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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.
The National Public Toilet Map has more detailed information about accessible facilities, including Lift and Change Facilities.
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.
31 Oct 2022
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.