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Rural Access is a state-wide program funded by the Department of Health and Human Services that works in partnership with local organisations, businesses and the broader community to develop new ways of including people with disability in the life of their communities.

Rural Access plans and develops projects across the full range of community infrastructure including education and training, transport, health, accommodation and housing, the built environment, community planning, communication and information, sport and recreation, arts and culture, community events and activities and community awareness.

Information and Services available

Accessible Accommodation Guide

Accessible Accommodation Guide

Warrnambool Area

Accessible Meeting/Conference Rooms

Accessible Meeting/Conference Rooms

Suitable locations around Warrnambool

Assistance Animals

Assistance Animals

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

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach wheelchairs are available for free hire on the Lady Bay Foreshore

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

Portable Accessible Toilet

Portable Accessible Toilet

Available for hire for community events

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

Companion Card

Companion Card

Cards are available for people with disability who require a companion to enable them to access community activities. For more information visit www.companioncard.org.au

National Relay Service

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can call through the National Relay Service (NRS). For more information visit www.relayservice.gov.au

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.

Engage with Warrnambool

Council Enterprises

Council runs and manages a number of Enterprises for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
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Experience Warrnambool

Festivals and Events

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