The Yarra Centre Accessibility
The Yarra Centre actively welcomes and supports people with a disability and of diversity in our community. The Yarra Centre is accessible with ramps, railings and convenient parking.
The Yarra Centre is affiliated with the Companion Card Program.
The Companion Card Program provides admission at no cost to only an attendant carer(s) and only when supporting a person with a disability to access the centre's programs and/or services.
Council has four accessible change rooms for people with severe and profound disabilities at Lillydale Lake, Monbulk Aquatic Centre, the Yarra Centre and Yarra Glen, as part of the Changing Places program.
The Changing Places movement began in the United Kingdom and involved work from a strong advocacy group to develop accessible toilet facilities for people with severe physical, multiple or intellectual disabilities.
Changing Places Accessible Toilet
Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets.
They have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with severe and profound disabilities.
Changing Places toilets provide:
- an height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
- a ceiling hoist to help lift the person out of their wheelchair and onto change table or toilet
- a spacious area for carer and person with a disability
- a safe and clean environment
You will need to bring your own sling.