'The Corangamite Shire is committed to promoting an inclusive and accessible community where all people, including people with a disability, are active, socially connected individuals who are able to access information, activities, facilities and services within the community'
The Rural Access program is state-wide program funded by the Department of Human Services that works in partnership with local organisations, businesses and the broader community to develop new ways of including people with a disability in the life of their communities. It is responsible for planning and developing projects that cover education and training, transport, health, accommodation and housing, the physical environment, community planning, communication and information, sport and recreation, arts and culture, community events and activities and community awareness. Click on the image to download the brochure.
The Corangamite Shire Access Guide provides information on the accessible features located in the towns of the Corangamite Shire. Features include accessible toilets and parking. Click on the image to download the brochure.
The 12 Apostles Accessibility Guide provides information on the accessible features located at the 12 Apostles and surrounding area. Features include accessible toilets, parking, accommodation and tourist locations. Click on the image to download the brochure.
Disabled Parking Permits are 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.
Information is available on transport options within the Shire, including public transport and community transport, a service available to eligible aged people and people with a disability who have no access to other transport.
One & All Inclusive Events Program
A One & All Inclusive Event is an event endorsed by the Rural Access program. Criteria are based on event planning, ease of access to the festival/event, ease of movement around the festival/event, signage, toilets and other facilities, and promotion of improved access to patrons.
The Scooter Recharge Scheme provides power points for emergency charging of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. Recharge stickers are displayed on the windows of the participating businesses so you can easily find them. There are also recharge stickers placed above or near power points so you can quickly locate which power point has been designated for you to use.
Recharge points are provided as a community service and the operation of the recharge facility and security of mobility aids remains the user's responsibility.
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Welcoming Business Program
A ‘Welcoming Business’ is a business endorsed by Corangamite Shire’s Rural Access Program. To receive Welcoming Business endorsement, the business must satisfy a set of minimum standards relating to physical access, communication and customer service.
Portable Acessible Toilet
A portable accessible toilet is available for hire for community events.
Additional assistive equipment is available for hire from Council for community events. Equipment includes portable access ramps, assistive hearing equipment and signage. Please contact the Rural Access Project Officer for further information.
The Corangamite Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-2017 provides a strategic framework for addressing some of the key health and wellbeing issues that have been identified by our community. The Plan addresses the specific needs of priority populations within Corangamite Shire including people with a disability. To download a copy of the Plan, click on the image.
The Corangamite Shire is an affiliate of the Companion Card scheme. Companion cards are available for people with a disability who require a companion to enable them to access community activities.
For more information visit www.companioncard.org.au
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. Download our flier for more information.
National Relay Service (NRS)
Council's commitment to access and inclusion means making sure that people with disability can take part in our consultations and be kept informed of our activities and decisions.
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call through the National Relay Service (NRS):
- TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 5593 7100
- Speak & Listen (speech-to-speech) users can phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 5593 7100
- Internet relay users can connect to the NRS on www.relayservice.com.au then ask for 03 5593 7100
For more information visit www.relayservice.gov.au