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Disability Services

The City of Bayswater is committed to working toward equity for all members of our community, including people with disability, their family members and carers.

ACROD Parking Program

The ACROD Parking Program supports Western Australians with severe walking restrictions.
To read more about this program, including eligibility requirements, please visit www.acrod.org.au or call 9242 5544.

Access and Inclusion Feedback

We welcome your feedback to help us ensure people with disability have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the City of Bayswater.

Please provide your feedback in the text box below if you have identified an access barrier relating to:

  • Services and events
  • Buildings or other infrastructure (eg. footpaths)
  • Information (eg. difficulty receiving and reading information such as pamphlets and minutes, etc.)
  • Customer service
  • Complaint mechanisms
  • Public consultations
  • Employment.

Access and Inclusion Feedback

Please contact us at mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au, call 9272 0622 or use the Local Eye app to provide feedback.

Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC)

The City's Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC) makes recommendations on the implementation of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, the Age Friendly Strategy and other related City plans and strategies.

The Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (CAIAC) considers and makes recommendations on the implementation of the City's:

  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)
  • Age Friendly Strategy
  • Other City plans and strategies with a focus on community access and inclusion.

The CAIAC ensures all members of the community regardless of their race, disability, age, religion or education level have access to all Council services, information and facilities in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

This is a new advisory committee recently initiated by Council to broaden the scope of the previous Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Advisory Committee. The committee will provide a focus on a broader range of strategic access and inclusion matters (covering people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities). This reflects recent trends in the community and disability sectors.

The City's access and inclusion plans and strategies have a focus on:

  • Internal changes within the organisation - initiatives such as cultural or disability awareness training for staff, increasing workforce diversity and ensuring City services/programs are accessible and inclusive for all
  • Programs delivered to the community - accessible events, schemes and initiatives
  • Advocacy for access and inclusion across the community and to all tiers of government.

Community Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee - Terms of Reference

For more information on the CAIAC, please contact the Community Development team on (08) 9272 0658.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP)

All State and Local Government Authorities in Australia are required to implement a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. This is to ensure people with a disability have equal access to functions, facilities, services and information provided by the Authority.    

If you would like to know more, please read the City's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

Employment Opportunities, Work Experience and Student Placements

The City of Bayswater is an equal opportunity employer.

For current employment opportunities, please refer to the City's Employment and Careers page.

For work experience and student placement queries, please contact the City's People, Culture and Safety department on (08) 9272 0622.

Have a Go Day

'Have a Go Day' is an award-winning annual event in the City of Bayswater that celebrates social inclusion and connects residents to community groups and clubs. The event features cultural, leisure and recreation activities, music, sport, arts, entertainment, food stalls, prizes and much more.

Have a Go Day 2019 was held on Sunday 14 April and was a huge success. The City would like to thank all those involved in the planning and delivery of the event.

For any queries relating to Have a Go Day, email inclusion@bayswater.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9272 0658.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide reasonable and necessary support for Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability.

For more information visit the official NDIS website, or telephone 1800 800 110.

Recharge Scheme

The Recharge Scheme ensures people using gophers, scooters and electric wheelchairs within the City have access to recharge facilities.

People with electric mobility devices can park next to a designated recharge point and recharge their vehicle at no cost.

The City is an affiliate of the Recharge Scheme Australia, which lists the location of all recharge points on its webpage http://www.rechargescheme.org.au

Recharge points are installed at the following City of Bayswater facilities:

  • The RISE - 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
  • Bayswater Public Library - 25 King William Street, Bayswater
  • Bayswater Waves - Cnr Broun Avenue and Priestly Street, Embleton
  • City of Bayswater Civic Centre - 61 Broun Avenue, Morley.

If you have any queries, please contact the City on (08) 9272 0658.

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