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Wollongong City Council

People with Disability

Celebration of Ability

We're partnering with Shellharbour City Council to present a series of inclusive events in conjunction with the International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.

Activities run from 25 November to 10 December. Check out the program below to learn more.

Celebration of Ability program 2023 PDF, 16048.84 KB

We want to make Wollongong a better place to live and visit for people of all abilities.

We work with people with disability in Wollongong to improve our city. This includes things like:

  • Making buildings easier to get into
  • Making it easier for people to use our parks, beaches and playgrounds
  • Making Council information easier to understand
  • Helping people with disabilities to get jobs
  • Helping people with disabilities attend events and community activities.

We also try to raise awareness about important issues for people living with disability.

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan explains how we work to support people with disability.

We made this plan in 2019 with the help of many people in our community who live with disability. We would like to thank everyone who helped with this.

You can read the plan in three formats below.

Progress reports

Recent reports about the things we’ve done so far to meet the goals in our Disability Inclusion Action Plan are shown below.

How we developed this plan

The reports below explain how we worked with our community to prepare the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

Our Disability Access Guide has information to help you use Council’s services and access information.

Finding a paid job is often harder for people with disability. We asked local people with a disability to share stories about their experiences in the workplace.

You can read more on our EmployABILITY page.

We regularly talk with the community and ask for their ideas to help us make decisions about Council services and projects. It’s important that people with disability have the chance to join these conversations.

To find out about the things we’re currently working on visit the Our Wollongong website or call (02) 4227 7111.

We work to make our community events accessible. You can see a list of upcoming events that have accessible features below, or call us on (02) 4227 7111 to discuss your needs.

Guide to Accessible and Inclusive Events

If you're organising an event, see our Guide to Accessible and Inclusive Events for advice to help you make sure everyone can take part.

Members of our community who have chronic illness or disability need extra help in an emergency.

Prepare NSW has a Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (PCEP) tool for community health and disability providers. This can be used to support those with chronic illness or disability to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies.

Visit the Collaborating 4 Inclusion website for more information.

We have a list of questions we are asked a lot with simple answers on our Common Questions in Easy English page.