Disability Sports Australia is proud to announce the Australian Team selected to compete at the 2018 CPISRA CP World Games in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain in August 2018.Read More
Wow! What a fantastic Commonwealth Games we've had so far! It's hard to keep track of everyone who has won medals, so we took the time to extract the Para sport medal winners from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal tally webpage. We'll do our best to keep this list up to date as more medal winners are announced. Please let us know if we've missed any!Read More
Following a campaign by NSW Senator John Williams and the National Party, the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport is undertaking an Inquiry on the need for regulation of mobility scooters and motorised wheelchairs.Read More
Para Mobility was founded in 1983 to make everyday living easier for those who need accessibility solutions in their own homes, workplaces and communities and regularly support able-bodied people in their rehabilitation, who are temporarily injured, all the way through to Para Athletes or people in wheelchairs looking for more independence.
Since then their disability equipment has made a significant contribution to facilitate inclusiveness in public spaces, commercial environments such as shopping centres and hotels and for consumers in residential developments in keeping with Building Code (Access to Premises) requirements in the Disability Discrimination Act.
Para Mobility General Manager, Sally Farrow, says the company is proud to be one of the few Australian Made and owned manufacturers in the disability sector “We truly listen to what our customers need and subsequently design customised, tailored lifting, mobility and access solutions that enable more freedom and independence”
Para Mobility’s market-leading products are found in a range of sporting venues, Aquatic & leisure centres, Gyms, Rehab hospitals such as Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Sea World, Wet n Wild Sydney, Westmead Hospital and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, just to name a few.
A recent project undertaken to ensure elite Para Athletes at the Commonwealth Games in QLD are supported in 2018, involved the installation of 4 Para Mobility pool hoists.
Successful commercial Pool builder Josh Torrance of Torrance Aquatics built the 4 pools at Parklands Project, the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, and for him, choosing another 100% Australian owned company with Australian made products was key in his choice of Para Mobility’s high-quality disability pool hoists.
Josh notes “It’s not just the Australian manufactured products that are important, it’s the ability to have local teams accessible for installation and servicing of disability equipment to ensure safety for the users of the equipment that is often in fairly harsh aquatic environments and are maintained to the highest quality to reflect our quality reputation and brand”
Dean Willemsen, Managing Director of DNW Group, notes “The Assistive Technology we manufacture at Para Mobility is specifically designed to support diversely abled people across Australia to access work, health and leisure opportunities that many of us that are able-bodied often take for granted”.
Para Mobility is passionate about supporting consumers in their own home or community also, enabling people to take a dip in a pool or spa mostly unassisted, take advantage of the feeling of the waves at the beach, being able to access bathroom facilities in a shopping centre or at the movies or getting in and out of the front seat of their own car.
Along with Developers, Architects, Insurers, Occupational Therapists and other clinicians, Access Consultants, pool builders, project managers, government representatives or those who are seeking to lead the way in accessibility and inclusivity, universal design and livable housing design principles seek out Para Mobility products for their projects and to benefit the customers.
If you have a commercial or consumer enquiry please don’t hesitate to get in touch with DNW Group or Para Mobility team on:
Phone: 1300 444 600
The ASC are delighted to announce the release of the Australian Physical Literacy Definition (the Definition) and the Draft Australian Physical Literacy Standard (the Standard). These represent vital first steps in the ASC's mission to counteract the decline in movement while supporting the increase in participation across sport, physical activity and recreation.Read More
From 2-5 August 2017, six (6) of the world’s finest teams showed why wheelchair rugby is ‘Not just your regular seat at the rugby’. Two Championships were on offer - the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test Event.Read More
From August 2 - 5, six of the world’s finest wheelchair rugby teams, including three international teams, will do battle on court in the 2017 GIO Wheelchair Rugby National Championship and the GIO 2018 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship Official Test EventRead More
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Disability Sports Australia announces the appointment Mr John Croll as the Chairman of DSA.
John Croll has worked in the media industry for more than 30 years and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Isentia in 1999Read More
The Purple Hearts is an initiative of the Randwick City Football Club created out of the vision to be an inclusive club that uses the power of sport to promote friendship, commitment and team spirit... and they want YOU!Read More
Looking for a rewarding, flexible role where no two days are the same? Disability Sports Australia is seeking an Events and Projects Manager. This is a part-time role (22.8 hours or 3 days per week) until the end of 2017, increasing to full-time from the start of 2018. Applications close COB Monday 13 February 2017. Details on how to apply for this role are located within the position description document linked below.Read More
Basketball Australia is on the hunt for a new Head Coach for the Aussie Rollers men's Wheelchair Basketball team.
The Rollers have enjoyed success at Paralympic and World Championship level (current back to back World Champions) and the men's Wheelchair program includes an U23 National team (Spinners). The Rollers Head coach will have an influential role in both programs.Read More