Access and Inclusion
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.
Subiaco Community Transport Service
Do you require assistance to access facilities and services in the community? The city's Subiaco Community Transport Service may be just what you need. For further information on this program visit the Sustainable Transports Intitiative page.
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 2017-22 (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, 5.1MB).
Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC)
Calling all access and inclusion champions- Nominations now open!
Are you passionate about improving the accessibility of our community for people with disability? Would you like to ensure an inclusive community where everyone can participate equally? Well, here is your chance.
The city is currently recruiting for people to join the Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC). The DAIC’s role is to advise council and officers on issues pertaining to access and inclusion in the community and to advocate on behalf of people experiencing barriers to community participation. Individuals with an interest in access and inclusion or who work with people with disability are encouraged to apply.
Further details about the DAIC can be found in the terms of reference, available for download below. The committee nomination form is also below.
Nominations close 5pm, Monday 5 February 2018.
For further information and application details visit the city’s website or phone 9237 9304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.