Accessible Facilities

Accessible Toilets and Change Rooms

To locate public toilets in Frankston City visit My Address or to locate public toilets Australia wide visit The National Public Toilet Map.

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets. They have extra features and more space to meet special needs, including:

  • A height adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • A tracking hoist system
  • A peninsula toilet
  • Additional space
  • Safe and clean environment

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Changing Places locations in Frankston City: 

George Pentland Botanic Gardens

Frankston City Council in partnership with local disability service PAST (now MiLife Victoria) built an accredited Changing Places toilet located at George Pentland Botanic Gardens on the corner of Foot and William Street, Frankston (at the Foot Street end of the gardens).

  • These facilities are available: 7am - 9pm November to March and 7am - 6pm April to October
  • To access the Changing Places toilet customers require an MLAK key. 
  • Users need to bring their own sling for the hoist.
  • Also available at this site are 2 unisex fully-accessible toilets with baby change table, separate male and female toilet and shower.

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)

PARC offers highly accessible facilities for all abilities including a ramp, beach and pool hoist access to all pools; disabled change rooms; and overhead hoist facilities and elevator access to the gym and all group exercise studios. PARC was awarded the Victorian Government Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Space Infrastructure Award

The Changing Places rooms at PARC are available to customers using their facilities during business hours.

For more information visit https://parcfrankston.com.au/ or call 9781 8444

Liberty Swing

A Liberty Swing is a device that allows people with mobility difficulties or using wheelchairs to enjoy the excitement of swinging.  The Frankston Liberty swing was one of the first installed in south-east Melbourne. This Australian designed and manufactured swing was proudly funded by Rotary Club of Frankston, Frankston City Council and the Variety Club.

Liberty Swing

Location and Access

Location: Frankston Waterfront Regional Playground Frankston Waterfront, Pier Promenade, Frankston

Access:
Community members wishing to use the Liberty Swing require a MLAK key.  Community members can bring their own MLAK or borrow a key from the Frankston Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront.

Beach Wheelchair

Frankston City Council have a Beach Wheelchair available to hire for free at the Frankston Visitor Information Centre on the Frankston Foreshore. This specially designed wheelchair enables customers to go the beach and into shallow water.  

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Booking information

Booking information

  • The beach wheelchair is available for free hire within their opening hours (visit the FVIC website for current hours of operation). 
  • To book the Beech Wheelchair phone 1300 322 842
  • Photo identification is required and a loan agreement form must be completed
  • A second person MUST accompany the user. A third person is recommended if using the chair in shallow water.
  • There are two types of wheels available, regular tyres (best if staying on the boardwalk) and the balloon wheels pictured below for sand

MLAK Key

How do I get an MLAK Key?

An MLAK keys can be borrowed, upon presentation of photo ID from the Frankston Visitor Information Centre or contacting 1300 322 842 for use of the Liberty Swing at Frankton Foreshore.

OR

To be eligible for your own MLAK key you must have a disability validated by a letter from: 

  • A doctor
  • A disability organisation
  • A community health centre
  • A letter from your local Council if you have already been granted a Disability Parking Permit

Presentation of this letter at locksmiths who are registered with the Master Locksmith Association and payment of a small cost will enable you to obtain a key which will belong to you permanently. It will enable you to any facility in Australia fitted with MLAK locks.

To find a Master Locksmiths Association of Australia locksmith phone 1800 810 698 or visit https://masterlocksmiths.com.au/mlak/

Recharging Points

The RECHARGE Scheme is a partnership between local businesses, community organisations and Frankston City Council, which enables community members to recharge their electric wheelchair or scooter battery if required.

The RECHARGE scheme operates across Frankston Central Activity District, Karingal, Frankston South and Seaford.

Recharge stickers are placed on the front door or window of the participating businesses and agencies, so the community can easily identify organisations affiliated with the scheme. RECHARGE stickers are also placed above or near power points for people to quickly ascertain which power point has been designated for use.

For more information visit https://www.rechargescheme.org.au/

RECHARGE Locations

Frankston Including Central Activities Area (CAA)

  • Bayside Shopping Centre Beach Street - Level 1: Near Gloria Jeans - Ground Floor: Near BB's Café
  • Cube 37 - 27-37 Davey Street (Next to the Arts Centre)
  • Frankston City Council - Civic Centre - 30 Davey Street
  • Frankston Art Centre - 27-37 Davey Street
  • Frankston Hospital - Peninsula Health, Hastings Road
  • Frankston Integrated Health Centre - Peninsula Health, Hastings Road
  • Frankston Library - 60 Playne Street
  • Frankston Visitor Information Centre - 7N Pier Promenade
  • Monash University - McMahons Road, Building A, U & L
  • Orwil Street Community House - 16 Orwil Street  

Karingal

  • Karingal PLACE 103 Ashleigh Avenue

Frankston South

  • Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre 125 Golf Links Road  

Seaford

  • Frankston City Council - Seaford Community and Customer Service Centre 1/6 Broughton Street    

Wheelchair Accessible BBQs and Picnic Tables

Wheelchair friendly barbeques and picnic tables are available at Frankston Waterfront Reserve next to the Liberty Swing and playground.

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Frankston Arts Centre & Cube 37

Frankston Arts Centre want Every Body to access the arts and is an inclusive venue welcoming people of all ages, abilities and circumstances.

More information

  • Accessible Parking Bays and driveway drop off point
  • Gender neutral accessible toilet facilities and baby change areas
  • Wheelchair accessible theatre: Please inform box office or your requirements when booking.
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing:  Audio Assistance Receivers are available for loan and selected performances are Auslan signed and live captioned.
  • Blind/Low Vision: Audio description and tactile tours are available at selected performances.
  • Autism and Sensory Concerns: Social Stories are available to help you prepare for your visit and Relaxed Performances are available at selected shows.
  • Assistance Animals are permitted: Please advise box office when booking your ticket to ensure your seat has appropriate space for your assistance animal.
  • Arts Access Classes and Workshops
  • Companion Card Holders are eligible for a complimentary ticket to events and performances.  Contact the box office of bookings For more information on companion cards visit https://www.companioncard.vic.gov.au/
  • Interpreter Assistance: should you require an interpret please contact 131 450
  • Ticket Subsidy Scheme: Frankston Arts Centre aims to ensure that everyone within the Frankston community and beyond has the opportunity to enjoy and participate in the arts. 

The Ticket Subsidy Scheme assists people in financial hardship to attend performances by offering tickets to selected events at a lower cost than the advertised concession price.

To apply for Subsidised Tickets, please fill out a Subsidised Tickets Application Form.

For more information on Accessibility at Frankston Arts Centre visit https://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Plan-Your-Visit/Accessibility or call 03 9784 1060

Social Story - Frankston Arts Centre Theatre

 

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Social Story – A visit to Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre 

 

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Frankston City Libraries

Frankston City Libraries have branches in Frankston, Carrum Downs and Seaford.  There are smaller collections at Langwarrin Council Customer Service Centre, Karingal PLACE, Frankston North Community Centre and Frankston South Community Centre.  A Home Library Service is also available for those unable to visit the library to borrow.

More information

Membership of Frankston City Libraries is free and provides access to:

  • A large catalogue of books (including accessible Large Print and Audio books)  CDs, DVDs and magazines.
  • Digital Resources: e-books, e-audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, music, film streaming, databases, online tutorials and learning support.
  • Newspapers are also available to read in the library
  • On site computers (bookings suggested) with printing and scanning facilities
  • No late fines

The library is a great space to visit and spend time.  There is comfortable seating and lots of people to talk to. Free access to Wi-Fi is available at Frankston, Carrum Downs and Seaford libraries.  A range of free events and school holiday activities are also on offer to the public.

For more information visit https://library.frankston.vic.gov.au/Home or call 9784 1020

Vision Australia - Library

People who are blind, have low vision or have a print disability may also be interested in joining Vision Australia Library which provides access to  audio books, magazines newspapers and podcasts as well as thousands of braille and e-braille titles and music braille pieces.  For more information visit  https://visionaustralia.org/services/library or call 1300 654 656

Frankston City Libraries Adult Social Stories

Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC)

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston won Victorian Government Inclusive Sport, Recreation or Open Space Infrastructure Award

  • Facility and Pool Access: Ramps and wide entry lanes to access our centre and pool area.  Warm water pool can be accessed by a battery operated hoist.  5 Aquatic wheelchairs are available.
  • Health Club:  Customised programs available for all abilities.  The Health club is accessible via a lift and has an accessible change room with ceiling hoist.  The Gym floor has a wide entry option and features  pieces of pin loaded accessible strength machines, arm urgo for individuals in a wheelchair and ample space between for ease of access.
  • Swim Lessons: Access and Inclusion Program is available for children with varying needs that require 1:1 instruction.
  • Change Facilities:   4 large private lockable rooms that include a toilet with support rails and three of those also include ceiling hoists and hydraulic shower trollies.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi available at Frankston Visitor Information Centre and Frankston, Carrum Downs and Seaford libraries