KiwiAble Leisure Card



The KiwiAble Leisure Card offers discounts at pools, stadiums, theatres, fitness centres, recreation centres, attractions, educational facilities and more, for people with disabilities.

The card is an initiative of Christchurch City Council Leisure and aims to reduce the cost for people with disabilities to participate in recreation, sport and leisure.

A Leisure Card is FREE to people within the Christchurch City Council ward and costs $5 for anyone living outside the area. It runs for two years, after which you need to re-apply. Card-holders receive a discount information booklet as well as regular newsletters.

Who Can Get a KiwiAble Leisure Card?

You are eligible if you are:

  • On an invalids’ benefit
  • On a sickness benefit
  • On long-term ACC (52 weeks or more)
  • Under 16 years of age AND receiving Child Disability Allowance, OR a member of an organisation such as Parafed Canterbury, NZCCS or IHC. OR able to supply a letter from your doctor or school.

How to Apply

Application forms are available from:

Christchurch City Council Leisure

Civic Offices, 163-173 Tuam Street, Christchurch

or any council service centre or Christchurch City Council Leisure Centre.

Send in your completed application form to:

KiwiAble Leisure Card Coordinator

Christchurch City Council Leisure

PO Box 237


NOTE: You MUST include an ID photograph of yourself and confirmation that you are eligible, e.g. a letter received within the last year from Work and Income New Zealand.

For further information contact: KiwiAble Leisure Card Coordinator, phone (03)941 8297, fax (03)941 8267, or email:

This information on KiwiAble is taken from the “Recreation Directory for People with Disabilities” and included on Crying Over Spilt Milk with permission from the coordinator.

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