Access and Inclusion

The Shire of Exmouth values the equal worth of all people and is committed to  promoting and ensuring access and inclusion for the entire community and visitors to Exmouth. Whether it is parents with prams, people with disability or people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the Shire are committed to ensuring equal access and best practice principles apply so that all people can enjoy and participate in our great community.

Universal Access and Inclusion Plan

The 2015-2020 Shire of Exmouth Disability Access and Inclusion Plan is currently under review.

We are seeking feedback from the community on the successes and gaps of the existing plan, as well as investigating the needs of the community for the future, and our 2021-2026 Universal Access and Inclusion Plan.

Our feedback survey is open now, until 5pm on 30 September 2021.

Input from all abilities, carers and service providers is welcomed, including those with temporary injuries, people with prams, those who speak English as a second language and those with wellbeing related illnesses: emotional, mental or physical.

Our next plan will focus on Universal Access for all abilities. The feedback from this survey will be streamlined into themes around which specific strategies will be developed.

The 7 objectives outlined in the plan are set by the WA Disability Services Act (1993) and include goals in the following areas:

  • Events and services
  • Buildings and facilities
  • Information
  • Quality of services
  • Feedback and complaints
  • Public consultation
  • Employment

To provide your feedback now please use the link below or contact Shire of Exmouth’s Community Development unit.

https://bit.ly/3BP8qR0

If you would like to remain part of the consultation for this development of the 2021-2026 Universal Access and Inclusion Plan, please provide your details on the last page of the survey.

Click Here to access the Shire of Exmouth 2015-2020 Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

Advocating for Access and Inclusion

The Shire encourages the community and commercial sectors to provide for the needs of people with disability and can assist with advice or direct you to advisory services on a range of information including accessible building requirements and features, strategy development, web access features and access parking requirements by contacting the Shire on (08) 9949 3000 or info@exmouth.wa.gov.au

To find out information about accessible travel options in Exmouth,  go to the Exmouth Visitor Centre ‘Travelling for People with Disabilities’ section or contact them directly on http://www.ningaloocentre.com.au or 08 9949 1176 and info@exmouthwa.com.au

Accessible Information

The Shire has the responsibility of ensuring the information we provide is accessible to the entire community. Therefore information can be accessed in alternative formats upon request. Please contact the Shire on 08 9949 3021 or info@exmouth.wa.gov.au or in person to access this service.

How to Access a Beach Wheelchair

Head for the water and enjoy a day out at the beach by borrowing one of the community beach wheelchairs. Wheelchairs can be accessed by contacting:

The Exmouth Yacht Club on 9949 1549

Milyering Discovery Centre 08 9949 2808

Disability Parking in Exmouth

The Shire provides ACROD parking bays at:

  • Exmouth Visitors Centre
  • Kennedy St Car Park
  • Car park behind Westpac
  • Shire Office
  • Ross St Mall car park
  • Airport

Support for People with Disability

The Disability Services Commission is a government service which employs Local Area Coordinators to assist people with disabilities to plan, organise and access supports and services which enhance their participation in and contribution to their local community.

For further information, visit the Disability Services Commission website.

Rights for People with Disability

The Australian Human Rights Commission leads the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to stop disability discrimination. The act promotes equal rights and opportunity and access for people with disabilities.

Complaints about discrimination and breaches of human rights can be made by visiting the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

People With Disabilities (WA) Inc. represents and speaks for the rights and equal treatment of all Western Australians with a disability. Visit their website for more information.