Client Support

Social and recreation activities are an important part of life for many people. You may be able to enjoy these activities independently, or with support from friends, family, and the community. If you need extra help to participate in social and recreation activities because of your disability, we may be able to fund this. You’ll still need to pay for the general costs of your social and recreation activities. These are costs that everyone must pay for. This means you will pay for things like membership, basic equipment, or entrance fees.

Social and recreation supports are key to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) achieving its objective to support people with a disability to achieve independence, social and economic participation. Social and recreation activities are part of everyday life.

These are activities everybody does for fun and can help with your health and wellbeing. They can also help you to meet new people and improve your skills.

Social and recreation activities can include things like:

  • visiting your friends and family
  • active hobbies, such as bike riding, skiing or kayaking
  • playing sport, such as tennis, surfing or basketball
  • going out, for instance to the movies or a concert
  • going places for fun, such as shopping or visiting a museum
  • relaxing, like meditation or yoga
  • learning new skills, like dance, art classes or quilting.


You will need to pay for the costs of the activity that everyone would pay for such as membership or entrance costs. We may then be able to fund the support you need to take part in the activity because of your disability. You may need short term support to help you get started with your social and recreation activity.

This short term support may build your skills so you can participate independently. Or, it could connect you with someone else who can regularly help you to participate. You might also need ongoing support to participate in social and recreation activities.

You would need to pay for the cost of the class. We might fund a support worker to help you operate the pottery wheel if you need help because of your disability. Or, support you to attend a class if your disability means you can’t go on your own. You may already have funding in the core budget in your plan. You can use this for the help you need to participate in social and recreation activities because of your disability. Check with us if you aren’t sure how to use the funding in your plan for social and recreation support.


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