Living with a disability in Devonport
If you’re living with a disability in Devonport, the services and resources we provide can make a big difference to your quality of life. We’re working with local people with disabilities, families, carers, service providers and support organisations to make Devonport a more inclusive, more welcoming community.
Disability Inclusion Plan
Council have developed our Disability Inclusion Plan 2020 – 2025 which outlines our committment to build an engaged community which promotes and vales diversity and equity. The Disability Inclusion Plan 2020-2025 is also available in an Easy Read version.
The Plan was developed through community feedback, data collection and reviews of best practice. We will undertake actions in four key focus areas:
- Participation and Inclusion
- Communication and Awareness
- Buildings and Facilities
- Parking and Mobility.
The Access and Inclusion Working Group works with Council to:
- Support Council staff achieve the objectives of the Disability Inclusion Plan 2020-2025
- Provide advice to Council on matters relating to persons with disabilities
- Provide advice on access and inclusion policy development
- Support efforts to attract funding and other resources in accordance with identified needs and strategic direction
Devonport City Council is committed to ensuring people with disability are able to navigate our city and access services and facilities in the community. Finds guides and checklists for your business and event here: Accessibility
Holders of an Australian Disability Parking Permit are entitled to increased parking timeframes, when the permit holder is leaving the vehicle & the permit is correctly displayed within the parked vehicle.
Learn more here: Disability Parking
Devonport residents receiving an aged, service or disability pension who are also the registered owner of a vehicle, are entitled to a free parking permit.
To arrange for your parking permit please visit Council. You’ll need to provide proof of your address, your pension status and a copy of your vehicle registration papers.
If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact us by phone on 03 6424 0511 or online.
Public Toilet Map
Find accessible toilets and amenities blocks on the National Public Toilet Map. The National Toilet Map provides information on accessibility, opening hours, showers and baby change facilities for over 19,000 publicly available toilets across Australia.
Details on facilities available in Devonport can also be found here: Public Toilets and Restrooms around Devonport.
Contact us if you need any information in an accessible format, such as large print or easy read. Please call 03 6424 0511 or email [email protected].
For a free interpreter call us via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450.
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the National Relay Service:
- Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
- TTY number: 133 677