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Access and Inclusion

The Council's Disability Inclusion Action Planning (DIAP) demonstrates a practical commitment to reducing barriers for people with disabilities to access, and to facilitating inclusion and participation across the built, economic, social and natural environments of the Byron Shire while providing strategic direction for Council.

Byron Shire Council would like to promote and enhance the accessibility of key townships across the Shire to local residents and tourists with mobility issues. This includes information on mobility maps, accessible transport and parking.

Everyone enjoys going to a good event – Byron shire council has a range of resources that could help make your event accessible.

Council wants small business and retailers in Byron Shire to be more accessible for people with a disability, older people, people with prams and small children. To meet this goal, the "Good Access is Good Business" guide was developed.

The Companion Card allows people with a significant and permanent disability, and who require a carer, to participate in community activities and events without discrimination. The card holder presents their card at participating affiliate organisations to purchase a ticket or pay an entry fee and receive a ticket for their companion at no extra charge.

Other useful links to Aged and Disability services can be found here.