People with a 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.
Services and activities for people with disabilities in the Mosman area include:
Saturday Youth Group
Saturday Youth Group is a social recreation Program for young people with physical or intellectual disabilities between 11 and 17 years of age who are living, studying, playing, or socializing in Mosman.
The service provides monthly excursions and activities for up to 15 participants.
Activities and excursions take place every third Saturday of the Month and run between 10am and 3pm unless otherwise specified.
Discobility is a Dance Party for young people aged 11—24 with a disability held several times throughout the year at the Mosman Youth Development Centre. Light refreshments are provided and prizes awarded. Discobility is held on Friday evenings from 7pm – 10pm.
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 skillfully 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.
Warringah Disability Newsletter
As part of the Shorelink library network to which Mosman belongs, Warringah Council produces a regular newsletter providing comprehensive information on services, seminars and events that may be of interest to people with a disability, carers, service providers and members of the community.
Access to the local community is facilitated by the Mosman Access Advisory Group. The group meets bi-monthly to facilitate improved access for people with disabilities who live in Mosman.
The Mosman Community Access Guide shows accessible toilets, parking, access to reserves and continuous path of travel between Mosman Junction and Spit Junction:
For information on all public toilets (including those offered at commercial premises) in Mosman, including accessible toilets, visit the National Public Toilet Map webpage 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’.
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 Cremorne Community Mental Health Centre by phoning them on 9904 1700. The Centre has an extended hours care team.
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.
Two useful fact sheets can be downloaded and are reproduced with the permission of SANE Australia.
Support group for families with special needs children
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.
A My Time Group meets at Allambie. Enquiries can be made to Adele Elliott, Spastic Centre on 9975 8410.
- NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Metro North Information and Referral Line Ph 8855 4200
- Arthritis Foundation NSW
- Autism Spectrum Australia
- Beyond Blue
- Brain Injury Association of NSW
- Council for Intellectual Disability
- Deaf Society of NSW
- Disability Council of NSW
- Down Syndrome NSW
- Epilepsy Association Australia
- Independent Living Centre NSW
- Information on Disability – Equipment Access Services Inc
- Lifestart Co-operative
- The Lorna Hodgkinson Sunshine Home
- National Disability Services
- NSW Government Directory
- Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW
- People with Disability Australia Inc
- SANE Australia
- Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
- Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
- The Spastic Centre of NSW
- The Sunnyfield Association
- Vision Australia