Melbourne is one of Australia's oldest cities but accessibility for people with special mobility needs is improving all the time. Find out about accessible accommodation, activities and attractions and the best ways to get around in Melbourne and Victoria.
Travellers Aid provides travel-related support and aid including accessible toilet, shower and change amenities, equipment loan and a rest area. It provides advice and assistance to older and frail people, and people with disabilities to ensure safe passage. Travellers Aid are located at City Village on Bourke Street, and at Southern Cross and Flinders Street Stations. Bookings are essential.
Find details about Melbourne's accessible venues, services and facilities, including restaurants, bars and cafes.
Getting around Melbourne
The City of Melbourne can help you find out about accessible parking, public transport, taxis and vehicle hire and getting mobile on Melbourne's footpaths.
The City of Melbourne provides downloadable mobility maps for the city centre, Docklands precinct and Melbourne's entertainment and sports precinct.
All terrain wheelchairs
Parks Victoria and some local governments provide all terrain wheelchairs - TrailRiders - in several parks and some towns for visitors to explore the great outdoors. Chairs are suited for sandy and semi rough tracks, trails and beaches.
Arts Access Victoria
Arts Access Victoria provides access, engagement and professional development in the arts and cultural life across Victoria for people with a disability.
Australia for all
Australia for all provides an online one stop shop for accessible tourism in Australia, including accommodation, attractions and restaurants.
Nican is a national online resource for recreation and tourism (including accommodation) in Australia.
Accessible Melbourne e-book by Lonely Planet
Download this free Lonely Planet ebook packed with tips and recommendations for travellers with special needs.