Australian Paralympic Committee www.paralympic.org.au (03)8633 9000
The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is the peak national body responsible for Australia's elite athletes with a disability. The APC is responsible for Paralympic classification (Classes 1-14), Talent Identification and Paralympic Education Programs. For Vision Impairment Classification, please contact APC.
Deaf Sports Australia http://www.deafsports.org.au/ (03) 9473 1191
Deaf Sports Australia (DSA) is the peak body for deaf sport in Australia. DSA manage deaf specific competitions, promote the participation of people with a hearing impairment in sport and manage eligibility for hearing impaired classification (Class 15).
VICSRAPID http://www.vicsrapid.websyte.com.au/ (03) 9926 1380
VICSRAPID is a statewide, non-profit, community-based organisation formed to enance the lifestyle of people with disabilities through opportunities in community sport and recreation. VICSRAPID manages the classification eligibility process for athletes with an intellectual disability (Class 14) in Victoria. Click here for AUSRAPID Eligibility Requirements – Fact Sheet
Special Olympics Victoria http://www.specialolympics.com.au/vic (03) 9877 2769
Special Olympics provide participation and competitive sporting opportunities for people with an intellectual disability across Australia. The flow chart below will help you determine the best path, as a swimmer with an intellectual disability. The database below, is an updated list of Clubs in Special Olympic regions that can cater for swimmers with an intellectual disability.
Disability Sport & Recreation dsr.org.au (03) 9473 0133 SportRec Access Line: 1800 234 648
Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria.Our mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation.
Blind Sports Victoria blindsports.org.au/ (03) 9822 8876
Blind Sports Victoria exist to educate, support, advocate and further assist the development of sport and active recreation opportunities to enhance the lives of all Victorian’s who are blind or vision impaired people.