Recreation and Skill Development


Their Leisure and Recreation program creates opportunities to make new friends through fun group activities and participation in events that are already occuring in the community. Members experience reduced social isolation, increased confidence and resilience, and they strengthen their community ties.

In addition, Oak-Possability’s Community Connection program provides greater opportunities to participate in a wide range of social activities, physical exercise and community-based pursuits. Whatever your individual interest, they are dedicated to making it happen.

Contact the office in Hobart for more information: 1300 067 842


The Parkside Foundation

The Parkside Foundation provides a wide range of flexible leisure and recreational services for people with intellectual disabilities in the greater Hobart area. Activities such as Horse Riding, Computer Skills, Art and Craft are provided in a variety of settings. Parkside runs activities for a small group of residents of the Huon Valley on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact the office in Hobart: 6243 6044


Break A Way holiday house provides a low-cost holiday option on the popular Tasman Peninsula, allowing families to relax and unwind while enjoying the benefits of a beachside holiday. The Tasman Holiday Experience make the Break A Way holiday house available to:

Families of children with a disability
Families of older people with a disability
People with dementia and their carers

Bookings can be arranged through The Parkside Foundation during business hours on 03 6243 6044 or by email to

  • Cost: $65.00 per family per night (2 adults and children)
  • Extra Adults: $10.00 per extra adult per night
  • Booking fee/key deposit: $50.00
  • Payment is required prior to your stay and booking fee/key deposit returned if the property is left clean and tidy and key returned
  • More details are available in our Break A Way holiday house brochure.

LiVe Tasmania

The LiVe Tasmania philosophy is one which places the person at the centre of our organisation. Within all of our service divisions we strive to maximise the quality of life enjoyed by every person. Veranto offers a range of services tailored to meet the diverse and changing needs of people and their families. Veranto continually seeks to not only ensure the health and wellbeing of people, but is also dedicated to ensure that each individual achieves their full potential. An inclusive environment engaging not only the person, but also family and friends are recognised as an integral aspect of person centered development. Veranto currently has 80 people in nine properties and services located across the greater Hobart area. Our services include a combination of accommodation, day support in-home support and respite services. Each person prepares an annual Personal Plan, in conjunction with Support Staff and Advocates. Here they express their goals and aspirations for the coming 12 months. It is then the role of staff to assist them within the available resources. People are involved in a variety of day time activities. Many have employment with organisations such as Oak Enterprises and Plane Tree Studios whilst others have retired. Others may be participants in Community Access Services provided by this or other organisations.

Go to their website for more information:

Able Australia

Able Lifestyle Choices is a community based service providing a range of high quality, individually designed day activities for people with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities.


Able Lifestyle Choices is designed to build upon an individuals existing social and communication skills, and reflect individual choice and interest through a range of high quality recreational, educational and therapeutic activities including:

  • Participation in community programs and initiatives
  • Swimming, spa, bowling
  • e-communication facilities
  • Communication and speech therapy
  • Art, craft and cooking
  • Music Therapy
  • Massage, physiotherapy, aromatherapy and other sensory therapies
  • Self awareness program incorporating skills, self care, independent living and travel

Individual participation, choice and person-centred support are essential elements of the Able Lifestyle Choices philosophy. Our flexible, highly skilled staff ensure the needs of social interaction, safety, personal care and overall enjoyment are fully met for every individual.

Phone the office in Hobart: 6228 0443

Westwinds Community Centre

Trina Blazely, Community Program Manager at Westwinds, wants to start an activities program for people with disabilities, so contact her to register your interest.

Phone: 6267 4713



My Community offers you learning and leisure opportunities.  Mosaic runs over 100 programs a week from Monday to Friday, so you are sure to find something that piques your interest. If you are attending school or college, My Community also operates a range of school holiday options and camps.

Their programs are grouped into five areas. You may wish to choose programs from one area, or all five, the choice is yours depending on your interests:

Know How: focusing on your skill development and independence:

Fit For Life: If you are the sporty type or enjoy some “me time” then this will be the perfect fit

Create: If you have an artistic or dramatic streak then Create may be for you.

Hang Out: If you are in the NDIS cohort or would like fantastic school holiday fun, you might want to consider Hang Out.

Made To Measure:  If flexibility of activities is important to you, you may like Made To Measure.

Contact details 52 New Town Road, New Town, Hobart Tasmania 7008

Phone: 6228 6394

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The Tasmanian Government Companion Card

The Tasmanian Companion Card entitles eligible people with lifelong disability to a free ticket for their companion carer at participating venues and events. The Companion Card is a photo ID card which identifies a person with disability who requires lifelong support from a companion carer to participate at most community events. Companion Card holders present their card at participating venues and events when purchasing a ticket or paying an entry fee and receive a ticket for their companion carer at no extra charge. Thanks to reciprocal arrangements with every other State and territory, Tasmanian cardholders can use their card when on holidays or travelling interstate. To find out where you can use your card interstate, or to get more information on the program in another State go to the Companion Card website.