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During September and October Step UP! NSW brings the community together to walk, talk, enjoy activities and entertainment, while raising funds and public awareness of the diversity within our communities.

Get Involved! Free Registration!

It only takes a few steps to get involved. 

  • Go to
  • Select the event you'd like to participate in
  • Fill out the online registration
  • Create your very own fundraising page
  • Share it with your friends and family, workmates and community
  • If you are not participating, perhaps you could consider a donation instead

Every dollar raised by Step UP! helps Down Syndrome NSW to provide community inclusion, peer connection and real-life opportunities for people with Down syndrome, as well as support, education and training for their families and those who care for them.  

Picton Step UP! Sunday 15th September
Picton Botanic Gardens

Regreme Rd, Picton
Event time 9:30am – 2.30pm

Sydney Step UP! Sunday 29th September
Royal Botanical Gardens

Philip Precinct, The Domain
Event time 9:30am – 2.30pm

Coffs Harbour Step UP! Saturday 19th October
Coffs Jetty Foreshore

Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour
Event time 9:30am – 2.30pm

Penrith Step UP! Sunday 20th October
Sydney International Regatta Centre, 

Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith 
(Parking P5)
Event time 10am -1pm


For more information contact P: 9841 4444 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thank you for your support.  We'll see you there!

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Join Down Syndrome NSW for “Up,Up and Away”, a social group for kids aged 4-15 years with Down syndrome, and their siblings. Parents and carers get a chance to socialise too.

Celebrate spring with a family bbq and picnic!

When: Sunday 15th September
Where: Drummoyne Girl Guide Hall, Montague Park, cnr Ullathorne St and Hneley Marine Drive
Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Cost: Free to attend.  A bbq lunch will be provided.
RSVP: 31/7/19
Register online here.  Please note, we only accept online registrations.  You must be a member of Down Syndrome NSW to attend. Membership is free and it's easy to join or renew.

What to bring: Active wear for kids and BYO food if any allergies.
We kindly request that parents/carers assist with supervision of their own childrden at this event.

Download flyer

View our video
Produced with thanks by Mounties Group

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The health consequences of ageing are a significant issue for people with Down syndrome, including higher rates and earlier onset of dementia, depression and anxiety, and oral health problems.  This one-day Health Conference is for parents and carers of people with Down syndrome and includes an impressive line-up of speakers after the Opening Welcome from the Hon Gareth Ward, NSW Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services.

When: Friday 27th September
Where: Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas St Central Sydney
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $150 for registered parent members of Down Syndrome NSW.  $250 for organisations, professionals and service providers.
NB: NSW Regional Travel Grants are available for parent members, with thanks to Johnny H Adventures. 

CLICK HERE for a full line-up of speakers, program, travel grants details and how to register.



Gryffynwood is a family-owned company that operates a gift shop in Sydney's inner west. 

The company is looking for  2 people with Down syndrome, aged over 18, to join their team as a Sales Assistant.

You will be helping serve customers, stocking the shelves, cleaning the shop and other general duties required in a gift shop. 

This would be a fantastic job for people who like to work closely with other people and customers.  It is not physically hard to do.  Both men and women are invited to apply.

To apply, CLICK HERE for a full Position Description and Application form.

For more information, contact Rosana Tyler of Gryffynwood Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0414 859 630. 
Please note: contact the company direct.  This is not a job with Down Syndrome NSW.

You can find out all about the company on their website:

Applications close 29th August 2019.