People with Disability
Mosman Council provides a range of services for residents with disabilities, their families and carers, including information, assessment and referral services.
Council’s Aged and Disability Services is staffed by professionals and supported by trained volunteers.
Please contact us for more information between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday, phone 9978 4119.
To view Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan, click here.
Services and activities for people with disabilities in the Mosman area include:
Friday Night Group for Young Adults with a Disability
Mosman Council facilitates a social and recreational group for young adults with a disability (age group 18-40 years) every third Friday evening of the month between 6.30 and 10.30 pm.
Activities include outings, dinners, bowling, disco nights, workshops (stop motion animation, stencils, photography), movie nights and much more. The maximum capacity is 17 attendees.
Clients pay for entry fees to activities if applicable. Bookings are essential and the number of spaces are limited.
Contact 9978 4128 for further information and registration.
Meets every Thursday in the Seniors Centre, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.
This is an interactive drama and improvisation course for young people with disability. Self-expression is encouraged using music and sounds, mime and improvisation. Each session is skilfully designed to help participants with interpersonal and communication skills while developing an appreciation for story telling.
If you need further information please phone 9978 4128.
Stroke Recovery Group
The Lower North Shore Stroke Recovery Group meets every Tuesday morning from 9.30 – 12 noon at the Mosman Baptist Church. A Speech Pathologist and Diversional Therapist attend. The weekly group meetings offer emotional support and understanding. Transport can be provided.
Council’s strategies to provide access in the local community are supported by the Access and Mobility Consultative Committee.
Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2017-21 has been developed in accordance with the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014 and with community consultation and engagement, particularly with people with disability. The Plan sets out Council’s actions to support inclusion of people with disability. It builds on Council’s Access Strategy (2014) and Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (2012).
For information on all public toilets (including those offered at commercial premises) in Mosman, including accessible toilets, visit the National Public Toilet Map for Mosman.
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia has developed a map overlay for Google Earth that allows you to see the exact location of Cityrail fully accessible stations and Sydney Ferries accessible wharves.
In 2006 Council installed a Liberty Swing at Clifton Gardens when upgrading the playground facilities. The Liberty Swing allows children in wheelchairs to experience the freedom, joy and exhilaration that comes from a ‘swing in the park’.
Below is a list of parks and reserves in the Mosman area with an accessibility rating. The accessibility rating is based on features such as footpaths, surfaces, gradients, car parking and public transport services.
- Mosman parks accessibility rating (222 kB)
To see a map of the parks and reserves in Mosman click here.
The service has two wheelchair-modified buses, which are used for group / individual transport, for people who have health-related or social transport needs and are unable to use regular transport.
Please see the Community Transport page for more information.
Mental illness affects around 20% of Australians at some stage in their lives, but it is treatable. For information, assessment and support, you may like to speak to your local general practitioner or to the community mental health team based at North Shore Community Health Centre by phoning them on 9462 9100.
Council’s community caseworkers can also provide information and referral, including carers support and groups, and can be contacted during office hours (Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm) on 9978 4119.
Lifeline operate a confidential 24 hour telephone counselling service with trained volunteers on 13 1114.
My Time Group
A facilitated group for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years with a disability or chronic medical condition. My Time gives parents the chance to socialise, share information and ideas, and receive support. At the same time a play helper and volunteers facilitate stimulating activities for the children and their siblings.
My Time Groups meet at Dee Why and Forestville. Further details are available from My Time .
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme to support people with permanent and significant disability. It will fund long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better link the community and people with disabilities, provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and best practice among service providers.
The NDIS has rolled out to Mosman residents since July 2016. Find out more here.
For information about Uniting Local Area Coordination and the NDIS, including the schedule of workshops and Community Connection Desks click here.
NDIS General Enquiries: 1800 800 110.
- NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care Metro North Information and Referral Line Ph 8855 4200
- Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW
- Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
- Beyond Blue
- Brain Injury Association of NSW
- Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW)
- Deaf Society of NSW
- Disability Council
- Down Syndrome NSW
- Epilepsy Association Australia
- Independent Living Centre NSW
- Information on Disability - Equipment Access Services Inc (IDEAS)
- Lifestart Co-operative
- The Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home
- National Disability Services (formerly ACROD)
- NSW Government Directory
- Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW (ParaQuad)
- People with Disability Australia Inc
- SANE Australia
- Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
- Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance
- The Sunnyfield Association
- Vision Australia
- 'On-line Inclusion' Resources and Directory
- The National Disability Insurance Scheme