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Posted on 05/09/2019 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Nature Parks opens its doors for Accessibility Weekend

Phillip Island Nature Parks is opening its doors for free to wheelchair users on September 7th and 8th as part of Accessibility Weekend, which celebrates the significance of accessible venues and tourist attractions Victoria-wide and highlights the importance of access and inclusion for people living with a physical disability.

Wheelchair and mobility aid users, along with their carers, will be able to enjoy free entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Reserve, Antarctic Journey and Churchill Island, all of which are proudly accessible venues.

The newly opened Penguin Parade visitor centre is leading the way in accessibility at regional Victoria’s tourism attractions, with the inclusion of a Changing Places facility. This accessible public toilet includes a full sized change table and hoist to assist people with severe and profound disabilities.

Independence Australia Chief Executive Officer, Peter Turner said Accessibility Weekend connects with the organisation’s objective to support people living with a disability or personal need to regain and retain their independence within a supportive community.

“Accessibility Weekend is an invaluable opportunity for Victorians living with a disability, their families and carers to enjoy the inclusive access each participating venue has to offer.” Mr Turner said.

Independence Australia’s Accessibility Weekend 2019 sees a range of Victoria’s accessible venues open their doors for free to wheelchair and mobility aid users and their carers over the weekend of September 7th and 8th.

For more information about the weekend and a full list of participating venues and their accessible features, please visit


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