We want to make Byron Shire a better place to live or visit for people of all abilities.
We work with people with disability to improve our community. This includes things like:
Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) explains how we work to support people with disability have greater access to information, services and facilities.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022 to 2026 was developed with the help of people in our community who live with disability. Download a copy of the Plan.
Each year we report on what we did to improve access and inclusion for people with disability.
Visit Our progress page to download our latest annual report.
We work alongside the Access Consultative Working Group (ACWG) to improve outcomes for people with disability in our community.
The ACWG assists with the implementation of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan and also provides advice on current and relevant local matters related to disability inclusion in the Byron Shire. It is made up of members of the Byron Shire community with a lived experience of disability as well as individuals that support people with a lived experience of disability.
We seek nominations from interested community members at the start of each Council term.
The ACWG meets bi-monthly.
For those unable to visit the library the Home Library Service maintains a vital connection.
Library staff or volunteers can select reading and audio-visual materials for customers based on their interests and reading preferences. These items are delivered to homes in some areas throughout the region.
For more information about availability and eligibility for this service contact your local library.
We have two beach wheelchairs available for use - one at Main Beach in Byron Bay and the other at Brunswick Heads. Hire of the beach wheelchairs is free.
You can find out more at the Beach Wheelchair website page
To find out where the accessible amenities are located throughout the Shire please visit the National Public Toilet Map website maintained by the Federal Government.
All our accessible amenities are unlocked during daylight hours. After-hours access requires a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) key.
MLAK keys are free and available from our Mullumbimby office. If you need a MLAK key please call us on 02 6626 7000.
DAISI provides information, resources and assistance to a diverse range of people across the Far North Coast of NSW.
Visit the DAISI website, call 1800 800 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tweed Byron and Ballina Community Transport provides a range of transport services to people who live in the Tweed, Byron, and Ballina Shires on the Far North Coast of NSW.
Tweed Byron and Ballina Community Transport is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Contact the office on 1300 875 895 and speak with the team about your transport needs.
Social and Cultural Planning team on 02 6626 7000 or email@example.com
Give us your ideas and help guide decisions about our services and projects. To find out what we are currently working on: