Accessibility and Inclusion
The East Coast of Tasmania welcomes all people. Here on the East Coast of Tasmania we champion diversity, creating an inclusive culture. We aim towards creating a more equitable environment for all.
The East Coast of Tasmania aims to be inclusive to the needs of people with disability. Accessibility is a priority for local councils and tourism operators along the East Coast. Our councils are continually working towards improvements to make travel more accessible to all people who travel to the East Coast of Tassie.
The picturesque town of St Helens has ramps to buildings, multi use paths and accessible toilets as well as the use of one beach wheelchair, contact Break O’day Council at (03)69 767 900 and speak to Jenna Barr or Leah Page for more information in this area.
Further south you will find the friendly seaside village of Bicheno. Bicheno who is known for pristine long white beaches and is proud to have the only accessible beach in Tasmania – Waubs Beach. Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club provides a beach wheelchair for those keen to dip in the crystal blue ocean waters of the East Coast.
To Book the Bicheno beach wheel chair:
1. The wheelchair is owned by SLST and booked via their website here
2. When they receive a booking they will contact us to coordinate facilitating access to the wheelchair
3. Sue Bennet will be our primary contact / liaison for the beach wheelchair
Heading further south along the coast on the Great Eastern Drive you will find the coastal retreat town of Swansea. Swansea has an all abilities swing seat that has high back support and seat belt harness located at Duck Park Swansea. Contact Michelle Parry (03)62579100 for Beach Wheelchair.
Other services that may be helpful:
Trouble hearing? Trouble speaking?
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us via National Relay Service in two steps:
- Click to choose your preferred NRS access point and
- Ask for Break O’Day Council at 03 6376 7900
Visit National Relay Service website for more information.
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Assistance with document formats
If you need help to access a PDF document in a different format please ask us via email [email protected] or phone (03) 6376 7900.
Online conversion services
Adobe Web Based Online Conversion for PDFs to HTML or plain text.
Adobe Email Conversion Service
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