About Total Recreation

Total Recreation empower our members to become actively involved in their local community through sport, fitness, social activities and travel.   We ensure activities and events enjoyed by us all are available to those with disabilities, we believe we all have a right to be included, regardless of our level of ability.  


Operating under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) programs are conducted in small  groups at a 1:3 ratio (note: Total Recreation does not provide one on one support services).


Participation with our peers assists to build confidence, develop skills, have fun and grow our friendship networks. We believe its good to do things in the community but its great doing it with friends!

Total Recreation provide several community access programs for adult and youth members but also support school participation in sports, supportive fitness and active recreation, and travel opportunities activities.  

Total Recreation provide weekly sporting sessions to over 320 students with disabilities each year including AFL, soccer, basketball, athletics, cricket and swimming just to name a few.

Total Recreation also support adult to play basketball, lawn bowls, tenpin bowling and AFL. 

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People with disabilities have the highest rate of sedentary lifestyle of any cohort in Australia. Total Recreation provide a range of fitness sessions to both youth and adults to support them to get active and improvement their health outlook.

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Total Recreation support members to travel across the Northern Territory, around Australiana and overseas to experience a huge range or activities and events. 


Total Recreation is a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS. If you want to find out more about the NDIS go to the website here or by clicking the NDIS logo to the left.


Supporting members in small groups at a 1:3 ratio, providing community access, active recreation, fitness and social networking and development, working towards achieving their NDIS and life goals.


Total recreation does not provide one on one support to its members. Program pricing is guided by the NDIS, see the attached Table of Supports price guide here or go to the NDIS pricing website

Issues or Complaints can be submitted by using this form

Strategic Plan 2021 - 2024

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Life Members

Sheina Atkinson

Lyn Barlow

Suzanne Cavanagh

Bernadette Rose

Jessica Watkinson

Eileen Farrell

Simon Watts



Robyn Cahill (Chair)

Patricia Brooks

Duncan Cambrai

Kirsten McKillop

Lachlan Baird

Peter Sargeant

Judith Henschke

Gemma Scales 

(1 positions vacant)

Participant Advisory Committee

The Participant Advisory Committee (PAC), is the member representative committee providing feedback and direction across programs, planning and member experiences.    

Alex McInnes (Chair)

Caitlyn Strathie 

Kym Duggan

James Morrison

Tammy Winsley

Raymond Roach

Jye Naismith



Executive Director:



NDIS Service Coordinator:



Program Coordinator :



Inclusion Officer (Travel):



 Inclusion Officer (FREDI Fitness):


Inclusion Officer (Sport):



Inclusion Officer (Arts):



Inclusion Officer:


Finance Officer – Chris Winn


Alice Springs (Program Coordinator) – Vanessa Pannan



Darwin Office

6 /9 Scaturchio St, Casuarina

(Cas Health Services Building)

Postal address: PO Box 40112, Casuarina NT 0811​

Darwin office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Phone (office):

08 8981 3686


General Inquiries:  


Program Phone (during programs):

0408 807 284


Holiday Phone (holidays / travel):

0407 085 354

Alice Springs Office

71 Sadadeen Rd, Sadadeen NT 0870

(Located at the YMCA)

PO Box 1082 Alice Springs NT 0871


Total Recreation office hours are 10am to 4pm.

Phone (Vanessa Pannan):

0409 082 697


Alice Springs Inquiries: