Tamworth Regional Council is committed to ensuring a full range of services and assistance is available for people with a disability.
We do this through advocacy, assessment, social planning, service provision and community development. Council also offers information and contact details of various organisations and groups who can assist people with a disability.
Our community workers provide information, referrals and assistance on disability matters as well as organising the Access Group meetings and a number of other activities.
The Disability Services Brochure provides information on the local community services provided in Tamworth for people with a disability. A complete listing of services in the region is available in the Tamworth Regional Community Directory.
The Disability Action Plan 2009/2014
Tamworth Regional Council’s Disability Action Plan 2009/2014 is a five-year plan designed to improve community access and participation for people with a disability. Developed in consultation with local access groups, Community Development Committees, government departments, not for profit organisations and community groups, the Disability Action Plan contains initiatives designed to improve access to Council services, information and facilities; build work opportunities; and reduce access barriers across the local government area.
Access Advisory Groups
Access Advisory Groups provide advice to Council on access matters relevant to people with a disability. These groups have members from the community, service providers and Council representatives. You can forward issues to the Groups by making contact with:
PO Box 555
TAMWORTH NSW 2340
Phone: (02) 6767 5555
Alternatively, you can visit the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling Street, Tamworth.
There are three access groups that meet regularly:
Barraba Access Group
Phone: (02) 6782 1068
Nundle Access Group
Nundle Customer Service
Phone: (02) 6769 3205
Tamworth Access Group
Tamworth Access Group Brochure
Tamworth Community Centre
Phone: (02) 6766 4480
Council produces the Tamworth Mobility Map which is detailed showing access to buildings, pathways of travel and accessible services and facilities for people with reduced mobility in the Tamworth CBD.
The Tamworth Mobility Map is also available in print at the Tamworth Community Centre, Tamworth Regional Library and Customer Service Centres. Alternative formats of the Tamworth Mobility Map can be sourced from the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling Street. These are in audio, braille, tactile and large print versions.
The following maps are now available for our regional towns - Barraba Mobility Map, Kootingal Mobility Map, Manilla Mobility Map and Nundle Mobility Map. Printed copies of the maps are available at all Customer Service Centres, branch libraries, HACC offices and Information Centres.
The Tamworth Access Guide provides a quick reference to accessible accommodation, recreation, sporting and shopping facilities, accessible toilets and disabled parking locations throughout Tamworth city.
Tamworth Regional Council is an affiliate member of the Companion Card program. Council accepts this card at Council events and venues.
The Companion Card is for people with a significant and permanent disability, who are unable to participate at most community venues and activities without a companion to provide attendant care support. Cardholders who purchase tickets to Council events and venues are able to bring a carer in for free. Please contact the venue or operator to check on access and to notify them of your needs.
For more information on the Companion Card, visit the Companion Card website.
International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD)
IDPWD is held in December each year. A Family Fun Day is held at Anzac Park and includes a variety of activities including Riding for the Disabled, Jumping Castle, Face Painting and music and entertainment.
New England Carer Support Service
Do you care for a relative or a friend who is frail aged, has a disability or a chronic illness? Then the New England Carer Support Service may be able to help.
For further information on services provided to people with disabilities in the Tamworth Region, please contact the Community Care Co-ordinator on (02) 6766 4480, or you can visit the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling Street, Tamworth.