People with a Disability

The City of Armadale supports the delivery of services by local agencies and organisations to people with a disability, carers and families. The City is committed to building a community that is inclusive of all people, irrespective of abilities.

City of Armadale 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 2010 - 2011 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.

Disability Advisory Team

The City has established a Disability Advisory Team 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 team is composed of community representatives whose lives are impacted by access issues.

If you are interested in joining the Disability Advisory team contact the Community Development Officer for Seniors, Access and Inclusion on (08) 9394 5652 or info@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Accessible Equipment in Libraries

DAISY Readers

The Armadale Library is the only library in WA with this advanced talking book disc reader.

The Armadale Library has three machines for loan with another three machines to try out, one at each of our libraries - Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove. The machines are on loan from Vision Australia who also hire out these machines to eligible people.

Text Magnifier Machine

Text magnifying machine is available from Armadale Library. It allows people to increase the image of text onto a large 22 inch screen enabling people to access more books and other published material.

For more information about accessible equipment available in our libraries, visit the Library Services Accessibility page.

Volunteering

Keep active and contribute to your community by volunteering. Contact Armadale Volunteer Services on (08) 9394 5642 or email volunteering@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Community Presentations

The City regularly hosts a variety of free information sessions and community presentations for residents. For details of upcoming events, check the City's events page regularly.

If you have any comments or suggestions for future presentations contact the Access and Inclusion Officer at info@armadale.wa.gov.au.

Local Services

There are a number of local services available to assist residents with access and mobility difficulties and their carers.

  •  Armadale Health Service - information on hospital, community and mental health services. Call 9391 2000.
  •  DIRECTIONS Disability Support Services - a not-for-profit organisation offering services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Services include holiday respite, school holiday youth program, family support, unscheduled respite and community respite. Call (08) 9262 4900 or visit www.directions.asn.au.
  • Southern Districts Support Association - a not-for-profit organisation offering services to the community, including transport, home support, garden maintenance and outings for people with a disability. Call 9498 4800 or visit www.sdsa.org.au.
  • Southside Care -  a not-for-profit organisation offering services to the community, including day centre, transport, home support and garden maintenance. Phone (08) 9399 1111 or visit www.southsidecare.org.au.
  • Home Help Local - a not-for-profit organisation offering services to the community, including transport, home support and garden maintenance. Call (08) 9399 1111or visit www.homehelplocal.com.
  • Disability Services Commisssion – Kelmscott, call (08) 9396 0601.

Service providers

There are a range government and non-government agencies providing services and support to people within the City of Armadale living with a disability.

Frequently Asked Questions

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