There are several ways to find out about services to assist someone to access support and recreation services.
There are community resource directories available online, which provide information about support and recreation services with searches by service type and/or location. Not all directories have all services so it can be worth searching a couple to make sure you find all the available options.
Most local councils have online community directories about local support and recreation services, and are often very comprehensive
Way Ahead DirectoryThis online search directory is for NSW services for people with a mental health condition. You can search the directory for support and recreation services by keywords or service type.Type: Web pageProduced by: Mental Health Association NSW
Infoxchange Service SeekerThis web page provides an online service directory which can be searched by service name, keywords, suburb or postcode.Type: Web pageProduced by: Infoxchange
My Community DirectoryThis web page provides an online service directory that can be searched by category, organisation or keyword.Type: Web pageProduced by: My Community Directory
Find My CouncilThis site provides a council finder where you put in an address and it will tell you the local council.
NSW Council linksOr if you already know the council name, here are the links to their websites.Type: Web pageProduced by: NSW Office of Local Government
Find a centre (Neighbourhood Centre)This site provides a search based on postcode to find local Community Centres. It will then show the centres near the postcode, with hyperlinks to their web pages.Type: Web pageProduced by: Local Community Services Association
NSW Government servicesIf you are looking for government services rather than community services, this web page is a good place to start. Type: Web pageProduced by: NSW Government
Find a sportA list of sports with links to the NSW associations that run them.Type: Web pageProduced by: NSW Office of Sport
Australian Sports DirectoryThe Australian Sports Directory contains contact details of national sporting organisations for people with disability.Type: Web pageProduced by: Australian Sports Commission
Find a Shed (Men’s Shed)Use the Shed Locator to find a local Men’s Shed. These Sheds provide a club for activity and information exchange and to overcome isolation.Type: Web pageProduced by: Australian Men’s Shed Association
How to find a hobby you can actually keep upThis web page provides some tips on finding a hobby.Type: Web pageProduced by: headspace