About Total Recreation
Total Recreation have been operating in the Northern Territory for more than 30 years providing recreation programs and activities for it's members.
Empowering members to become actively involved in their local community through sport, fitness, social, art and travel. Total Recreation 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 (Total Recreation does not provide one on one care or 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 it's better doing it with friends!
“One big family that do everything together”.
Providing community participation and access for members through the NDIS Total Recreation also delivers other sports participation and pathway opportunities partnering with both state and national sports organisations.
School Sport- This program ended in December 2022, due to lack of funding
Coordinating sport in Darwin, Palmerston and rural special education schools Total Recreation provides weekly sporting sessions to over 320 students every year. The program includes on campus sports, delivered by state sporting bodies, learning to swim program with Royal Life Saving and off campus gala sport and recreation days.
As the Northern Territory representative of Sports Inclusion Australia, Total Recreation work in partnership to support opportunities and eligibility to attend national and international competitions.
Total Recreation conducts three major fundraisers each year, these events not only provide funding to subsidise program costs, equipment and venue hire but also provide members with a lot of fun. Our fundraising events include;
Dancing With The Celebrities - where local celebrities team up with members in a ball room dance competition for the title of Grand Champion.
Katherine to Darwin Challenge - ride from Katherine to Darwin, challenge yourself and raise funds. Member join and ride the last leg of the fundraiser.
Adventure Challenge - a team survivour style challenge, sover the puzzles, complete the challenges and survive East Point.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
If you are not aware of the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS, and would like to find out more visit the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au .
Total Recreation is a registered service provider under the NDIS. All program pricing is guided by the NDIS price guide, this dictates the 1:3 ratio support charged at an hourley rate. Being open and transperant Total Recreation provides all program and activity pricing for services up front.
The NDIS does not cover the costs of some program items, this includes;
Materials/ingrediants (arts, cooking etc)
Accomodation & airfares
Total Recreation provides support at a 1:3 ratio, providing community access, active recreation, fitness, social networking and personal development, working towards achieving their NDIS and life goals.
Total Recreation does provide 1:3 ratio support on NDIS programs.
Does not provide one on one care or support on programs.
Program pricing is guided by the NDIS, see the NDIS pricing website.
Issues or Complaints can be submitted by using this form.
Program Cancelation Policy
If you have booked into a program and you do not attend or fail to provide sufficient notice to Total Recreation you may be billed the NDIS fee relating to the program.
The Total Recreation program cancellation policy is applied when a member provides insufficient notice of attendance, does not show up to a program they have booked into under the NDIS. This policy is guided by the NDIS service bookings and cancellations information that can be found here: Service bookings and cancellation.
If members are unable to attend programs:
You must provide ten days notice of withdrawal for programs and travel options where the cost is over $1000.
Two days notice is required on all other programs.
If Total Recreation cannot find a replacement member for the specific program you may be billed 100% of your NDIS program costs and scheduled hours of support.
Robyn Cahill (Chair)
Patricia Brooks (Treasurer)
Judith Henschke OAM
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)
Travel - Inclusion Officer:
FREDI (Fitness) - Inclusion Officer:
Sport - Inclusion Officer:
Arts - Inclusion Officer:
Finance Officer – Chris Winn
Alice Springs Program Coordinator
Mark Bensted - 0409 082 697