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The Sunflower Program in Kur-Ring-Gai

Ku-ring-gai Council has joined The Sunflower Program to raise awareness and promote better assistance for residents with chronic health conditions or hidden disabilities.

The sunflower has become a symbol of recognition of those with chronic health conditions or hidden disabilities. This includes disabilities such as autism, anxiety, and dementia, as well as conditions including chronic pain, arthritis, diabetes and sleep disorders, to name a few.

As a member of the program, Ku-ring-gai council members and staff will be trained to assist both children and adults alike who live with chronic health conditions and hidden disabilities.

The Sunflower Program provides free sunflower-patterned lanyards and bracelets to residents, which help notify council staff that they may need additional support, time or understanding.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said, “Residents with a hidden disability or health condition can now be confident our frontline staff will be empathetic and considerate if they need extra help.”

Sunflower lanyards and bracelets are available at:

  • The Council’s customer service centre, Level 4, 818 Pacific Highway Gordon

  • All Ku-ring-gai libraries

  • Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre at West Pymble

  • The Wildflower Garden at St Ives

  • Ku-ring-gai Art Centre at Roseville

  • Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre at St Ives

To learn more about this program and the impact of hidden disabilities and chronic health conditions, visit: For more information about Ku-ring-gai Council’s disability services, visit their website:


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