People with a Disability

People with a Disability

​Accessibility Features

The City has committed to creating an accessible website based around the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).  It is a priority for the City of Armadale that the content on this site is accessible for as many people who use assistive technology.

Accessible features include adjustable background contrast and text size options.  These functions are available at the top of each page and can be adjusted accordingly. For those with vision impairment, uploaded documents to our website are in PDF format and have the ability to utilitse the Read Out Loud functionality.

We are committed to working with people living with a disability to access the support they need to lead healthy lives – a key element in the City’s Strategic Plan. 

If you have any problems accessing the content on this website, please let us know by sending an email to info@armadale.wa.gov.au. If you would prefer to send your comments in writing you can send them to:

City of Armadale
Locked Bag 2
ARMADALE  WA  6992

Local Service Providers

There are a range of government and non-government agencies providing services and support to people within the City of Armadale living with a disability.  The City has made every endeavour to capture the full range of service providers, although we do encourage you to contact the City’s Community Development team should you be aware of a service availability that is not recorded on this page. 

List of Service Providers

Accessibility in Armadale

  • Libraries including accessible equiment available
  • Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre 
    • Ceiling mounted hoist in the Changing Places change room
    • Seven universal access toilets with showers and two without
    • Ramp access in the Program Pool - indoor 25m and outdoor 50m pool
    • Two Aquatic wheelchairs available
    • Concession rates available for casual and annual entry passes
    • Companion card holders entry is free of charge
    • 1:1 special needs private lessons available

Parks and Playgrounds with Accessible Features   

Lions Park, Armadale

  • Accessible swing
  • Small race track
  • Jungle drums and toilets                              

Memorial Park, Armadale

  • Accessible swing
  • Small race track
  • Jungle drums and toilets

Don Simmons Park, Armadale

  • Full rubber softfall surface
  • Birds nest swing

Benbeculla Park, Bedfordale

  • All abilities swing with rubber softfall access

Rossiter Playing Field, Harrisdale

  • Wheelchair accessible BBQ
  • Accessible ramp up to play structure
  • Rubber softfall to accessible swing
  • Wheelchair accessible sand table
  • Tee-pee 
  • Wide slide

Reg Williams, Hilbert

  • Full rubber softfall surface

Creyk Park, Kelmscott

  • Full rubber softfall surface 

Frye Park, Kelmscott

  • Fenced
  • Rubber softfall surface, limited accessible play
  • Accessible picnic table

Jim and Alma Baker Park, Piara Waters

  • Rubber softfall surface, limited accessible play. Panel play only.

Borrello Park, Roleystone

  • Toilet
  • Ramp up to the play structure- limited play at the top of the structure for mobility constrained people.

Bernice Hargrave Park, Westfield

  • Small race track with signage

Transport

Free or discounted public transport is available to those on an Aged Pension, Carer Pension or Disability Support Pension through Transperth’s SmartRider ticket option.

With your Carer, Aged and Disability Support Pensioner SmartRider you will be able to travel for free at the following times:

  • From first service until 6am
  • From 9am until 3.30pm
  • From 7pm until last service
  • All day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
  • Concession fares at other times.

With your Carer, Aged and Disability Support Pensioner SmartRider you will be able to travel at a concession rate between 6 and 9am or 3.30 and 7pm.

Further information on how to obtain a SmartRider can be found on Transperth’s website www.transperth.wa.gov.au or by calling 13 62 13.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provides support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. The NDIS aims to provide all Australians under the age of 65 living with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. The NDIS is being implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

For more information, please see the fact sheets below, or visit www.ndis.gov.au

Preparing for the NDIS in WA (PDF,189KB)

NDIS Roll Out Schedule WA (PDF, 413KB)

NDIS Update for WA (PDF, 326KB)

City of Armadale Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

The City of Armadale's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2021 (DAIP) seeks to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability to local facilities, services and community life. Local Governments are required to have a DAIP and review it every five years in accordance with the Disability Services Act (1993) which was amended in 2004 to include this requirement.

A review of the City’s DAIP was undertaken in 2016 in consultation with the key disability advocates and in line with requirements determined by the Disability Services Commission of WA. Following a public comment period, the City’s revised DAIP was endorsed by Council and forwarded for approval by the Disability Services Commission of WA.

Download a copy of the City of Armadale’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (PDF, 456KB)

Disability Access and Inclusion Reference Group

The City has established a Disability Access and Inclusion Reference Group to provide advice on a range of issues which affect the quality of life for people with a disability who live or work in the City of Armadale. The group’s key objectives are:

  • To be proactive in monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the City of Armadale Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
  • To provide advice regarding strategies for effective consultation and collaboration with the community.
  • To provide representative input/advice on items referred to the group by City of Armadale staff.
  • To provide representation on working parties as required.
  • To promote a positive image of people with disability within the City of Armadale.

The team is composed of City staff, community representatives including sector community organisations and those whose lives are impacted by access issues.

If you are interested in joining the Disability, Access and Inclusion Reference Group please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

If you would like further information call (08) 9394 5642 to speak with the Community Development tea,or email info@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Click here for answers to FAQs for seniors and people with a disability.