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The Wollongong Region welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty our region has to offer. For those who require
extra assistance when it comes to accessibility – Wollongong offers a range of
services including accessible accommodation, attractions, eateries, parking and public transport.

 

Wollongong City Council has produced a Disability Access Guide which outlines a variety of services and facilities for people with a disability – you can view the full guide here and we’ve included snapshot of accessible Tourism in the Illawarra below.

 

If you need help or more information on Council’s Disability Guide, please email or call
on (02) 4227 7111.

 

Council is part of the NSW Companion Card program*. Show your Companion Card at our swimming pools, leisure centres, cultural
events or festivals to get a free second ticket for your companion.

 

* Companion card: The NSW Companion Card program is for people with significant and permanent disability who have a lifelong need for a high level of care to participate in community events and activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer
free entry into participating venues and events. 

Recreation and leisure

 

Accessible public swimming pools

These swimming pools have features to support people with mobility difficulties:

 

Wollongong Continental Pool – ramp and hoist access
Port Kembla Pool – ramp access
Beaton Park Indoor Pool – hoist access
Corrimal Pool – hoist access
Dapto Pool – access platform

 

All of these pools have accessible parking spaces, toilets and easy access change rooms. See the Pools page for location details and hours.

 

Beach and Foreshore Access

 

Council has adopted a Beach and Foreshore Access Strategy for 2019 to 2028, which will support people with disability access our beaches and foreshore areas.

 

They also have beach-friendly amphibious wheelchairs available at Stanwell Park, Thirroul, City Beach and Port Kembla beaches. These wheelchairs can be used during patrol hours. People using amphibious wheelchairs must be accompanied by a carer. To book, please call:

 

Stanwell Park Beach: 02 4294 2973
Thirroul Beach: 02 4267 3843
City Beach: 02 4225 8293
Port Kembla Beach/Pool: 02 4274 1232

 

Council has also rolled out beach matting at Thirroul and Austinmer beaches to help people with disability, limited mobility
or prams enjoy the beach.