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

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



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, 0448 983 707 or visit Council’s website at