Access for All Abilities

GippSport is funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria to deliver the Together More Active program to increase overall participation in sport and recreation across Gippsland.

Access for All Abilities (AAA) is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. It’s the only sport and recreation program of its type in Australia.


For over 10 years the program has, and continues to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.

Clubs working in partnership with Access for All Abilities can increase memberships and participation, and sporting competitions can enjoy more diversity. This will promote greater levels of inclusiveness, liveability, improved health and a stronger sense of community.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: People with a disability (AAA)

Another key objective of the Together More Active Program is to increase the equity, diversity and inclusiveness of sport and active recreation across Gippsland. Specific activities that GippSport staff can deliver through this program include:

Establishing and supporting inclusive and sustainable participation opportunities targeting people with a disability.

Supporting the sport and recreation and disability community through the provision of specialist inclusion (AAA) advice and one to one support.

Supporting the sport and recreation community through the provision of specialist inclusion (AAA) advice and work development opportunities (workshops).

What can GippSport’s Access for All Abilities program coordinators offer you?

  • A variety of ideas and contacts to get you active and involved
  • Links to organised activities at local facilities
  • Timely and up to date advice on the latest sport and recreation opportunities in your area
  • Pathways to sport and recreation opportunities right up to an elite level

Opportunities to be trained and undertake roles to coach, umpire and volunteer

GippSport’s Access for All Abilities program coordinators can offer local clubs:

  • Assistance in attracting and retaining people with a disability
  • Insight into the sport and recreation interests of people with a disability in the area
  • Grant information and support with applications
  • Disability awareness training for coaches, officials and volunteers
  • Advice on how to make your club more accessible and inclusive

Promotion of inclusive programs and opportunities

How can you participate?

  • You don’t need to be a star athlete or be into competitive sport to be active. There are dozens of sport and recreation activities you can get involved in that aren’t competitive.
  • You can participate in the game or activity
  • You can coach
  • You can cheer and support your local club
  • You can volunteer
  • You can umpire

Special Olympics Australia - Gippsland Club

GippSport is excited and proud to be part of the Special Olympics Australia network that provides a range of sport, recreation, social and health opportunities, for people with an intellectual disability and Autism to have fun, be healthy, build self-esteem, demonstrate courage, and make friends.

In partnership with Special Olympics Australia, GippSport has been able to re-establish the Gippsland Club providing sustainable and ongoing participation opportunities for People with a Disability, in particular people with an intellectual disability and Autism.

The Gippsland Club will comprise of a brand-new overarching committee structure, with two sub-committees. These sub-committees will focus on two varying age groups including one for ages 18 and under, as well as an adult committee (ages 19+). Both sub-committees will have a specific focus on making sure People with a Disability can be involved in all decision-making outcomes, so that participants self-determine the sports programs they want to participate in.  

There are many ways to get involved:

Keep up to date on information and programs by visiting:

All Ability Programs

All Ability News

Contact Our Team

Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe and Baw Baw Shires please contact Joella Hanson on 0476 002 557 or


Wellington and East Gippsland Shires please contact Rachel Ronaldson on 0476 000 304 or

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WARNING: If you participate in these activities your rights to sue the supplier under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 if you are killed or injured because the activities were not supplied with due care and skill or were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in or on this notice.

NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in or on this notice, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part. Gross negligence, in relation to an act or omission, means doing the act or omitting to do an act with reckless disregard, with or without consciousness, for the consequences of the act or omission. See regulation 5 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Regulations 2022 and section 22(3)(b) of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012.

GippSport acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, The Bunurong Peoples, Gunaikurnai Peoples and other traditional owner groups of the Gippsland/East Gippsland Region.  We recognise their ongoing connection to the land, waters and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

GippSport is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and working in solidarity towards reconciliation.

GippSport – Gippsland Sports Assembly Inc.
PO Box 741, Traralgon, VIC, Australia 3844
Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon