Disability Groups & Contacts


If you’re a club or participant and you would like to know more about disability bowls, please contact Bowls Victoria.

Please contact BV’s Participation team:
P: (03) 9861 7100

Access for all Abilities

Access for All Abilities (AAA) is a Victorian Government funding initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Click here for more information.

Blind Bowls Victoria

Bowls Victoria works closely with Blind Bowls Victoria to offer playing opportunities for blind and vision impaired bowlers. Blind Bowls Victoria move around the state providing ongoing opportunities for Visually Impaired bowlers and people in the community to come together in an accessible and inclusive environment. The days are very sociable and are open to people of all abilities, from experienced bowlers to beginners.

There are also State Based Multi Disability Championship held in April, and a team who represent Victoria in the National Championships held in various states each year.

Blind Bowls Victoria run social games most Sundays at different locations between September and April each year. New Bowlers are always welcome.

For more information please contact:
Peter Campion
E: secretary.bbv@gmailc.com
M: 0418 539 030

Club Poster for download.

Deaf Bowls Victoria

Membership is open to bowling members of a Club who are either totally deaf in both ears or who have a hearing deficit of greater than 45 decibels in their best hearing ear. For international championships the hearing loss has to be greater than 55 decibel hearing loss. An audiogram has to be supplied to the Deaf Sporting Association for verification.

Deaf Bowls Victoria holds and sends players to the following events

  • State Championships in singles and pairs every year.
  • Enters a team in the Australian Deaf Games every four years
  • National Championships which are held every four years, held in a different state each time
  • International Championships which are also held every four years.

For more information please contact:
Deaf Bowls Victoria
Paul Williams
E: paulswilliams57@gmail.com

Victorian Intellectual Disabilities Squad

The squad for bowlers with an Intellectual Disability meet regularly at various Clubs around the state and hold training sessions. The squad has a number of coaches who assist with the sessions and it is open to all bowlers with an intellectual disability that are affiliated members of a Club.

For more information please contact:
Trevor Nelson
M: 0417 344 735
E: nelcam48@gmail.com

Victorian Physical Disabilities Squad

The squad for bowlers with a physical disability take part in the MultiBowl Nationals in May each year, and are made up of men and women throughout the state. Bowlers with a physical disability can be classified as B5, B6, B7 or B8 depending on the nature of their impairment. The squad is coached by Carol Protopapas who assists with the sessions and support is open to all bowlers with a physical disability that are affiliated members of a Club.

For more information please contact:
Carol Protopapas
E: carolproto@gmail.com