Accessible Beaches initiative

Accessible Beaches initiative

In partnership with Lorne Surf Life Saving Club (LSLSC) and Life Saving Victoria, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) again rolled out their Accessible Beaches initiative at Lorne in 2020.

GORCC and LSLSC provided free access to a floating beach wheelchair, portable hoist and 40 metres of accessible beach matting from 12 January – 23 February 2020.

The wheelchair was available for hire in 1 hour slots from LSLSC during patrolled beach hours.

Use of the beach wheelchair, hoist and matting is free. Users with limited mobility will require the assistance of a carer/s to access the wheelchair and for water safety.

Beach wheelchairs are ideal for people who have mobility limitations, including those with a permanent disability, temporary disability or those with reduced mobility due to age.

A shipping container adjacent to accessible parking spaces at LSLSC housed the beach access wheelchair, portable hoist (users need to provide their own sling) and instructions for use.

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Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: