Community Connections Ballarat and Bendigo

We understand how important it is to be able to get out and about, foster friendships with people with similar interests, pursue hobbies, stimulate creativity, and try new things. We can support you to participate in group activities or with 1:1 support. Everyone is different so the choice is yours!

Helping you to take part in your community.

When it comes to connecting to the community, there is so much to choose from.   Our group activities are constantly changing to meet the interests of our participants and the weather.  The best way to see what you can do is to check our Events page for upcoming events.

Community Access

Support any day of the week to help you participate in community activities of your choice. This can be a ‘one-off’ occasion or on a continuous basis, and may include: going shopping, banking, visiting friends and family, attending medical appointments and community events.

Active Recreation

If you’re looking to be more active, then come and try one of our sports or active recreational activities. We offer lawn bowls, dance classes, social tennis, fishing, swimming, and more. Activities vary according to the season so there is always something new to try!

Group Activities

Our group activities program is stacked with fun things to do: baking, arts and craft, sweet decorating, lego group, music and dancing, board games, movie screenings, pet therapy, and personal pampering (haircuts, manicures and makeup).

Out and About

We understand the importance of getting out and about and socialising with like-minded people. Our bus trips are a fun-filled social activity. It could be a trip to Geelong for fish n’ chips by the Bay, the local Saturday market, a scenic drive through Blackwood Forest and a picnic amongst the daffodils, or a day trip to Daylesford and the lavender farm. The destinations are always changing based on your feedback and interests.

Accessing this service in approved NDIS Plans

Community Connections is funded through:

  • Core Supports – Assistance with Social and Community Participation; or
  • Capacity Building – Increased Social and Community Participation.