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    Beach Wheelchairs

    A Beach Wheelchair is a wheelchair with soft balloon tyres that roll easily over sand and even into low waves. It can be borrowed for use by a support person for a person aged 5 up with a disability for a great day at the beach with family and friends – and they’re free of charge!

    Beach Wheelchairs are available at Manly Beach, Collaroy Beach, Newport Beach and Bilgola Beach.

    To book, download a Loan Application Form and return it to beachservices@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

    It's best to book a Beach Wheelchair well in advance to ensure it is available. You will receive confirmation of your booking and notification of the availability of a Beach Wheelchair.

    For more information, contact the Beach Services Team on 9942 2354.

    Inclusive Playgrounds

    We have a number of inclusive playgrounds, including two with liberty swings where kids (and adults) in wheelchairs can feel the wind in their hair!

    How to use a Liberty Swing

    • To start the ride, reverse the wheelchair as far as possible into the capsule and apply the brakes or disconnect power.
    • Place the occupant into the seat and fit the seatbelt.
    • Attach the wheel restraint chain to the wheel by passing it through the wheel and pulling it back tight over the hook.
    • Turn the knob clockwise to create additional tension. If the chain is loose, release the knob and pull the chain tighter over the hook. On some wheelchairs you may have to use the steel structure underneath to secure the chair. The seatbelt is located in the box at the back of the capsule.
    • Secure the occupant by using the side support anchor points.
    • Unlock the on/off device using the MLAK key, and lift to release the swing.
    • To push the swing, stand in the area marked to the side of the swing (not the back).
    • Enjoy!

    Download our Liberty Swing brochure

    Resources

    Manly CBD Access Map

    Mobility map (PDF) for people with disabilities, pram, scooter and wheelchair users. Manly CBD Access Map

    Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK)

    The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) has lots of information about the program that allows 24/7 access to accessible public facilities for people with a disability. People with a disability (or written authority) are able to purchase an MLAK key which will open all toilets, playground equipment and other facilities fitted with a lock that uses the special MLAK cylinder. View the criteria and order a key

    National Toilet Map

    The National Toilet Map website shows the location of more than 14,000 public and private public toilet facilities across Australia. Details of toilet facilities can also be found along major travel routes and for shorter journeys. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as location, opening hours, availability of baby change rooms, accessibility for people with disabilities and the details of other nearby toilets. Get information from 1800 990 646 (within Australia) or helpline@toiletmap.gov.au

    WheelEasy

    WheelEasy know access information can be difficult to find, so you may be missing out on lots of things you could be doing, simply because you didn't know they were there. WheelEasy pools all this information in one easy to use mobile friendly site.

    Contact Information

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