Disability Services

Accessibility Information

Information regarding accessible services, accommodation and recreational activities in Darwin is available in City of Darwin's Seniors and Disability Services Directory.

To download the Seniors and Disability Services Directory, click here.

For further information on accessibility issues contact the Community Services Officer on 8930 0645 or email darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au

Casuarina Pool Access Equipment

Casuarina Swimming Pool has an aqualift, a pool sling hoist and an adult change table with a ceiling hoist in the accessible bathroom.




Each of Darwin’s three public swimming pools has an aqualift to assist people to get in and out of the water. Click here for further information regarding City of Darwin Swimming Pools.


Liberty Swings

The City of Darwin has two Liberty Swings available for use by people with mobility limitations. The Swings are located in two of the city’s regional playgrounds.

  • The Variety Liberty Swing, a joint initiative with Variety NT, is located at the Water Gardens Regional Playground, Freshwater Road, Jingili.
  • The Liberty Swing, partly funded by FaHCSIA, is located at the Lake Alexander Regional Playground, East Point Reserve, Darwin.

The Liberty Swings are designed for use by people of all ages and have room for a wheelchair to be strapped into them as well as a pop-up internal seat with a seat belt attached.

For safety reasons the Swings are locked when not in use. Keys to access the Swings are available free of charge. If you are interested in obtaining a permanent key to access the swings please complete the application form and return it the City of Darwin office via fax to 8930 0644, email to darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au, by mail to GPO Box 84, Darwin, NT, 0801 or in person to Customer Services section, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin.

The key for the Liberty Swings also access the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform, further details below.

Further information regarding the Swings and their locations can be obtained by contacting the Community Services Officer on 8930 0645 or email: darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au

Variety liberty swing

Peter Mahony Fishing Platform

The Peter Mahony Fishing Platform is located on Casuarina Drive, near the Rapid Creek footbridge. The fishing platform is designed specifically for wheelchair access. Peter served twenty-two years on the City of Darwin Disability Advisory Committee and was still an active member at the time of his passing on 19 May 2014. Peter was an avid and very prominent advocate on behalf of people with disability. Peter was instrumental in advocating for the construction of the fishing platform which was named in his honour on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2014.

 The Fishing Platform is fitted with adjustable panels to allow casting from a low height. The panels are kept locked for safety associated with the reduced barrier height, however keys to unlock the adjustable panels are available free of charge. To obtain a permanent key to the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform panels complete the application form and return it to the City of Darwin office via fax to 8930 0644, email: darwin@darwin.nt.gov.au by mail to GPO Box 84, Darwin, NT, 0801, or in person to Customer Services, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue.

For further information contact the Community Services Officer on 8930 0645.

Peter Mahony Fishing Platform 2        Peter Mahony - fishing platform