Byron Shire Council has a beach wheelchair available for use at Main Beach in Byron Bay and another at Brunswick Heads. Hire of the beach wheelchairs is free.
The Sandcruiser wheelchair is designed to be used on the beach and has large, wide tyres which make light work of loose sand. It has rear wheel steering, which means the chair can pivot easily. It is ideal for people who have mobility limitations.
The Australian Life Guard Service manages hire of the beach wheelchair at Main Beach in Byron Bay. Please see one of the life guards to arrange use during patrol times.
The Brunswick Valley Community Centre manages hire of the beach wheelchair in Brunswick Heads. Loan of the chair must be arranged by telephone at least 24 hours in advance.
Location: Brunswick Valley Community Centre, opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club
Available: Monday to Friday between 8am and 4.30pm (with discretionary room for adjustment by the caretaker, and depending on weather conditions).
Call Brunswick Valley Community Centre: 02 6685 1498.
Weekends and Public Holidays
The Sandcruiser beach wheelchair is available on weekends and some public holidays from the Brunswick Heads SLSC (Summer season and when on duty).
Call the Clubhouse on 02 6685 1273.
Note: Please be aware that the business/services above have generously volunteered to act as caretakers for the beach wheelchair and sometimes may be difficult to contact when they are busy.
Read the User Guide and Conditions of Use(PDF, 107KB)
Call Byron Shire Council on 02 6626 7000 for general enquiries.