The Accessible Flooring can be hired for use at community events to assist with access for people with mobility issues where a flat surface is needed.
Swimming Pool Access Equipment
Each of Darwin’s public swimming pools has an aqualift to assist people to get in and out of the water.
Casuarina Swimming Pool has an aqualift, a pool sling hoist and an adult change table with a ceiling hoist in the accessible bathroom.
Nightcliff Swimming Pool has an aqualift chair, a shower on pool deck, and an accessible toilet.
Parap Pool has ramps to access both the 25m and 50m pools, with a water wheelchair provided. There are two all-access bathrooms next to the cafe.
Adult Change Facility
Darwin's first public accessible adult change facility is at Jingili Water Gardens along side the all abilities play space. The change facility provides:
- security and privacy for people with high support needs
- adult size, height adjustable change table
The facility is accessible using the same key as the Liberty Swing and the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform. To obtain a permanent key apply online.
There is a Liberty Swing available for use by people with mobility limitations.
- A Liberty Swing, partly funded by Department of Social Services, is located at the Lake Alexander Regional Playground, East Point Reserve, Fannie Bay.
The Liberty Swing is designed for use by people of all ages and has room for a wheelchair to be strapped into it as well as a pop-up internal seat with a seat belt attached.
Access to Liberty Swing
The swing is locked when not in use for safety reasons, a key is available free of charge. To obtain a permanent key to access the swing, complete the application form and send it via:
- post: GPO Box 84, Darwin, 0801
- in person: Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave, Darwin
The key for the Liberty Swing also accesses the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform and the Changing Space at Jingili Water Gardens All Abilities Play Space (further details below).
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 and was instrumental in advocating for the construction of the fishing platform. The platform 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.
Access to Peter Mahony Fishing Platform
To obtain a permanent key to the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform panels, complete the application form and return it via
- post: GPO Box 84, Darwin 0801
- in person at the Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave, Darwin
For further information on the Liberty Swing, the Peter Mahony Fishing Platform and Jingili Accessible Play Space and Changing Space contact:
08 8930 0560