8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Special Olympics changes lives. Special Olympics New Zealand is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport.

It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; it’s about a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways.

Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams, and feel a sense of belonging.

Special Olympics enables them to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

What we do:

  • Sports
  • Events and Games
  • Athlete Leadership Programmes
  • Clubs, schools and transitioning
  • Law Enforcement Torch Run
  • Health screenings and health education and promotion

The Healthy Communities initiative was introduced in 2017 with the aim of bringing an integrated approach to sports which includes health and athlete wellbeing. The Healthy Communities vision is to promote the health and wellbeing of athletes and to ensure they have the same access to health care and health promotion opportunities as other members of the community.

Working together with health practitioners and other key stakeholders, Special Olympics wants to ensure effective follow-up for athletes further to the health screening offered. Please contact with any enquiries or offers of assistance. We value your input.


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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Our National Office is open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
As a sports organisation we offer club based activities across New Zealand. Coaching and competition is normally out-of-business hours.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

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Injury, illness or disability


Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

For any enquiries regarding our health programme you can contact the Healthy Communities coodinator on (04) 560 0321 or 027 555 6793 or email:


93 Hutt Park Road
Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010

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93 Hutt Park Road
Lower Hutt
Wellington 5010

Postal Address

PO Box 38344
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045

This page was last updated at 3:04PM on February 10, 2022.