Disabilities and Access
Liverpool City Council's commitment to providing for the needs of people with a disability in our community is reflected in Council's Aged and Disability program.
This commitment is shown by:
Consulting with people with a disability and identifying needs in the Liverpool area with a view to resolution
Implementing initiatives for people with disabilities identified in Liverpool City Council's Community Strategic Plan, Growing Liverpool 2021
Supporting local service providers and networks
For more information please click on the following highlighted links:
- Liverpool Access Committee
- Disability Strategy 2012 – 2017 and Action Plan 2013 – 2017
- Mobility Map
- Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- South West Sydney Ageing and Disability Forum
- International Day of People with Disability
- Useful contacts
- Service Directory for people with a disability
The Access Committee addresses issues affecting disabled access in Liverpool. These issues may include, but are not limited to footpaths, car parks and public facilities. The committee can help you if you are experiencing access difficulties due to a disability or if you have identified a barrier to access.
Access Committee membership is open to people with disabilities or representatives of people with disabilities and is convened by Council's Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability). As a committee of Council, elected Council members are also part of the committee.
The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please contact Council's Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759.
Liverpool City Council is committed to working towards eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.
Council has produced the Disability Strategy and Action Plan as a significant step towards meeting its obligations to people with a disability, under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act, 1992 and provisions of the NSW Local Government Act, 1993.
The Disability Strategy and Action Plan 2012 - 2017 was adopted by Council in July 2012. The Strategy incorporates Council's commitment to improving access through the delivery of information, services and facilities to the community.The Disability Action Plan was reviewed and updated and brought into line with the Disability Strategy and adopted by Council in December 2013. To download a copy, please click here.
For more information, please contact Council's Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Liverpool Mobility Map
Council has developed a mobility map for the Liverpool City Centre. The map highlights the locations of accessible parking, accessible toilets and other important facilities. The map uses symbol keys to indicate locations and individual access features.
To download a copy, please click on Liverpool Mobility Map.
Hard copies can be obtained by contacting the Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759.
A Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS) to protect the lives of people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing is being offered by the NSW Government.
This scheme aims to give people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing the same protections as smoke alarms do for others. It offers a subsidy to purchase smoke alarms with flashing lights and vibrating under-pillow pads to supplement the sound of the smoke alarm. For those eligible, fire-fighters from the local station can help with installation.
Applications for the subsidy can be made to the Deaf Society of NSW, which provides information and services to people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing and their families.
For information and application forms, visit the website www.deafsocietynsw.org.au/smokealarms.
Council supports and resources the Ageing and Disability Forum. The forum brings together all ageing and disability services in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool with the aim to ensure that the needs of older people and people with a disability are better met.
The forum objectives include:
Provide the opportunity for ageing and disability related service providers to advocate/lobby on issues of concern for the target group
Identify gaps in services for the target group in South West Sydney and make recommendations to relevant government bodies
Provide an opportunity to identify and co-ordinate training opportunities
Facilitate and coordinate regional planning with the aim of making recommendations to the Department of Family & Community Services NSW, Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) and other relevant bodies regarding funding needs for consideration in future planning
Provide opportunities for discussion of issues affecting the target group, services and the industry in order to consider courses of action
Work on coordinated projects that will address issues affecting the target group in the region.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 8.45am to 11.30am at Fairfield City Council.For more information, please contact the Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759.
Council supports International Day of People with Disability which is held annually in December.
For more information on this year's activity or to find out how to get involved, please contact the Community Development Worker (Aged and Disability) on 9821 7759.
Autism Advisory and Support Service - 9601 2844
Ability Options - 02 8811 1723 - www.abilityoptions.org.au
Autism Hotline (24 hours) - 1300 222 777
Cerebral Palsy Alliance - 9601 2866
Centrelink - 9203 3613
Community Options Catholic Care - 8778 4222
- Disability Information Line - 1800 029 904
- Disability South West - 9821 2811
- Home Modification and Maintenance Service - 4629 1720
Liverpool Police - 9821 8444
Liverpool Hospital - 9828 3000
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association - 9891 6400
Share Care - 9734 9888
The Junction Works - 9606 9628
Young Adult Disabled Association (YADA) - 9602 7808
To download a copy, please click on Service Directory for people with a Disability.