Enjoy a fun day at the beach with greater accessibility and support! As a part of an ongoing mission to create social impact on the Gold Coast, they are helping to make beaches more inclusive and accessible to everyone.
Every weekend of the summer patrol season, accessible beach mats and beach-friendly wheelchairs will be available at participating surf clubs, designed to assist people to reach the water's edge. Beach matting and beach wheelchairs are provided through the City of Gold Coast Beach Access Program. The beach access mats are manned by the Volunteering Gold Coast volunteers at the following beaches during the patrol season: Mermaid Beach, Surfers Paradise, Neptune Royal Life Saving Club Tallebudgera, Pacific Life Saving Club and Ian Dipple Lagoon Labrador. The service is weather reliant and is unable to run during bad weather.
- Family Friendly
- Non Smoking
- Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Volunteering Gold Coast Supporting the Accessible Beaches Program
Hanlan StSurfers Paradise, Queensland 4217GET DIRECTIONS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.