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, cafes and toilets.
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.
Accessible Melbourne ebook by Lonely Planet
Download this free Lonely Planet ebook packed with tips and recommendations for travellers with special needs.
Melbourne mobility map
Download a mobility map of the centre of Melbourne, courtesy of City of Melbourne. The map shows useful accessibility information such as street gradients, toilets, parking and public transport stops.
Accessible outdoor activities
Parks Victoria and some local governments provide all-terrain wheelchairs, or 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. Parks Victoria provides a range of other accessible facilities, including boating aids, beach wheelchairs, a Stairclimber to access Buchan Caves and modified cabin accommodation.
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.
Accessible beaches and sport
The closest accessible beaches to the centre of Melbourne are St Kilda and Port Melbourne beaches, but there are many more across Victoria. AAA Play has compiled an exhaustive list of these as well as places where you can take part in inclusive sports activities.