For people with disability
Just like everyone else, people with disability have abilities, aspirations and contributions to make to their local communities. Relationships with friends, family and loved ones, as well as opportunities to try new things and get out and about in the community, are all part of having a good life.
Government subsidised programs such as Home and Community Care (HACC), and the WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) are delivered by a variety of service providers to support eligible city residents to remain in their own homes. The Disability Services Commission and NDIS websites can provide you with relevant information.
Access and inclusion
The City of Subiaco is working at improving the accessibility and inclusiveness of all aspects of city functions. This includes physical access, as well as enhancing the inclusiveness of every service the city provides.
Visiting the city
The 'You're Welcome' initiative is a website that provides information on the accessibility of different venues and businesses throughout the City of Subiaco. Every effort is made to update the website and add new locations as they arise. To find out about the accessibility of a place, please visit the Access WA website.
Disability services and activities
For events and programs in the City of Subiaco, please see our events calendar, or read Subiaco Scene (in the Post newspaper) and Talk about Subi or subscribe to Subiaco snapshot. When making an RSVP to events and activities, please indicate if you have any specific access requirements, such as accessible parking, or require an Auslan interpreter or audio loop etc to ensure city staff can best support you at the event.
Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2012-17 (DAIP)
The city is required by legislation to develop a plan and act on the recommendations to improve the inclusiveness and accessibility of every service the City of Subiaco provides for the community, residents and visitors alike. Read the DAIP (PDF, 474KB).
Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC)
The DAIC consists of people with disability, community members with an interest and/or expertise in disability issues, service providers and elected members. The role of the DAIC is to advise the council on issues pertaining to disability in the community. Anyone can nominate to be a member of the committee and from time to time, there will be advertisements asking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact the city at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line 'Attention DAIC'.
Summary of Disability Access Laws, Regulations, Standards and Guidelines
This document has been developed to provide prospective builders and developers with information regarding
state and national regulations pertaining to disability access. The document has been created as a guide and
is not a requirement for a planning application within the City of Subiaco. However, mandatory requirements
still apply to any development. References to legislation and Australian Standards are provided for the
information of the applicant.
Download the Summary of Disability Access Laws, Regulations, Standards and Guidelines (PDF, 941KB)
The City of Subiaco is proud to be the first local government to introduce the 'Recharge Scheme' in Western Australia. The Recharge Scheme was initially developed by metropolitan and rural access workers in Victoria and is now rapidly expanding to other areas across Australia.
The scheme provides community members with the option of charging their motorised mobility devices, such as scooters and electronic wheelchairs, at community venues, local businesses and city-owned buildings identified as ‘recharge points’.
The city is a recognised Recharge partner and recharge points are being set up at various locations around the city. The city will work closely with businesses to ensure the designated areas meets the appropriate safety and access requirements. Recharge points in the City of Subiaco are as follows:
- Dôme Café, 26 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Subiaco Library, 237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Warehouse Café, 221 Onslow Road, Shenton Park
- Earthwise, 315 Bagot Road, Subiaco
- Lords Recreation Centre, 3 Price Street, Subiaco
Recharge point stickers are displayed on the windows of participating businesses, as well as above or near the designated power points for easy identification. If you are interested in your business becoming a recharge point, please contact the city on 9237 9222
For more information about the Recharge Scheme, please visit the website.