Accessible beaches in Melbourne
Mt Martha Accessible Beach
Location: Mt Martha Beach - Approx one hour from Melbourne’s CBD
When: Saturday 9am- 5pm and Sundays 11am to 5pm
Until: From now to April 26th 2017
What’s available: Beach matting and three types of wheelchairs, including a self-propelled chair and a full floating one. Mt Martha Surf Lifesaving club also provides fully inclusive change facilities.
Organisers: Mornington Peninsula Shire, Mt Martha Surf Lifesaving club and the Mornington Peninsula Disabled Surfers Association.
Contact number: Mt Martha Surf Life Saving Club 03 59 74 4140
Williamstown and Altona and Accessible beaches
Location: Williamstown and Altona Beaches
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
Time: Free to hire beach wheelchairs between 12pm and 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays
What’s available: There are two types of beach wheelchairs available, there is the sand cruiser which is designed to travel on the sand along the beach (Available at Altona) and the Mobichair which is designed to enter the water to waist height of the support person. (Available at Altona and Williamstown)
Until: 27th March 2017
Bookings: Bookings are free however they are essential.
Contact: To book Monday to Friday contact Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday and Sunday contact or visit the lifesaving clubs to see what times are available.
Note: hoist facilities are currently not available, please ensure you have the appropriate level of support available during your visit (if required).
Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club
Corner of Victoria Street and Esplanade, Williamstown
Ph: 0478 416 004
Altona Life Saving Club
127 Esplanade Street, Altona
Ph: 0438 939 880
Accessible parking, toilets, and showers are available at both beaches.
For general enquiries and feedback contact Hobsons Bay City Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000 or email email@example.com
Where: Mordialloc Lifesaving Club, Beach Road, Mordialloc
When: Available Saturday and Sunday during the life saving club’s patrol hours (12pm to 5.30pm) from December 2016 to April 2017.
Who: Anyone can use the matting, however the beach matting is primarily to assist people who use a wheelchair or have difficulty with their mobility.
Other accessible features available at Mordialloc Life Saving Club:
· Beach wheelchair
· Accessible parking (also available at the Peter Scullin Reserve)
· Accessible toilets
For further information about the beach matting at Mordialloc Life Saving Club, contact Council’s MetroAccess Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 0448 983 707 or visit Council’s website at www.kingston.vic.gov.au