Disability Access and Inclusion

Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee

The City of Newcastle Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee was established in 2017 and first met on 28 February 2018. The committee assists with the implementation of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 and also provides advice on current and relevant local matters related to disability inclusion in Newcastle.

For further information about the committee visit our  Advisory Committee's page or contact Stephen Warham via email: swarham@ncc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4974 2855.

If you would like to provide access and inclusion related feedback about our local infrastructure or services please email mail@ncc.nsw.gov.au or you may choose to use the  My Local Services app.

Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019

We adopted the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 prepared in accordance with s.12 of the NSW Disability Inclusion Act at out Ordinary Meeting on 22 March 2016.  The plan outlines how council will contribute to making Newcastle an inclusive and accessible city for everyone.

The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016-2019 was prepared in consultation with the community.  Within the plan is a Statement of Commitment from Council to the community which reads as follows:

Statement of Commitment
'We as the prominent citizens and representatives of Newcastle affirm our commitment to:

  • Advocating equal rights for all and improving our city as an accessible and inclusive place,
  • Striving for an inclusive society through collaborations with community, business and government groups,
  • Improving awareness of and access to Council facilitates for improved community wellbeing'

You can access the plan in a variety of formats by clicking on the links below:

If you require a copy of the plan in an alternative format, you can contact us on:

Phone:  02 4974 2855
Text:      0419 616 818
Email:    communityadmin@ncc.nsw.gov.au

 Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Accessible PDF)
 Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Text only/WORD format)
 Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2016 - 2019 (Easy Read format)

Count us in Newcastle

City of Newcastle, in consultation with the Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee, has decided to host and support a trial program of inclusive events and activities under the title of "Count us in Newcastle". Instead of a one day event or activity that would traditionally be held on 3 December to acknowledge International Day of People with Disabilities, this month long program will run between 26 September until 25 October 2019. Inclusive events and activities will be hosted, promoted and supported by City of Newcastle to demonstrate that Newcastle is an inclusive and caring community.

Find out more about Count us in Newcastle.

National Disability Insurance Agency

National Disability Insurance Agency - NDIA (agency delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme)

If you are a person living with a disability and you meet the relevant  access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme.  The access requirements will be explained when you call the NDIA.
Call 1800 800 110
If you do not meet the relevant access requirements, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) may be able to provide you with  information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these.