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There's going to be lots on to celebrate this year.  Here are some of them: 

City of Canterbury Bankstown: 

International Day of People with Disability Gala 

When: Thursday December 6

Time: 6.30 - 9.30

Where: Lansdowne Room Bankstown Sports Club (entry via Mona St)

Cost: $15

RSVP: by Thursday 29 November

Inner West Council


Saturday 1 December from 6.30 to 9.00pm – Inner West Short Film Festival

 Join us for an evening of fine film, champagne and canapes as well as company, popcorn and talks

 Brought to you by Inner West Council in partnership with Bus Stop Films

 Venue           Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St Petersham

 Help us grow this event into an all-inclusive totally diverse headline Inner West celebration of International Day.

 Draft Program           6.00pm    Complimentary canapes and a glass of champagne (for 18 years and over) on arrival

7.30pm            Enjoy a selection of locally produced short films made by and about people with a disability

8.30pm            Stay for the film makers and actors talk after the screening

9.00pm            Close

 Let’s get behind and support our local filmmakers and artists as we showcase their work.


 •         There is parking (including mobility parking spaces) off Fisher St at the Council Administration centre

•         Bus route 444 & 445 will deliver you to the corner of Crystal and Brighton St’s. The Town Hall is a short distance south of the bus stop (1-3mins)

•         Auslan interpreters will be available for presentations and discussion

•         The films are captioned

•         The films have audio descriptions (additional narration to provide context for people with a vision impairment about what is happening on screen)

•         Portable hearing loops available (please advise us if you will need one so we can have it ready)

•         Venue is accessible for wheelchair users and accessible toilets are available


Event Partners: Mabel, Exodus, SSI Ability Links, St Vincent de Paul Ability Links, Disability Services Australia and Ethnic Community Services Cooperative.

 Event Donors: Bus Stop Films, Palace Cinema Leichhardt and Dendy Cinemas.

 Event Advisors: Accessible Arts and Screen NSW.

 If you have any other access needs please contact to discuss

 Julia Phillips   P:            93925819





Bayside Council

Employment Opportunities with a Film Twist

Bayside Council, Disability Services Australia and Ability Links present EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY TO ENSURE INCLUSION 

WHAT: Short films & information about finding work and support services

WHEN: 29 November, 11.00am - 12.30

WHERE: East Gardens Library, 152 Bunnerong Rd

Book by clicking on the link below.

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Toongabbie Music Club has two night time and one day time sessions per month. Night time sessions are 2nd and 4th Fridays starting at 7.30pm.  These are held at Northmead Scout Hall, 19 Whitehaven Rd, Northmead.  You'll need a ride as there is no public transport. 

The day time session, which is called Wisefolk, is at Toongabblie Bowling Club and its on the last Wednesday of each month. Time to be confirmed.




When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from October 30 - December 4

Time 9.30am - 10.30 am

Where: Emerson Street Reserve, The Horsley Drive,  Weatherill



Sailability Dobroyd sails from Rodd Point, every second Sunday from September to May.

We cater for people with disabilities and their families and have a friendly and caring atmosphere We operate in a safe environment and sail in specially designed, stable and unsinkable Hansa dinghies.

Sailors don’t need to move about the boat once on board.

 We can be found at the Dobroyd Aquatic Club, Rodd Point (via Henley Marine Drive), Five Dock.

People of all ages and abilities are welcome at Sailability Dobroyd.

You are encouraged to sail to the best of your ability, or you can just relax and enjoy the ride.

We are wheelchair accessible, with hoists and safety slings available.

 Come along and see us!


 SENSES (WA) receives funding to create an Information  hub for people with deafblindness

With the $475,000 funding received, Senses Australia will establish and implement a National Deafblind Information Hub over the next two years that will be available online.   To read the whole story, click on this link:



The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association invites you to attend this event on Friday November 23. Special Guest is A/Professor Munjed Al Muderis, the orthopaedic surgeon who is well known for his work with prosthetics. 

Time: 3.30 pm into the evening

Cost: $50 includes dinner and entertainment

RSVP:  by 16 November to or phone 9891-6400



Canterbury Bankstown & South West Sydney Active Ageing Expo

If you are over 50 you might be interested in attending this FREE EVENT

When:  Thursday 29 November

Time: 10am - 2pm

Where:  The Grand Ballroom Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade BANKSTOWN


 Hunter Deafblind Group launched two locally made videos on Thursday August 9, 2018. 

View them here