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Disability and Access

Salisbury Council is committed to providing equal access for all residents to participation in the community and to Council's facilities and services.

According to a 2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics report, one in five people in Australia had a reported disability. The ABS defines disability as "any limitation, restriction or impairment which has lasted or is likely to last for at least six months and restricts everyday activities".

People with disabilities may have difficulties

  • using footpaths and kerb ramps
  • accessing public buildings and parks
  • attaining an educational qualification
  • gaining employment
  • reading information
  • hearing what is said in a public meeting or at a service counter
  • feeling accepted and valued.

Salisbury Council is committed to providing equal access for all residents to participate in the community and to Council's facilities and services, through the development of policies, procedures and practices which are responsive to their specific requirements whatever their race, culture, religion, language, age or gender. 

Learn more about Council's disability and access initiatives...

Feedback

You are invited to contact the City of Salisbury on 8406 8222 or via our online form to point out difficulties caused by lack of access in Council buildings, footpaths, parks and services.

By contacting Council, you can find out more about access improvements and how to be part of making these improvements happen.

Disability inclusion and access initiatives

  • Early Access Wins

    Access is being able to use, with equal ease and dignity, the same physical environment, transport, information, communications and services as everyone else.

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  • What is Accessible in Salisbury

    The 1992 Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) protects the rights of people with disabilities. All governments in Australia - Commonwealth, State, Territory and local government have responsibilities under the DDA.

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  • Beyond the Ramp

    The City of Salisbury affirms that people living with a disability have the same rights as other citizens to be part of the social, cultural, economic and political life of the City.

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  • Human Rights, Disability, Inclusion and Diversity Resource Guide

    The City of Salisbury affirms that people living with a disability have the same rights as other citizens to be part of the social, cultural, economic and political life of the City.

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  • Fun on Fridays - Bowling - Group photo with Volunteers

    Disablity Programs

    The City of Salisbury has three programs for people with disability.

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