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The Top 6 Activities for Adults Living with Disabilities in Brisbane

6 October, 2022

Focus Care has compiled a list of Brisbane's best. Read on for accessible experiences, programs and attractions for Adults Living With Disability In Brisbane.

The Top 6 Activities for Adults Living with Disabilities in Brisbane

Brisbane has something for everyone to enjoy – including those living with a disability.

We've compiled a list of Brisbane's best accessible experiences, programs and attractions. Read on to discover what the city of Brisbane has to offer adults with disabilities.

#1 – Music & Theatre

The world can be anyone's stage! So get ready to unleash your creative spirit with Screech Arts. This innovative performing arts program for adults with disabilities is run by CPL – Choice, Passion, Life.

Another excellent program for adults with disabilities in Brisbane is Upbeat Arts. They have a choir, songwriting and even online creative writing workshops.

You might prefer to sit back and enjoy a show rather than star in one.

Brisbane Festival is designed to be an experience that everyone can enjoy, with dedicated seating options and complimentary tickets for Companion Card holders. Search for accessible shows using multiple accessibility filters on the website's 'What's On' page.   

Have you heard of the 'Bands in Parks?' initiative? For over 100 years, the Brisbane City Council has been bringing free, weekly performances to parks across Brisbane.

#2 – Get Out, Get Active

There are many social groups for adults with disabilities in and around Brisbane. Why not consider joining a sporting club? 

Sporting Wheelies have got a calendar full of inclusive sports. Whatever sport you choose, you can play for fun, or set yourself a goal and train for competitions. 

Swimming Queensland delivers free activities for adults with disabilities. These inclusive workshops are offered right across Queensland.  

Are you looking for a running buddy? Achilles Brisbane wants to see you at a Park Run! 

If you enjoy spending time with animals, RDA (Riding for the Disabled) is a fantastic equine program for adults with disabilities. If you aren't sure about riding, that's ok! You can benefit from just spending time with one of the RDA horses. There are several affiliated RDA centres across Queensland

#3 – Galleries & Museums

Feel inspired by a visit to one of the city's galleries or museums. Many of Brisbane's galleries and museums are free and feature accessible tours and programs.

- Pay a visit to QAGOMA. Together, the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) are home to ever-changing exhibitions and immersive experiences. 

- The Queensland Museum is just a short walk away. Make sure you check out the interactive Discovery Centre.  

Brisbane also offers many Indigenous experiences suitable for adults with disabilities. 

-     Birrunga Gallery and Dining is the only Indigenous Art Gallery in Brisbane 100% owned by First Australians. 

- Journey from the Dreaming to early colonial Australia with Spirits of the Red Sand cultural theatre show.

- Explore Meeanjin (Brisbane) with BlackCard Cultural Tours.

#4 The Great Outdoors 

We're a coastal nation, and the great outdoors offers many options for free activities for adults with disabilities.

  • Enjoy Brisbane's golden beaches with matting at Suttons Beach

  • There is also a fascinating history trail along the foreshore at Deception Bay. 

  • Throw in a line at Shorncliffe Pier, along the picturesque Moreton Bay Scenic Drive.

Not a fan of sand? There are endless green spaces to explore in Brisbane. A helpful resource is the 'Find a park or forest' interactive website, designed to help you find the most suitable place to visit based on your needs.

#5 Be A Tourist In Your Own Town 

Visiting Brisbane's many attractions is relatively easy, with accessible CityCat ferries and buses. Another option is the hop-on-hop-off Brisbane Explorer Bus. Brisbane also has a braille trail and tactile street signs to navigate the CBD. 

- Take in the sights from the Wheel of Brisbane. Two of the gondolas have been specially designed for adults with disabilities.

- Have a whale of a time from July through to November. Brisbane Whale Watching is well-equipped to accommodate guests of all abilities. 

#6 Connect Online

Thanks to COVID-19, many Australians found new ways to connect with the community from the comfort of their own home. 

Focus Care offers a range of online programs for adults with disabilities. Our art therapy class is a popular option.

Video call platforms (Zoom, Facetime) can be a great way to see loved ones and engage in meaningful face-to-face interaction. If you're currently in isolation, check out our 'Dealing with a pandemic' blog for tips on getting through it! 

And, while we're talking tech, why not test out some of the best new apps for people with a disability? 

How Can Focus Care Help?

Want to have an adventure? We're here to help! 

Focus Care is a registered NDIS service provider offering personalised support tailored to your needs and preferences. We can join you for an outing - or suggest ways to support your next adventure. 

Wherever you are, we've got you covered. If you're planning a broader excursion – check out our top activities in Sydney and Melbourne.

If you are looking for a service provider which offers Support Coordination, assistance with daily life, creative therapies, and more, contact us today.

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