Access and inclusion (disability)

The City of Fremantle encourages diversity and is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive and welcoming community for people of all ages and abilities.

We are committed to making continual improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members – including those who have a disability.

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2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan

We have reviewed the 2011-2015 City of Fremantle Disability Access and Inclusion Plan and consulted with residents, visitors and staff about access and inclusion in the City.

The City of Fremantle's 2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan  has now been adopted by council and endorsed by Disability Services Commission. A Summary of the 2016-2020 Access and Inclusion Plan and an implementation plan have also been developed.

The plan outlines a strategic approach to improve access and inclusion for people with disability over the next five years. The actions of this plan will also benefit seniors, people with temporary injuries and parents with young children in prams

  

Auslan Interpreters for ANZAC Day

For the first time, the City will be providing Auslan interpreters at the ANZAC Services and Closing Ceremony in Fremantle on 25 April 2016!

Auslan interpreters will be provided at the following:

  • Dawn Service, 5.50 am at Fremantle War Memorial, Monument Hill
  • North Fremantle Service, 9.00 am at Fallen Soldier Memorial, Cnr Queen Victoria Street and Harvest Road, North Fremantle
  • ANZAC Day Parade and Closing Ceromony, 10.15 am from Esplanade Reserve

Please see the ANZAC Day brochure for more information.

Access all Arts: Access and Audio Description Tours

DADAA has launched its Access All Arts program for 2016! The exciting program of Audio Description and Access Tours increase access to arts and cultural activities for people who are blind, vision impaired or deafblind.

Some of Perth's major theatres and biggest events  will be covered, including these shows in Fremantle:

  • The Little Prince at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: 14 April 2016.
  • SPLAT! (Children’s Puppet Show) at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: 7 July 2016.
  • Fremantle Festival Parade: Date TBC (FREE event).
  • View the full program and find out how to book on the DADAA website

Beach Wheelchairs

 

The City has two beach wheelchairs available for free hire throughout the year – one at South Beach, South Fremantle and one at Bathers Beach. Both wheelchairs can currently be booked in advance or at the time if it is available for use. For more information view the flyers here.

South Beach wheelchair

For more information, call the City of Fremantle on 9432 9999 or TTY 08 9432 9777 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

Use the online booking form or download the print version to complete and mail or email to the City.

Head to South Beach Café with photo ID to collect the keys for the wheelchair – Ocean Rd, South Fremantle.

Bathers Beach wheelchair

To book contact Shipwreck galleries on 9431 8469 or email reception@museum.wa.gov.au.

Head to Shipwreck Galleries with photo ID to collect the keys and wheelchair – Cliff St, Fremantle.

Disabled Surfers Association also have a beach wheelchair at Leighton Beach, North Fremantle that can be used by the public. For more information, call Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club on 9335 4359, email fmslsc@fremantlesurfclub.com.au or visit them at 20 Leighton Beach Blvd, North Fremantle.

Disabled Surfers Association

It was a great summer with Disabled Surfers Association Perth running four Lets Go Surfing day’s at Leighton Beach, North Fremantle! Don’t worry if you missed out, there will be more fun next summer for participants and volunteers.
For more information phone Bruce on 0408 552 071 visit the Disabled Surfers Association website or facebook

Disability Awareness Week in Fremantle

Thanks for everyone who participated in the City’s Disability Awareness Week! A special mention goes to the colourful TRU Kolors dance group who entertained us in Kings Square and the Aboriginal artists Greg Barr, Brooke Mathew and Kerina White who displayed their works at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre for visitors to enjoy.

Contact 

Access and Inclusion (Disability) Officer
Town Hall Centre
8 William Street, Fremantle
T 08 9432 9999
TTY 08 9432 9777
E info@fremantle.wa.gov.au