Activities, Events and Programs - People with Disability

The City coordinates a variety of activities, events and programs for, and inclusive of, people with disability. These range from regular activities, annual events and services throughout the City.
If you have any specific access queries or requests for any of our activities, events or programs, please don't hesitate to contact the City to discuss.

Activities for people with disability

The City of Cockburn offers a range of inclusive activities for all ages and abilities, including:

Events for people with disability

Celebrate Ability event

Celebrate Ability is an annual event in December to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability.
The event has lots of fun activities, including an animal farm, bouncy castle, kites, face painting, arts and dance.
Please visit the City’s Events Calendar for more information.

Creating accessible events

If you are holding a community event, you need to ensure access and inclusion for all. Please make sure your event complies with the Disability Services Commission - Accessible Events Checklist. This will help you to make sure your event follows disability access requirements.

Specific access requests for events

If you have any specific access requests for City of Cockburn events (e.g. require an Auslan interpreter), please contact the City at least two weeks in advance so we can make the arrangements.

Programs for people with disability

Library Services

The Cockburn Libraries (Spearwood, Coolbellup and Success) are all accessible facilities which run a number of inclusive activities and programs for all ages.
The Cockburn Libraries also offer a Home Library Service, which delivers books and other materials on loan to readers who are housebound. The service also includes a fortnightly bus that transports readers to the Success Library.
The Coolbellup library has an Adaptive Technology Centre with equipment to assist people with disability, including a Kurzweil Omni (which converts text to speech using a scanner), a Starview magnifier and a speech synthesiser.

Cockburn Community Care

Cockburn Community Care provides a range of respite, support and social services to people with disability living in Cockburn.
Cockburn Community Care services can be funded for eligible people by WA NDIS, Home and Community Care (HACC), Home Care Packages, or they can be self-funded.
For more information, contact Cockburn Community Care on 08 9411 3780 or email communitycare@cockburn.wa.gov.au 

More information and contact

For more information on activities, events and programs for people with disability, please contact the City of Cockburn on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can use the National Relay Service to contact the City of Cockburn at no charge. Call 13 36 77 or visit the National Relay Service website.

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Contact

Address

9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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