What you need to know
Accessible Moonee Valley
We are committed to a more inclusive and accessible city, where everyone can access everything and feel empowered to do so.
Assessing services and support
We offer a range of community services, inclusion opportunities and support options for people with a disability who are not eligible for the NDIS.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is available for people under the age of 65 who have a significant or permanent disability. For more information about the NDIS click here
Home and Community Care Program for Younger Persons (under 65)
The services provided may include:
- In-home support
- Community meals
- Community transport
Our social programs include:
Moonee Valley Libraries offers books in alternate formats such as e-books, e-audio, large print and talking.
Caring for Carers
Moonee Valley City Council is committed to ensuring all carers feel recognised and supported in their caring role. Register for our carers program.
- Exercise program
- Social club
- Active Pathways program
Accessing the community
The MPAC mobility map provides information about accessible facilities in the Moonee Ponds Activity Precinct. Hard copies are available at Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue Moonee Ponds.
Need a disabled parking permit? Click here to find out how to apply for the new APP Scheme.
Try one of our community centres or halls for an accessible affordable venue.
- A hearing loop has been installed at the Clocktower Centre.
- Assistant listening devices are available to members of the public attending meetings in Council Chambers.
Our public transport system includes train, trams and bus services. Trains are the most accessible type of public transport for people with a disability. If you are unable to use public transport there are other options available.
Public Transport Victoria’s (PTV) website provides information on the accessibility of transport. Information is also available for vision or hearing impaired people. You can also find out about travelling with mobility aids
At present Moonee Valley’s tram stops are not accessible for people with mobility aids. For more information, see Yarra Trams accessibility information.
Most buses in Moonee Valley are low-floor and accessible for people with a disability. To find out if the buses at your stop are accessible, call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007
Animals can come with you on public transport under certain conditions. You can get an Animal Assistance Pass if you need a trained assistance animal to help you on public transport.
Make your event accessible
It includes information and checklists:
- planning your event
- accessible spaces
- inclusive communication
- staff and support
Accessing sport and recreation
Moonee Valley has lots of great sports and recreational opportunities for everyone.
Moonee Valley sport and recreation
- Sports, Parks, Playgrounds & Pools
- Local sports clubs
- Active You provides a range of free activities, programs and opportunities for everyone.
- Access for All Abilities PLAY (AAA Play) is a free service to assist Victorian people of all ages with disabilities to become involved in sport and active recreation.
Choosing a sport
Looking for a sport but not sure which one to try? Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) Victoria has produced a series of videos made by some of Victoria’s sport and active recreation providers, regional sporting associations and service/equipment provider to help you find the sport that’s right for you.
Local sporting opportunities
- Special Olympics – Melbourne West provides sporting opportunities for people with an intellectual disability.
- Access All Abilities Netball has weekly netball games in Parkville.
- Ascot Vale Leisure Centre Access All Abilities Classes
Sporting opportunities across Melbourne and Victoria
- Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) Victoria Programs
- AFL Wheelchair is an adapted version of AFL for people with and without disability.
- Wheelchair Rugby is known as the toughest sport on wheels.
- CyclePower is for people who love to travel and cycle.
- Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) Victoria Kids Program runs camps and programs just for kids.
Resources for individuals
- NDIS Sports Guide gives tips on how to use your NDIS funding to achieve your sporting goals.
- AAA Play hotline helps you find a local sport and recreation activity that’s right for you. Call 1800 222 843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) service directory lists contact details for organisations and services to help you play sport.
- Moonee Valley Council’s Access and Inclusion Officer can assist. Email email@example.com or phone 9243 1405.
Resources for clubs
Want to create a more disability-inclusive culture at your club?
Talk to someone:
- Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) works with clubs and recreation providers to help them be inclusive.
- AAA Play helps clubs find ways to include people with disabilities.
- Blind Sports Victoria
- Deaf Sports Victoria
- Sports for Everyone Guide developed by The Hobson’s Bay Community Fund helps clubs to be inclusive by providing great tips for including people living with disability.
- Access for All Sporting Guide developed by The City of Darebin provides practical advice on how your club can become more inclusive.
- SOA Learn is a series of training modules that helps sports clubs to include people with a disability.
- All Play has developed resources and training programs to help clubs include children in AFL footy and dance programs.
Club grounds and facility guide:
- Design for Everyone: A Guide to Sport and Recreation Settings is a resource about the principles of Universal Design.
Grants and funding opportunities
- Vic Health provides grant opportunities to help make your facilities more accessible and inclusive.
- AAA Grants provides a list of organisations who providing funding for inclusive initiatives
- Moonee Valley City Council offers grants that can assist community members and groups with funding for inclusion. Sign up here to find out when grants become available,
- The Grants Hub is Australia’s leading search directory for information on local, state and national grant opportunities.
For people with a disability looking for a place to live can be a challenging and exciting time. There are lots of things to think about when you would like to move into your own home.
- the types of houses that best meet your needs
- the skills you need to live on your own
- how to use your NDIS funding to reach your housing goals
- housing advocacy and support services.
Choosing your home
The Summer Foundation's My Housing Preferences Tool is a workbook you can use to help you to think about the type of house that might best meet your needs.
This tool helps you to:
- Think about moving
- Plan your move
- How to make your move happen
- Provides a Moving Checklist
Accessible & supported living
Specialist disability accommodation
Finding a home
- The Housing Hub is a new way for people with disability to find housing. The Housing Hub advertises vacancies for accessible apartments and houses that are owned by housing providers.
- Disability Housing lists houses for sale and for rent.
- Housing Choices Australia houses people with disability in the city and rural areas of Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
- Endeavour can help people with disability live on their own through a range of housing options.
- The NDIS Find a Housemate Facebook page helps people with disability and their carers to connect with other NDIS participants who would like to live more independently.
- Domain and Realestate.com are websites that help you to find mainstream housing to rent or buy.
Living on your own
Moving into your own home is an exciting and busy time. There are a number of tasks and skills you may need to learn or things you may need help with in order to live more independently.
Money and budgeting
Need some help?
- Your NDIS funding can be used to employ someone to assist you with your personal care and tasks around the home.
- Local area coordinators can help you find someone to help you around the home and services that help you to learn new skills to live independently.
- Clickability is a website where you an search for workers and service providers who and help you learn the skills you need to live more independently.
- Council offers services and supports to help you live at home for people who are not eligible for the NDIS but need some assistance with daily living.
Housing advocacy and support
The Summer Foundation has resources for:
- People with disability
- Service providers who are working toward people’s housing goals
- Community Housing
Youth Disability Advocacy Services (YDAS) offers free advocacy service for people with a disability aged between 12-25.
Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA) is a disability advocacy group for people with a disability who are having problems with their accommodation and housing.
Wombat Housing’s Tenancy Plus Support Program assists social housing tenants in the inner west to establish, strengthen, or maintain their tenancy.
Tenants Victoria offers free advice to tenants living in private rental, social housing and rooming houses.
Disability Advisory Committee
The Moonee Valley Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) provides us with a forum to consult with community members and seek specialist advice around disability.
The DAC is comprised of a selection of people with disabilities, their family or carers, who represent a cross section of the local community and reside in different geographic locations across Moonee Valley.
The purpose of the DAC is to:
- Provide advice to Council on issues relating to disability access, inclusion, communication, participation and advocacy.
- Identify issues affecting people with a disability, and advocate, and promote an awareness and understanding of these within Council and the community.
- Support and advise Council on the development and implementation of the Moonee Valley City Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2014-2023.
- Provide staff with support and advice around the operational aspects of disability service delivery, future initiatives and overarching actions plans that relate to people with disability and our MV2040 strategy.
Community members are encourage to contact the DAC directly should they have any issues relating to access or inclusion, or suggestions around how to make Moonee Valley a more inclusive space for all community members.