Programs and Services
There are many activities based at City of Melville Recreation Centres and in the broader community that are accessible for people with disabilities.
For LeisureFit Centres opening hours and contact details click here. For more information about specific accessible facilities, activities and programs at LeisureFit Melville and LeisureFit Booragoon click here.
City of Melville residents who are full time students, senior, pension or disability concession card holders, can obtain a 20% subsidy on recreation centre memberships, and a 10% subsidy on casual entry and multi visit passes. Carers are provided free entry provided they are not participating in an activity or taking the place of a paying customer.
For more information about social and leisure activities within the City of Melville, contact our customer service team on 1300 635 845.
Activelink supports eligible City of Melville residents of all abilities to participate in sport, recreation and leisure activities. It provides support to those who face challenges, difficulties or barriers to participate. This may include language and cultural barriers, financial difficulties, feeling isolated or having a disability (or different ability).
Within the framework of social justice and the promotion of equality for all, Activelink encourages greater social participation. It aims to improve the health, self-confidence and skills of our residents and encourages people to get to know others in their local community through activities of their choice.
Vouchers are issued to support payment of these activities ($200 limit per calendar year) to eligible City of Melville residents. Vouchers are issued and paid directly to activity providers. Chosen activities may be undertaken anywhere but we encourage you to use local community facilities within Melville. Other organisations may also apply to issue vouchers. The program is designed to be flexible and responsive to individual needs and circumstances.Some examples:
- People with a low income*
- People with a disability (different abilities)
- People who do not communicate in English as a first language (for example they experience challenges communicating or they use sign language such as Australian Sign Language − Auslan)
- People who are newly arrived or from culturally diverse backgrounds and find it challenging to participate fully in their community
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing challenges or barriers in participating in community activities
(* Note: proof of low income must be provided such as a Centrelink Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card)
For more information please contact our Social Justice Advocate Ph: 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Activelink vouchers are also available at our Community Centres:
Blue Gum Community Centre - 33-35 Moolyeen Road Brentwood
Ph: 9364 0148
Willagee Community Centre - corner of Archibald and Winnacott Streets, Willagee
Ph: 9364 0848
Other Access Contacts:
National Relay Service 133 677 (TTY) 1300 555 727 (speech relay) www.relayservice.gov.au (internet and captioned relay)
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) 131 450