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
Warrnambool City Council respects the rights of owners with Sight or Hearing Dogs to full access to the community
Access and facilities for people with limited mobility. Includes Accessible Public Toilets, Scooter Recharge Points and Disabled Parking Bays in Warrnambool City Centre
One and All Inclusive Events
Endorsing local community festivals and events which enable equity of access
Welcoming Business Program
Endorsing local businesses with key features which enable access to their business for people with disability
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
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
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.
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.