Below, we try and answer as many of the frequently asked questions as possible. If we can’t answer your question here, feel free to contact us on 1800 AAA VIC (222 842) or at request@aaavic.org.au

How do I use this site?

Feel free to browse our website and use the interactive map via the ‘Find an Activity’ tab to find out what sport and recreation activities are available near you. If you prefer to speak to someone, call us and we can let you know what is available instead (or if you prefer, drop us a line). If you want to share your stories with us, you can do that too! Simply contact us at request@aaavic.org.au to submit stories, photos, blogs, activities you are aware of, people you want to praise or anything else relevant to sport and recreation; we would love to share it on our page! Read up about our ambassadors, who have not let their disability stand in the way of achieving greatness in the sporting arena, or browse through and connect with our many partners that are striving to bring sport and recreation opportunities to you, throughout all of Melbourne!   

Who should use this site?

This site is designed to be used by people with disabilities, their carers, family members, friends, anyone really! If you are, or know someone with a disability who wants to get involved with sport and recreational activities in your local area, then this site is for you!

How do I get in contact with AAA Play?

Whatever your preferred way of contacting us, you can be assured that you can indeed, get in touch! Via this website, you can submit your enquiry via the ‘Ready, Set, Go’ form, through the online chat function, via email, phone, Facebook and Twitter. Simply click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab on our website; we look forward to hearing from you!  

What are the types of sport and recreation activities you can link me to?

AAA Play can link you to pretty much anything that is a physically active opportunity within your local area (provided there are programs running in your area in your chosen sport. If not, we will present you with opportunities in other areas so that you still may participate if you chose to do so). So, whether you wanted to join a gym group at the local recreation centre, go horse riding, access swimming lessons, enjoy some fishing, join a lawn bowls competition, have a game of football, basketball, soccer, netball or cricket, join gymnastics, go dancing or even go target shooting, we can find the opportunities that are available in your area and put you in contact with them! We want you to get out and enjoy as many sport and recreational activities as possible, so we will do all we can to find everything that is out there!

Does AAA Play provide opportunities for art and passive recreation?

No. AAA Play provides access to sport and active recreation opportunities across Metropolitan Melbourne; we can link you to almost anything that gets you physically active, but for art opportunities, please contact Arts Access Victoria:

Arts Access Victoria:

222 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3205
Telephone (+61 3) 9699 8299 - TTY (+61 3) 9699 7636
Facsimile (+61 3) 9699 8868 - Email info@artsaccess.com.au Web http://artsaccess.com.au

Can AAA Play provide me with transport options to get to a sport?

No. We are purely a referral service to get you in contact with sport and recreation opportunities. While we cannot arrange transport for you to get to and from sport and recreation activities, we can give you information on getting around on public transport in Melbourne; simply click on our Travel 101 tab under the Resources link!

Does AAA Play actually provide sport and recreational programs?

No. While we would love to have the opportunity to provide sport and recreation programs to you, we have decided it would be best to leave this up to the professionals, while we connect you with these opportunities. Best if we all stick with what we do best!     

Is AAA Play a state-wide service?

No. AAA Play identifies sporting and recreation opportunities across the 31 councils across metropolitan Melbourne. Whilst we do not specifically identify opportunities within regional Victoria, we can still help; we can put you in contact with one of the Regional Sports Assemblies across the 9 regional areas of Victoria, who can link you to sport and recreational opportunities close to your local area. See below for the right person to contact within each regional area.

Who do I contact if I live in regional Victoria?

Unfortunately, we are unable to link you to sport and recreation opportunities in regional Victoria. Luckily, our good friends at the Regional Sports Assemblies can! If you live in or around Wangaratta, Gippsland, Greater Geelong, Mildura, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Shepparton or Horsham, you will find the relevant person to speak to below:

Centre for Continuing Education Inc. (CARN):

Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Rural City of Wangaratta, City of Wodonga Shires
Wangaratta Office – Chisholm Street Wangaratta 3677
Contact: Rob Newman: Phone: (03) 5721 0250 or 0427 212 638 Fax: (03) 5721 9994 email: rob.newman@thecentre.vic.edu.au 

Gippsport (Central Gippsland and East Gippsland RSA’s):

Baw Baw, Bass Coast, Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Wellington, East Gippsland Shires
Moe/Newborough Office: Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough (PO Box 63) Newborough 3825
Contact: Daniel Poynton: Phone: (03) 5135 8335 or 0428 358 336 Fax: (03) 5135 8336 email: daniel@gippsport.com.au 

Leisure Networks:

City of Geelong, Colac Otway, Queenscliff and Surf Coast Shires
Geelong Office: 370 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220
Contact: Evan Priest Mobile: 0427 059 790 Phone: (03) 52249908 Email: evan.priest@leisurenetworks.org

Tim Hunt: Phone: (03) 5224 9908 Fax (03) 5229 0640 email: tim.hunt@leisurenetworks.org

Mallee Sports Assembly :

Mildura, Swan Hill, Gannawarra and Buloke Shires.
Mildura Office: 255 11th Street (PO Box 2316) Mildura 3052
Contact: Tanya Wild (Mildura): Phone: (03) 5021 3464 Fax: (03)5021 3509 email: tanya@malleesportsassembly.org.au or Delia Baber (Swan Hill): Phone: (03) 5033 2008 email: delia@malleesportsassembly.org.au or Rhonda Allan (Buloke and Gannawarra): Phone: (03) 5493 7796 email: rhonda@malleesportsassembly.org.au 

South West Sport

City of Warrnambool, Southern Grampians, Glenelg, Corangamite and Moyne Shires.
Warrnambool Office: Sports House, 34 Koroit Street (PO Box 679) Warrnambool 3280
Contact: Judi Mutsaers: Phone: (03) 5561 1689 Fax: (03) 5562 8589 email: judi@southwestsport.com.au   

Sports Central:

City of Ballarat, Rural City of Ararat, Hepburn, Pyrenees, Moorabool and Golden Plains Shires
Ballarat Office – 1305 Sturt Street, Ballarat 3350.
Contact: Tom McCarthy: Phone: (03) 5331 6966 Fax: (03) 5332 3980 email: thomasm@sportscentral.org.au 

Sports Focus:

City of Greater Bendigo, Shire of Campaspe, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Loddon Shires.
Bendigo Office – 14 Nolan Street, Bendigo 3550
Contact: Shelley Mulqueen: Phone: (03) 5442 3101 Fax: (03) 5442 3878 email: shelleym@sportsfocus.com.au 

Valley Sport:

City of Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Benalla and Mansfield Shires.
Shepparton Office: 120 Numurkah Road, (PO Box 1361) Shepparton 3632
Contact: Dean Pritchett: Phone: (03) 5831 8456 or 0417 013 482 Fax: (03) 5831 2597 email: dean@valleysport.net.au  

Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly:

Horsham, Yarriambiack, Hindmarsh, West Wimmera and Northern Grampians Shires.
Horsham Office: 17 McLachlan Street, (PO Box 116) Horsham 3402
Contact: Luke Werner: Phone: (03) 5382 4599 or 0427 833 615 Fax: (03) 5382 4801 email: lukew@wrsa.org.au