Changing Places Australia is enabling people across Australia, including the Sunshine Coast with high support, to access their local community, recreational and tourist attractions, parks, community spaces, entertainment and sporting venues.
Changing Places Australia have created larger facilities than standard accessible toilets, with extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with disability and their carers.
Changing Places toilets provide:
a height-adjustable adult-sized change table
a constant-charging ceiling track hoist system
a centrally-located peninsula toilet
circulation spaces as defined in the design specifications
an automatic door with a clear opening of 950mm at a minimum (1100mm for beach and lake locations)
a privacy screen
How to find Changing Places Australia locations
Changing Places Australia has accessible toilets across the whole of Australia. You can easily find your closest Changing Place on their website by typing in your suburb or postcode. Click here to access their locations.
How to access Changing Places Australia facilities?
Many Changing Places require a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) in order to use the facility. MLAKs have been fitted to many Changing Places across Australia, including:
- council municipalities
- sports and entertainment venues
- national parks
- playground equipment – such as Liberty Swings.
The MLAK gives people with disabilities and their carers access to a network of facilities seven days a week, including many Changing Places.
How to get a MLAK for Changing Places?
To see if you are eligible, contact your Support Coordinator to organise, and the cost can be covered under your NDIS funding.
Locations on the Sunshine Coast for accessible Changing Places toilets:
- Australia Zoo
To organise your MLAK key, contact ThumbsUp Support Coordination today!