Courses & Programs

Vacation Programs

We have provided a list of some organizations which offer tours, accommodation or camps specifically for people with disabilities.

Accessible Noosa
Access Noosa is a project of e-bility Pty Ltd. The Accessible Noosa database has been developed as a comprehensive ‘one-stop’ access guide for people holidaying in the Noosa Shire and surrounding areas of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Web: www.accessnoosa.com

Ambleside Tours – Tours for People with disabilities
Provides fully escorted interstate tours, day and weekend trips
34 Stoda Street, Heathmont 3135
Phone:  (03) 9720 9800
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    www.amblesidetours.com

Flying High Tours
Provides fun and educational holiday experiences locally, interstate and overseas.
254 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park 3206
Phone:  (03) 9699 5459

Camp Diversity, Lord Somers Camp and Power House
Provides camps twice a year, offering a fun filled weekend of games and activities for young people.
Cnr Parklands Avenue and Lord Somers Road Somers 3927
Phone:  (03) 9510 7066
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    http://www.lordsomerscamp.org.au/camps/diversity.htm

Focus Life Programs
Focus Holiday Support Program – Provides people with a disability the opportunity to have a holiday with their family on the Mornington Peninsula.
Focus Weekend Camps – This program is run in conjunction with YMCA. Camps are held every 3 months. People need to be over 18 and have an intellectual, physical or sensory disability.
5 Beach Street, Dromana 3936
Phone:  (03) 5987 0988
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    www.focuslife.com.au

Impact Support Services
Provides a diverse range of respite opportunities for people with disabilities over the age of 18, through supported weekend breaks and holidays.
59 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh VIC  3166
Phone:  (03) 9568 6144
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    www.impact.vic.edu.au

XS Access
XS Access is a fully supported holiday program based on Phillip Island. They provide transport, accomodation, staff, meals and an extensive list activities over a 5 day holiday.
Phone:  0425861614
Email:   [email protected]
Web:     www.xsaccess.com/scripts/default.asp?idpage=80

Matching Houses
A disability holiday house exchange website.
Email:  [email protected]
Web:   www.matchinghouses.com

People Outdoors

Provides camps (day, weekend and week-long) for children, teenagers and adults

Phone:  (03) 9365 7150

Email:   [email protected]

Web:    www.peopleoutdoors.org.au/

 

Platypus Leisure Tours
Platypus Leisure Tours provides supported holidays for people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.  They offer quality holidays both nationally and internationally at an affordable price while offering dignity, privacy and respect.  Their activities are designed to bring focus to enjoyment, social interaction and independence.
Phone: (03) 9876 1341
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  http://www.platypustours.com.au/

Sunshine Holidays

Provides quality supported group and individual holidays for people with intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury.
PO Box 1491, Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone:    1800 786 744
Email:     [email protected]
Website: www.sunshineholidays.org

Options Victoria Inc.
Options Victoria Inc. services include: day programs, recreation, leisure and employment, and are delivered through bases in Srpingvale, Noble Park, Dandenong and Narre Warren
Suite 3, Level 4
Plaza Business Centre
(Dandenong Hub)
26 McCrae Street
Dandenong VIC 3175
Phone:  (03) 8710 8555
Email:    [email protected]
Web:     http://www.optionsvic.org.au

Wesley Shared Supported Holidays
Disability Type: Acquired Brain Injury
270 Nepean Hwy, Edithvale 3196
Phone:  (03) 9687 8264
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    http://www.respitenorthandwest.org.au/news/wesley-shared-supported-holidays-0

Wesley Young Adults Program
Provides recreational and camping opportunities to people with a disability aged 18 – 25. Activities are provided on the weekends.
Phone:  (03) 9687 8264
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    http://www.wesley.org.au/disability/communityactivitiesyoungpeople.html

Wesley Kids Under Kanvas
Provides young people aged 8 – 18 years with the opportunity to participate in recreation and camping activities. Young people are divided into age appropriate groups. Camping includes Tent Camps, Camping in Cabins and Specialised Camps including horse riding and surfing.
Level 1, 154 Nicholson Street, Footscray 3011
Phone:  (03) 9687 8264
Email:   [email protected]
Web:    http://www.wesley.org.au/disability/communityactivitiesyoungpeople.html

This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National Disability Coordination Officer Program. The views expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.