to suit each kid’s needs
  • is a type of therapy.
Boroondara Sports Complex
Special Olympics Gymnastics-external site A gym program for kids with intellectual disability who want to take part in Special Olympics competitions throughout the year. Boroondara Sports Complex


Activity Description Location
Wheelchair rugby-external site

Wheelchair rugby for all:

  • ages
  • genders
  • skill levels.

The program includes weekly training sessions.

Spare sports chairs are available for people who want to try the sport for the first time.
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre


Activity Description Location
Deaf soccer-external site

Melbourne Deaf Football Club supports soccer players who are deaf or hard hearing.

The club has qualified trainers who use Auslan.
Hays Paddock


Activity Description Location
Autism Swim YMCA Vic-external site

Students can have one-on-one classes with an Autism Swim Approved Instructor that meets their needs.

Kids can also join small group classes.
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
Dugongs swimming-external site

A swimming program that teaches kids:

  • how to swim
  • water safety
  • open water safety.
Lessons are available for kids of all ages and abilities.
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Junior swimming program-external site

The Vision Impaired Swimming Program offers individual swimming lessons for children who are blind or visually impaired.

The program is suitable for kids aged 3 to 12 years.
Ruyton Girls School
Swimming lessons-external site

One-on-one swimming lessons for people with disability. The lessons:

  • can meet the needs of each person
  • are for all ages and abilities.

People will learn how to:

  • swim
  • be safe around water.
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre


Activity Description Location
Wheelchair coaching-external site

Grace Park Hawthorn Club offers wheelchair tennis for all:

  • levels
  • ages 
  • abilities.

The club runs clinics on its courts. Or you can book the courts for your own practice sessions.

Grace Park Hawthorn Club


Activity Description Location
Walking with Willpower-external site

The Walking with Willpower program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria.

It matches adults who are vision impaired with a trained, friendly volunteer to share the benefits of walking.

Walk in the Park-external site

The Walk in the Park program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria.

It provides group walks and camps in a range of parks in Victoria.

Volunteers help people with vision impairment to:

  • walk around the park
  • read the signs
  • describe the environment they are walking through. 
Forest Bathing

The Forest Bathing program is run by Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria.

People join Rachel DeSumma, a qualified nature therapy guide, to:

  • walk slowly
  • engage their senses
  • explore nature. 


Zoom walking at home-external site Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria offers free indoor walking workouts via Zoom for blind and vision impaired people to get fit at home. From home via Zoom

Accessible facilities 

Facility  Description Location
Accessible spaces and equipment-external site

The Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic gym facilities have a range of:

  • modified programs
  • accessible equipment. 

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Accessible Recreation Swimming and Lap Swimming-external site

Each of the Boroondara Leisure and Aquatic Facilities provide accessible entry for lap and recreational swimming.

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Access for All Abilities (AAA Play)

Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) is managed by Reclink Australia. It’s the only dedicated service in Australia that connects people with disability to sports and recreational activities.

AAA Play works with the person to find out:

  • what activity they want to take part in
  • about their disabilities
  • where they live.

AAA Play can connect people to:

  • State Sporting Associations – the organisations that manage a sport at state level
  • Regional Sports Assemblies – groups that create inclusive opportunities for people with a disability
  • active community clubs
  • local governments
  • sport and recreation providers that meets the needs of people with disability.

AAA Play can connect someone to a sport or recreation activity that’s right for them.

Reclink Australia provides AAA Play in Victoria with support from the Victorian State Government.

To find activities in your local area, please visit the AAA Play website or call 1800 222 842 for more information.

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