Australia

Tips and information for people considering traveling with a wheelchair in Australia. Articles are listed with the most recent at the top with older articles pushed downwards.

Australia – Brisbane

Platform lift installed at Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier for disabled access

Platform Lift Company supplied and installed a 4M disabled access platform lift on Brisbane’s Eagle Street Pier to service several award-winning restaurants.

Famous for providing the best views and food in Brisbane, the Eagle Street Pier and its popular restaurants will now be accessible for people living with disability or with limited mobility.

Read the full article here  – Access Brisbane

Australia – Hunter Valley

Wheelchair accessible rooms at :

Chateau Elan, Vintage Drive, Rothbury, NSW 2320  See more 

We enjoyed visiting many of the wineries, gardens and restaurants – we did not have any access issues but that is not to say that some places may be inaccessible, we just didn’t find them.

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  • Be Aware A Master Key for Disabled Toilet Access Maybe Required…..

By  Michael  McGowan 

‘Councils put loos in lockdown in an effort to curb vandalism.  At least two of the region’s councils have introduced a controversial policy of locking disabled toilets, forcing residents to prove they have a disability and pay a fee for a master key to access public amenities. Both Cessnock and Lake Macquarie councils say the measure is aimed at curbing vandalism, allowing access to public toilets 24 hours a day, and ensuring only disabled people access toilets.’ Read more 

Australia – Melbourne

  • Hire equipment –  Aidacare Pty Ltd – Head Office VIC 03 9384 1846

Australia – Port Douglas, Queensland

  • Access The Great Barrier Reef

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Australia  – Seven Mile Beach

  • Dune and dusted – have sand wheels, will travel.  Disabled Surfers’ Association’s latest sandcruiser cruises at Seven Mile Beach – Read here 

Australia – Port Stephens

  • Sandcruisers make beach access a breeze for Port Stephens’ wheelchair users  – Read here

Australia – Illawarra

  • Sandcruiser wheelchairs are available to help people with a disability access the following locations in the Illawarra: 

Stanwell Park (see council lifeguard)

Thirroul Beach (see council lifeguard)

North Wollongong Beach (see council lifeguard)

Port Kembla Ocean Pool (see council lifeguard)

Warilla Beach SLSC

Shellharbour SLSC

South Shellharbour Tourist Park (see managers)

Kiama Surf Beach (see council lifeguard)

Gerroa Tourist Park (see managers)

Read the article here 

Australia transport accessibility today 

Australia – Kakadu

A question printed about Kakadu: – perthnow.com.au

  • I’m a pensioner in a wheelchair with a normally fit pensioner husband and the top of our bucket list is to see Kakadu. Do you think this is possible given transport and accommodation restrictions regarding the wheelchair?Doc: Even though this area is pretty rough terrain, there are several tours and attractions that provide wheelchair access. Some of these include the Bowali Visitor Centre, the Nourlangie Rock Art site and the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Start your research with Tourism Top End. They can provide lots of advice and maps detailing areas where you will have easy access, accommodation options and details of wheelchair-accessible tours. Visiting the waterfalls may prove too difficult, so consider doing a scenic flight over these areas. Full article see here

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