The Gold Coast provides and supports a range of initiatives to increase access to our beaches. This includes accessible viewing platforms, beach matting and beach wheelchairs.
The City's mobility maps provide accessibility information to assist visitors to plan their stay and move around the city safely
Map information includes the location of accessible toilets, change facilities, accessible car parking spaces, pathway gradients, location of kerb ramps and key buildings and services. Transport information for light rail stations, bus stops and bus routes is also featured.
The City has installed Changing Places toilets and adult-sized changing facilities at locations around the Gold Coast. These toilets have wider doorways, an adjustable height change table and a ceiling tracking hoist and shower.
The City has partnered with the RECHARGE Scheme™ to provide a citywide network of designated, free to use, power points for people to safely recharge the battery of their electric mobility device.
Areas designated as recharge points have appropriate access requirements to ensure that users can move around easily and safely.
Accessible Programs and Activities
There are a range of accessible programs and activities on offer on the Gold Coast. The City’s Active and Healthy Program includes activities for people of all needs. Many are free or low cost.
The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, located in Southport near the Broadwater Parklands, ensures all people can participate in the activities. The Aquatic Centre is fully accessible with a hoist/chairlift available as required and accessible parking and bathroom facilities. The heated 25 metre swimming pool has ramped/wheelchair access. There is also lift access to the fitness centre on level one.
Parks and Playgrounds
The Gold Coast is removing barriers and improving access to our parks and playgrounds. The City has parks with fenced playgrounds, accessible toilets and liberty swings. Visit our award-winning All Abilities Playground at Kurrawa Pratten Park, Broadbeach.
Children of All Abilities
Gold Coast provides accessible play spaces, resources and contact information for families. Visit our Children of all abilities page for more information.
Hire a Scooter or Wheelchair
Short term hire of scooters or wheelchairs are available from the following Gold Coast based organisations.
Transport and Parking
There are various accessible transport options available on the Gold Coast ranging from the City Council Cab Service, parking, accessible bus and train travel. Riding the G: caters for passengers of all mobility levels. Every tram has allocated spaces for passengers using wheelchairs, prams, or mobility aids.
Online resources for accessible travel on the Gold Coast and throughout Australia, including accommodation, attractions and restaurants.
Part of our initiative is to provide education and inspiration to develop an enhanced inclusive guest experience. We invite tourism operators to be part of the Gold Coast Inclusive and Accessible Tourism Initiative. Please click here to learn more.