People with disability

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:

  • Improving access to community buildings.
  • Making it easier for people to use our parks, beaches and playgrounds.
  • Creating accessible documents and making information easier to understand. 

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan explains how we work to support people with disability have greater access to information, services and facilities.

We are in the process of developing our plan for 2022 to 2026 with the help of people in our community who live with disability.

We recently closed our All Welcome Community Survey. Thank you to the 148 community members that completed the survey.

We are currently holding in-depth Community Conversations with the 28 people and organisations that registered to take part.

Progress reports

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.

Working group membership is now open and we encourage you to nominate

Nominate now using the the online application form

Provide contact details and outline your experience and knowledge that would be valuable to the group’s work.

Membership runs for a Council term. 

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

 

Disability and Aged Information Service - DAISI

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 info@daisi.asn.au 

Community Transport

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.