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Joint Councils Access for All Abilities

Expressions of Interest for the Enhancing Vacation Care Program 2015-2018      

This is an invitation for multiple Mainstream Vacation Care Providers to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the JCAAA Enhancing Vacation Care Program 2015-2018. JCAAA administers the Enhancing Vacation Care Program (EVCP), that provides funding to mainstream Vacation Care Providers to support the inclusion of children and young people with disabilities. The EOI process allows for rolling applications for the upcoming holiday periods. Please see table below for application due dates.

Holiday period Application closing date
June / July 2016 27 May 2016 4 pm
September 2016 19 August 2016 4 pm
January 2017 2 December 2017 4 pm
April 2017 3 March 2017 4 pm
June / July 2017 2 June 2017 4 pm
September 2017 25 August 2017 4 pm

All questions and responses will be presented on our website in the information pack. Questions regarding the EOI can only be accepted through email:

What is JCAAA?

Joint Councils Access for All Abilities (JCAAA) is a disability respite service shared by the Cities of Bayside, Port Phillip, Glen Eira and Stonnington.

We work with the community to create fun and interesting programs for people with disability. We have something on offer for all ages and interests:

  • school age young people who want to participate in mainstream holiday programs
  • adults who like to let their hair down and have a dance at our monthly disco
  • teenagers wanting to be active and sporty during the holidays
  • people aged 15+ who like to visit exciting places whilst hanging out with likeminded friends
  • food lovers who like to mix it up in the kitchen
  • creative types who want to express themselves through drama and other visual arts

JCAAA Publications
Saturday Night Fever
Monthly Recreation Programs
Weekly Programs
Drama Program

Holiday Programs
Enhancing Vacation Care (EVC)
Inclusive Sport

JCAAA Publications

View our Bimonthly News for a quick update on all things JCAAA.

View our full length BiAnnual Newsletter.

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever is moving to a new venue! From August we be holding the disco in the function room of St Kilda Sports Club, 66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. Please see click on the Saturday Night Fever flyer link for all of the details.

This disco is a supported monthly event and open to everyone who is over eighteen. You don’t even need to register!! Just turn up with your dancing shoes on and groove the night away with our great DJ. The $15 entry fee gives you access to games, prizes and pizza. Of course, carers can come along for free. This party provides less support than our other programs, so if you want to come along please make sure that you can handle your own money and get yourself home. 

Upcoming dates:

  • 13 August
  • 17 September
  • 01 October
  • 17 December

Saturday Night Fever pre-payment.

Venue: St Kilda Sports Club, 66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 3182

Time: 7pm - 10pm.

Click to go to Saturday Night Fever Facebook page

Monthly Recreation Programs

JCAAA offers monthly programs for all ages to get out and about and socialise whilst having a good time. We provide one awesome staff member to support five amazing participants with every excursion.

Each of our monthly programs costs only $10 which is payable biannually however any additional costs including excursion, public transport and food items are payable by the participants on the day.

You must register in advance for these programs.

Hype- our energetic Hypies aged 14 to 21 years love to mix it up around Melbourne.
Hype pre-payment option.

Stepping Out – is for 21 to 35 year olds who like to have a laugh and experience new things.
Stepping Out pre-payment option.

Fresh- our mature Freshies aged from 35 to 55 enjoy the nicer things in life at a more leisurely pace.
Fresh pre-payment option.

Weekly Programs

Community Kitchen:

A program for adults who love their food; trying new recipes and learning some new skills. Based at Prahran Mission in Chapel Street, our group of eight get together every Sunday afternoon for some food frolicking. This program only costs $30 per session and includes all ingredients, equipment, recipe folder, the support of two fabulous staff and (maybe the best bit) a sit down meal. Term 4 2016 now open for bookings.

JCAAA is theatre- Drama Program:

This weekly program is calling for people who are aged 16+ with an intellectual disability who love the performing arts.  If you like to create, enjoy a spot of improv and want to stretch your imagination then this is the program for you.  Enrolments are for the term which concludes with an open rehearsal that you can invite friends and family along to.  This program is fast filling up so click here to register. 

Holiday Programs

All JCAAA holiday programs require pre-payment to secure you’re place. At only $15 per day you will learn new skills, have fun and of course a laugh or two.

Holiday Arts:

Our ever popular Holiday Arts program runs for one week giving adults an opportunity to explore and express their artistic talents. Held at Phoenix Park Community Centre in East Malvern, come along and be inspired by our creative leaders and your fellow artists. Our next Holiday Arts program will be held from 26 - 30 September. Click here to register!



A bunch of teenagers, a waterslide, wave pool and heaps of other activities… what other entertainment does a teen need during the holidays? This program runs for one week every school break; because of the water based activities there is one staff member to support three participants. Our next MSAC program will be held from 19 - 23 September. Click here to enrol!

Enhancing Vacation Care (EVC)

A program designed to support young people with disability in mainstream holiday programs. JCAAA’s EVC program works with mainstream providers so that kids and teenagers with a disability can attend local programs. We work with parents to determine what staffing is required with two different levels available:

  • one staff member for every participant.
  • one staff member for every two or three participants.

To be eligible for the program, participants must live or study within the Cities of Bayside, Glen Eira, Port Phillip or Stonnington. Please click here for additional information or call 9209 6159.

Our current partners include:

Inclusive Sport

Access for all Abilities Play logo

AAA Play is a free information and referral service for people of all ages with a disability who want to become involved in sport and active recreation. Contact Reclink Australia as the first point of call for all inclusive Melbourne based sporting opportunities.

Phone: 1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)

AHA Certification Logo

Our service is registered and compliant with the Department of Health and Human Services. We are proud to tell you that we are certified under the AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems. This international standard helps organisations to improve their services


Amanda Ireland - Team Leader, Monday to Wednesday, Phone 03 9209 6159, email:

Lyndall Julian - Program Officer, Phone: 03 9209 6706, email:

Philippa Petty - Program Officer - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; Phone 03 9209 6247, email: