Access and Inclusion Plan

The City of Armadale's Access and Inclusion Plan 2021-2026 (AIP) seeks to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability to local facilities, services and community life. Local Governments are required to have an AIP and review it every five years in accordance with the Disability Services Act (1993) which was amended in 2004 to include this requirement.

This Plan is available in alternative formats on request including electronically by email or through the website, audio format, hard copy, large print and braille.

Access and Inclusion Reference Group

The City has established an Access and Inclusion Reference Group to provide advice on a range of issues which affect the quality of life for people with 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 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 Access and Inclusion Reference Group comprises City staff and community representatives, including sector organisations and those whose lives are impacted by access issues.

The City is currently seeking applications from community members who are interested. If you are interested in representation on the Access and Inclusion Reference Group, please complete and return the form below by 4:30pm Friday 3 May 2024.


Access and Inclusion Network

The City established an Access and Inclusion Network to improve collaboration between organisations and encourage partnerships within the Disability, Access and Inclusion sector, increase and improve participatory opportunities for people with disability and enhance promotion and communication avenues available to members.

The Network welcomes service providers, people with disability, their families and carers, and those who have an interest in the sector.  Network meetings are held bi-monthly and Info-Blast emails are sent out to members advising of any upcoming events and information deemed relevant to the Sector and members on a regular basis.  Members are also invited to register their interest in being a guest speaker at the meetings, to outline any projects or services their organisations offer.

If you are interested in joining the Access and Inclusion Network, please contact a Community Development Officer at or phone 9394 5000.

Accessible community venues and facilities

The City provides a range of features and services to assist people with disability.


The City of Armadale Library has a desktop magnifier that allows people with difficulty reading small and normal print sizes to magnify text to larger sizes. 

The brightness can be adjusted and text can be converted to colour or white on a black background.

Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre 

The Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre provides:

  • 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


  • Don Simmons Park, Armadale: Full rubber softfall surface, birds nest swing
  • Lions Park, Armadale: Accessible swing, small race track, jungle drums and toilets
  • Memorial Park, Armadale: Accessible swing, small race track, jungle drums and toilets


  • 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

Piara Waters

  • 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

Accessible website enhancements

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 utilise 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 If you would prefer to send your comments in writing you can send them to:

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Accessible 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 or by calling 13 62 13.

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. 

Visit the Community Directory.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 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, visit the NDIS website

Page Last Reviewed 18 April 2024