Advice and support services
Community centres offer activities for local residents. Not all are wheelchair accessible.
Disability information and equipment centre
Phone 0800 693 342 or 04 298 2914
Accessibility Advisory Group
Advises the Council on accessibility issues and liaises between the Council and disability communities.
Assisted rubbish and recycling collection
The Council offers assisted rubbish and co-mingled recycling collection for a charge, or free to residents who qualify.
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) offers a tool to search for organisation that advise or support people with disabilities.
Search community directory – CAB
Discounts to a range of recreation services including pools and library loans.
City services - After hours medical facilities
Hearing or visual help
Communicating with the Council
Council social housing is available to people in need of housing help, including people with impairments. To find out more about eligibility and applications, contact the City Housing team:
Allocations Advisor, City Housing
Phone: 04 803 8389
- Botanic Garden - Wellington Gardens
Mobility scooters are available from the Begonia House and three significant areas of the garden are wheelchair friendly.
- Parks and playgrounds
Where possible, parks and open spaces in the city have access for people with limited mobility.
Walkways in Wellington reserves that are suitable for wheelchairs.
Recreation and community centres
- ASB Sports Centre
Wheelchair accessible venue for indoor sport, recreation and meetings.
- Accessible places - Recreation
- Community centres
Activities for local residents - check if wheelchair accessible.
- Council venues for hire
Council venues available for hire - check if wheelchair accessible.
- Swimming lessons for disabled swimmers
One-on-one lessons adapted for people with impairments (for any age).
For adults, see: Swimming lessons for adults
For children, see SwimWell
Our indoor pools are wheelchair accessible. The Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie also has hydrotherapy services.
- Recreation centres
Our recreation centres are all wheelchair accessible. Programmes are offered for people of all levels of physical ability.
- Senior citizen communities
Council facilities and services for older people.
- Positive ageing policy
Our policy aims to reflect positive ageing in Wellington city by increasing the opportunities for older people to participate in their community.
Transport, travel and parking