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People with Disability

Georges River Council provides a range of programs and services to support people with disability to ensure everyone in the community can fully participate in community life.

Council is committed to providing high quality, accessible services to meet the needs of its community. The Kogarah CBD and Hurstville CBD Access Maps illustrate the accessibility features of the Kogarah and Hurstville town centres with the locations of curb ramps, public amenities, public transport options and other key items of interest. The maps are available at Council’s Service Centres, or by selecting either the former Hurstville City Council map or former Kogarah City Council map.

If you would like to report any accessibility issue please contact our Aged and Disability Community Development Officer on 9330 9455.

Library Services

Georges River Libraries offer a range of large print books and audiobooks.  A Home Library service is available, as well as e-resources where books can be downloaded. For further information please contact our libraries:

  • Hurstville Library 9330 6111

  • Penshurst Library 9330 6422

  • Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre 9330 9527

  • Oatley Library 9579 6553

  • South Hurstville Library 9330 9529

Support Services

  • Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW. For disability services information, referral and intake in the Georges River Council area please contact ADHC on 1800 200 422.

  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia wide scheme which supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS gives individuals more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided. The NDIS is rolling in to the Georges River Council area from 1 July 2017. For further information and eligibility please contact 1800 800 110.

  • Ability Links is a free service for people living with a disability aged between 9-64, their family members, and their carers. It links clients to services available in the area. For further information please contact 8713 9200.