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Access friendly beaches in the City of Kingston

Beach wheelchairs

Some of Kingston’s Life Saving Clubs have beach wheelchairs.  If you would like to book and use a beach wheelchair, please contact one of the Surf Life Saving Club listed below for more information or to book.

Accessible beach matting (new to Kingston)

In late 2016, Kingston City Council purchased a 60 metre long beach mat to be used at Mordialloc Beach.  The beach matting is made of recycled rubber which provides a firm platform across the soft sand to the water’s edge to enable accessible beach access for people who use a wheelchair, have mobility difficulties and older people.

The beach matting is being trialled at Mordialloc Beach over the 2016/2017 summer season with the support of Mordialloc Life Saving Club.  The matting will be rolled out by volunteer lifeguards on weekends during Mordialloc Life Saving Club’s patrolled hours.

Where: Mordialloc Lifesaving Club, Beach Road, Mordialloc

When: Available Saturday and Sunday during the life saving club’s patrol hours (12pm to 5.30pm) from December 2016 to April 2017.

Who: Anyone can use the matting, however the beach matting is primarily to assist people who use a wheelchair or have difficulty with their mobility.

For more information, please download the flyer which can be found on the right of this page.

List of Access friendly beaches in Kingston

A list of beaches in Kingston that have accessible facilities and/or access friendly options has been developed.  This document will help make your visit to our beaches more enjoyable for all, especially those people with disabilities.  This list can be found in the right column of this page.

There are two sections to this document which lists:

  • beaches that has a greater range of accessible facilities and access friendly options; and
  • beaches that has some accessible facilities and access friendly options

Please note that not all of Kingston’s beaches are listed.  Beaches that are not listed are those that do not have (or very limited) accessible facilities/access friendly options. View the full list of beaches available in the City of Kingston.

If you have visited a beach, and you found the beach access friendly or not access friendly, please contact Kingston Council’s Social Development team at community@kingston.vic.gov.au or 1300 653 356.