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Disability Access

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 18.3% of the Australian population has some form of permanent disability. It is therefore estimated that over 6,000 Warrnambool residents will have a disability.

Moreover, as a regional centre and a tourist destination, Warrnambool receives significant numbers of visitors each year, a proportion of whom will also have a disability.

Numbers of people affected by disability will continue to increase in the future as a result of population growth and ageing. Improved community access and inclusion are not disability-specific, and through the provision of universal access to information, the physical environment, and greater opportunities for community participation, everyone will benefit.

Information and Services available

Communication Access

Communication Access

To assist people with communication and /or cognitive disabilities.

Assistance Animals

Assistance Animals

Warrnambool City Council respects the rights of owners with Sight or Hearing Dogs to full access to the community

Mobility Map

Mobility Map

Access and facilities for people with limited mobility. Includes Accessible Public Toilets, Scooter Recharge Points and Disabled Parking Bays in Warrnambool City Centre

Scooter Recharge Scheme

Scooter Recharge Scheme

Locations of recharge points in the South West Region

One and All Inclusive Events

One and All Inclusive Events

Endorsing local community festivals and events which enable equity of access

Welcoming Business Program

Welcoming Business Program

Endorsing local businesses with key features which enable access to their business for people with disability

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking

Available for residents who require access to park in disabled parking bays or require extended time in ordinary bays. Disabled Parking Permits enable the holder of the permit to park in any designated disabled parking area, Australia wide.

Concession Cards

Concession Cards

Further information is available about a range of concession cards available to the community including the Carers Card, Companion Card, Seniors Card and Can’t Wait Card.

Assistive Equipment

Assistive Equipment

Available for hire from Council for community events. Equipment includes portable access ramps, assistive hearing equipment and signage. Contact Rural Access for more information.

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Council Enterprises

Council runs and manages a number of Enterprises for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
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Festivals and Events

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