Disability, Access and Inclusion

Disability, Access and Inclusion Plan

The Town is committed to making a great place for all its residents. We support and promote:

  • Ensuring that people with disability have the same level of access to Council's facilities, functions, services and employment opportunities as all other members of the community.
  • Ensuring people with disability can participate fully in Council processes, functions and events.
  • Encouraging broader services provided within the Town cater for the needs of people with disability and their carers.

    The Town constantly works to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities through implementing actions in its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

About the plan

Disability access and inclusion plans provide a means of ensuring that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access services, community events, buildings and facilities, information, consultative and complaint resolution processes.

 It is also a legislative requirement under the WA Disability Services Act (1993) that each Local Government has a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

The Towns current Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) was adopted in 2019 and builds upon the work already achieved in improving physical access, raising awareness through training and events, encouraging inclusive programs, and increased communications with people with disabilities within the Town.

 The plan includes a range of actions that will enhance the lives of people with different abilities and will assist in providing:

  • Better access for people of all abilities to our services and events.
  • Better access to our buildings and facilities.
  • Access to information including providing a range of accessible formats for alll.
  • Even better customer service and complaints and feedback mechanisms.
  • Community engagement that includes everyone.
  • Access to employment and traineeships including volunteering for people of all abilities and disabilities.

    Disability Support 


    Phone: 9387 0555 

    Provides a wide range of services to enable adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to pursue a better life.

    Services include:

    • Accommodation
    • Home care
    • Employment
    • Transport
    • Alternatives to employment
    • Training
    • Recreation.

      Atwork Australia

      Phone: 1300 080 856  

      Helping people living with disability, injury or health condition find meaningful work.

      We can help you look for: 

      • Work that reflects your interests and goals.
      • Work that matches your abilities and skills.
      • Work that helps you get what you want out of life.

      Bila Counselling and Support Services

      Phone: 1300 564 621
      Bila Counselling and Support Services

      Bila Counselling and Support Services provides affordable, evidence-based disability support and counselling for people of all ages.

      Citizen Advocacy Perth West Inc.

      Phone: 9445 9991 
      Citizen Advocacy Perth West Inc.

      Matching those with an intellectual disability and no involved family, with a volunteer in a supportive one to one relationship.

      Inclusion WA

      Phone: 9201 8900
      Inclusion WA

      Inclusion WA works with people with a disability who want to become involved in recreational and sporting groups and activities, and the people/associations that want to support them in that. 

      Inclusion WA work alongside individuals who are disadvantaged, disconnected from society or living with a disability to provide opportunities for them to be involved in leisure, recreation, sport, education, volunteering and employment. They also work alongside community groups to make them more accessible for people living with disabilities.

      National Disability insurance Scheme

      Phone: 1800 800 110

      The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. 

      The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

      This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

      Technology for Ageing and Disability WA Inc. (TADWA)

      Phone: 08 9379 7400

      Help older people, people with disability and their carers do what is important to them. Their occupational therapists and technicians work with hundreds of people every year, listening to what is important and helping live their lives. TADWA is a ‘team of teams’, operating across six different disciplines and generating a range of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by older people and people with disability, by providing advice, education, assessment, support & innovative collaboration with you.

      Young Carers WA

      Phone: 1300 227 377
      Free call: 1800 007 332
      Young Carers WA

      For children and young people 8-25 years old who have a family member with either a disability, a mental or chronic illness or a drug and alcohol related issue. Provides emotional support, camps and social activities and information and referrals to young carers and their families and other service providers working with young carers. Carers WA and Young Carers in Action strive to raise community awareness of young carers and identify hidden young carers who need support.

      Accessible Transport for People with Disability

       WA Department of Transport

      The Department of Transport has a range of information to support and assist the community in matters relating to accessible transport, including information on:

      • Vehicles for people with disability
      • Wheelchair accessible taxis
      • Taxi User Subsidy Scheme
      • ACROD Parking Program
      • Transporting a guide dog
      • Accessible Public Transport and Special assistance at train stations.

         For more information visit the Public Transport Authority website.

        Accessible ACROD Parking

        A valid ACROD parking sticker must be displayed clearly when parking in any ACROD bay.

         A list of Town of Bassendean accessible ACROD bays can be found below.

        Services Australia Mobility Allowance

        Services Australia Mobility Allowance provides a payment to help with travel costs for work, study or looking for work if you have a disability, illness or injury that means you can't use public transport. For more information on eligibility requirements or to obtain an application form call 132 717 or visit Services Australia.

        Accessible Facilities and Amenities in the Town of Bassendean  

        Community Facilities with Accessible Toilets

        • Bassendean Memorial Library
        • Bassendean Community Hall
        • Seniors and Community Centre
        • Alf Faulkner Hall
        • Ashfield Sports Club
        • Bassendean Community Men’s Shed
        • Maltese Club
        • Swan District’s Football Club
        • Bassendean Youth Services
        • Hawaiian’s Bassendean

        Accessible Dining

        • Bassendean Hotel
        • Hawaiian’s Bassendean: Dome, Gloria Jeans, Subway, Xpresso Lane Cafe

          Accessible Medical Facilities

          • Bassendean Total Health Care
          • Bassendean Family Practice
          • Terry White Chemmart
          • Home Care Pharmacy Bassendean
          • Bassendean Pharmacy
          • Ashfield Community Chemist

          Reserves with Accessible Toilets

          • Sandy Beach Playground
          • Point Reserve
          • Ashfield Reserve
          • BIC Reserve
          • Mary Crescent Reserve Playground (Alf Faulkner Hall)