Disability Access and Inclusion services

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Accessibility services for everyone

There are an estimated 8,100 people living with a permanent or temporary disability in our Shire, out of a total population of 35,000. Some living with a disability have high-care needs, and may need daily assistance. This vital caring role is often taken on by informal carers.

We provide the services and support for you and your carer so you can experience the many attractions of the Shire.

These services are funded through the State Government's Home and Community Care (HACC) program for people aged 65 and under.

View our home, community, and social support services

 

Are you eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

If you are under the age of 65 you may be able to access the support services of the NDIS.

You can check your eligibility on their website.

Or stay on ours to read more.

 

Accessibility equipment and facilities

To help you live a more manageable and independent lifestyle, there are several useful pieces of equipment available at your disposal.

Marveloo

This portable mobile restroom is available for event hire and stationed at the Andy Arnold Centre in Bacchus Marsh. It has more space and extra features allowing you to experience more festivals.

 

TrailRider

This all-terrain access wheelchair is free to hire from Council. With the aid of 2 others the TrailRider takes you along some of the Shire's more rugged walks!

 

Portable folding ramps

Our portable folding ramps are free to hire for anyone and come in different sizes.

 

Hearing loops

If you have a hearing aid our friendly customer service staff are here to help. Hearing loops are located at the Customer Service reception areas of our Darley and Ballan offices. They are also enabled at the Customer Service reception at the Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh

Last Updated:

Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 18:11