Lift and Change facilities

The NSW Government understands some people with severe physical disability and their carers cannot use regular accessible toilets, and require adult-sized change tables and hoists.

Lift and Change facilities are larger than a standard accessible facility, have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with disability and their carers.

National Public Toilet Map

The National Public Toilet Map has more detailed information about accessible facilities, including Lift and Change Facilities.

Lift and Change Facilities Trial

The Lift and Change Facilities Trial was run by the NSW Government in partnership with Local Government NSW. The trial promoted the benefits of Lift and Change facilities and encouraged positive, inclusive behaviour in local communities.

Local Government NSW worked with councils to identify sites where Lift and Change facilities can be installed with a co-contribution from the NSW Government.

The NSW Government provided a co-contribution of up to $35,000 to provide Lift and Change facilities in local communities.

The trial demonstrated how Lift and Change facilities in varying locations work best, including at swimming centres, near beaches and in tourist information centres.

Shoalhaven, Campbelltown, Clarence Valley, Blue Mountains, Northern Beaches, Kiama, Orange, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Newcastle and Mid Coast councils received co-contributions to develop Lift and Change facilities.

Facilities completed during this trial

  • Collaroy Surf Club, Pittwater Road, Collaroy
  • Echo Point, Visitor Centre, Echo Point Road, Katoomba
  • Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre, 52 Fields Road, Macquarie Fields
  • Mollymook Beach Reserve, corner of Mitchell Parade and Ocean Street, Mollymook
  • Orange Aquatic Centre, corner of Hill Street and Warrendine Street, Orange
  • South Grafton Lifestyle Centre, 77-79 Cambridge Street, South Grafton
  • Black Beach, Blowhole Point Road, Kiama
  • Newcastle, Newcastle Museum.
Last updated:

12 Jul 2022

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