Disability access

Disabled Parking Application

A disability parking permit is available for drivers and passengers living in the Corangamite Shire with a permanent or temporary disability.

Eligibility

The decision to grant a disability parking permit, and the type of permit, will be based on the Doctor's assessment and VicRoads Guidelines.

Temporary permits are available to persons who may be disabled or incapacitated for greater than 6 months.  A permit will not be issued if your temporary disability is likely to last less than 6 months.

How to Apply

You can download a permit application below, call into our offices and obtain one or you can call 03 5593 7100 and one will be mailed out to you. A fee applies for the permit.

Please ensure you complete and sign page 1 and your doctor completes and signs page 2 of the form before you lodge it along with payment.

Permit Renewal

A renewal form will be sent out prior to the expiry of current permits and must be completed and returned with payment for a renewal to be issued.

If you are moving to a new municipality you will need to re-apply for a permit in the new council area.

Lost Permits

If you have lost your current permit contact our offices on 03 5593 7100 to organise for a replacement. A fee applies for the permit to be re-issued.

Travelling Interstate

Permits are recognised throughout Australia, however parking concessions may be different in other States/Territories therefore you should check conditions before travelling.

Organisations

Organisations that transport people with a disability should complete and submit the Disability Parking Permit Application Organisation form below.

Application forms:

Individual(PDF, 38KB)

Organisation(PDF, 34KB)

Corangamite Shire Access Guide 

The Corangamite Shire Access Guide provides information on the accessible features located in the towns of the Corangamite Shire. Features include accessible toilets and parking. 

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12 Apostles Accessibility Guide

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The 12 Apostles Accessibility Guide provides information on the accessible features located at the 12 Apostles and surrounding area. Features include accessible toilets, parking, accommodation and tourist locations.

 

 

 

 

One & All Inclusive Events Program

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A One & All Inclusive Event is an event endorsed by the Rural Access program. Criteria are based on event planning, ease of access to the festival/event, ease of movement around the festival/event, signage, toilets and other facilities, and promotion of improved access to patrons.

 

Access for All Abilities

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.

AAA Play is a free information and referral service. Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the range of sports and active recreation activities close to your home for people of all abilities.

AAA Play
Ph: 1800 222 842
Email: request@aaavic.org.au

 

 

Scooter Recharge Scheme

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The Scooter Recharge Scheme provides power points for emergency charging of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. Recharge stickers are displayed on the windows of the participating businesses so you can easily find them.  There are also recharge stickers placed above or near power points so you can quickly locate which power point has been designated for you to use.

Recharge points are provided as a community service and the operation of the recharge facility and security of mobility aids remains the user's responsibility.

Click here to download the brochure.(PDF, 787KB)

 

Welcoming Business Program

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A ‘Welcoming Business’ is a business endorsed by Corangamite Shire’s Rural Access Program. To receive Welcoming Business endorsement, the business must satisfy a set of minimum standards relating to physical access, communication and customer service.

 

 

Portable Accessible Toilet

portable-accessible-toilets.pngA portable accessible toilet is available for hire for community events.

 

Download the booking form here(PDF, 46KB)

 

Assistive Equipment

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Additional assistive equipment is available for hire from Council for community events. Equipment includes portable access ramps, assistive hearing equipment and signage. Please contact the Rural Access Project Officer for further information.

 

 

Health & Wellbeing Plan

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The Corangamite Shire Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 provides a strategic framework for addressing some of the key health and wellbeing issues that have been identified by our community. The Plan addresses the specific needs of priority populations within Corangamite Shire including people with a disability. 

 

 

 

Companion Card

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The Corangamite Shire is an affiliate of the Companion Card scheme. Companion cards are available for people with a disability who require a companion to enable them to access community activities.

For more information visit www.companioncard.org.au

 

Concession Cards

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Further information is available about a range of concession cards available to the community including the Carers Card, Companion Card, Seniors Card and Can’t Wait Card. 

Download our flier for more information.

 

 

National Relay Service (NRS)

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Council's commitment to access and inclusion means making sure that people with disability can take part in our consultations and be kept informed of our activities and decisions.
If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call through the National Relay Service (NRS):

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 03 5593 7100
  • Speak & Listen (speech-to-speech) users can phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 5593 7100
  • Internet relay users can connect to the NRS on www.relayservice.com.au then ask for 03 5593 7100

For more information visit www.relayservice.gov.au