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Access & Support

Women’s Circus acknowledges the many barriers to participation people face. We strive to find inclusive options for each person’s access needs.

On this page you will find information about ways we can support people facing physical, social, cultural and financial barriers to access our programs.

We have trainers available with experience supporting Disabled and d/Deaf people with a range of access needs.

Our training centre is wheelchair accessible. For detailed information on venue accessibility visit our Contact & Visit Us page.

NDIS Funding

Do you self-manage your NDIS funding or have a Plan Manager? There are several places in your NDIS funding package for you to access our programs and services.

Women’s Circus are not a registered NDIS service provider, however we have a number of members and artists using NDIS funding to access our programs.

We can support your participation in our circus classes or create a private training program catered to your unique personal goals.

Here are places in your NDIS funding package you can use your money:

Core Support Budget

  • Social, community and economic participation: Get involved with circus activities that connect you with other people and community, while helping you develop circus skills in areas of interest to you. For example, this funding could cover support services you need to participate in a class or one-on-one training such as support workers, or Auslan interpreters.
  • Transport: Support getting to and from community-based activities such as circus classes or private training. Funding for transport is generally limited to people who cannot use public transport for reasons related to their disability.

Capacity Building Supports budget

  • Increased Social & Community Participation: Development and training to increase your skills so you can participate in community, social and recreational activities, such as circus classes.
  • Improved Relationships: This support will help you develop positive behaviours and interact with others, for example through circus classes.

If you require itemised invoices for classes or private programs to help make your claim, please contact us.

We will do our best to help, however specific questions about NDIS should be directed to your case manager or NDIS directly on 1800 800 110.

Check out Arts Access Victoria’s NDIS resources to assist with planning.

First Nations Peoples

Australia’s circus industry contains several cultural and economic barriers that work to exclude the full participation and engagement of First Nations artists.

One way Women’s Circus strives to remove these barriers and encourage participation is by offering all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who belong to a marginalised gender free access to our training programs and membership.

Contact us to take out membership and enrol.

Low Income Participation

Women’s Circus understands that financial pressures can be a barrier to participation for many. To support participation we offer:

  • Concession prices for membership and classes. We do not require proof of your financial situation and allow people to self nominate the price point that best suits their situation.
  • Payment plans on term classes.
  • Some heavily subsidised classes to support marginalised communities, for example our Circus Mixtape Class (Trans & Gender Diverse Only).

If you would like to chat with us more about engaging in our programs fill out the form below. We will be in touch shortly. 

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