City of Kingston provides a range of services and support for people with disabilities and their carers.
Kingston Council's Aged and Disability Services aim to help residents with disabilites of any age, to remain independent and continue living in their own homes for as long as possible.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia.
MetroAccess - Building Inclusive Communities is a key initiative of the Victorian Disability State Plan 2013-2016, which aims to build more inclusive and accessible communities for people with disabilities. The project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
For People with Disabilities and carers
Find out more about the different resources available in the City of Kingston for people with disabilities, their families and carers. Also available in this section are the Recharge Scheme and Pump ‘Em Up.
Learn more about disability and the Disability Discrimination Act and how it affects you. You can also learn about how to communicate with a person with a disability, plus find website links on a range of disabilities.
Do you own or work at a business? Do you want to find out how you can make your business more accessible and welcoming to customers with a disability, their families and friends? Click on this section to find out more...
YouMeUs - Achieving Inclusion
YouMeUs - Achieving Inclusion. Free online training that promotes inclusion of people with disability for Leisure Centres, Neighbourhood Houses, Community Centres and Men's Sheds.
Access for All - Sport and Community group guides
These guides have been developed to provide sporting and community groups in the City of Kingston with information on becoming more inclusive and accessible for people with disability.
Access friendly beaches in the City of Kingston
This page provides information on the accessible features of Kingston's foreshore to encourage the beach to be enjoyed by all.
Many people are aware of Guide Dogs or Seeing Eye Dogs who assist those who are blind or have low vision. Did you know that there are other assistance animals that can help people with disabilities? Read more here.