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Overview - Access and Inclusion

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We are committed to creating a collaborative, inclusive, and connected community and workplace, by delivering community services, facilities, communications, and employment systems that are responsive, celebrate diversity, and provide equity of access.

Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022

Our Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022 outlines what will be done over this four year period to create better access and inclusion for all members of our community.

Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022

Access and Inclusion Plan 2019 - 2022 (large text print)

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Our Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee advocates, informs and guides Council on improved access and inclusion for all people of all abilities, living, studying or visiting the Darwin municipality.

For more go to Advisory Committee

DiversAbility Collective

The DiversAbility Collective is a network of organisations from the social service and disability sectors working collaboratively to build a capital city that is inclusive of all people. If your organisation is interested in joining this network please contact our Community Development Officer on 08 8930 0645.

The Lord Mayoral Awards

In celebration of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), the DiversAbility Collective organises a collaborative event, and in 2019 launched the inaugural Lord Mayoral Awards.

The awards program recognises champions within our community, across two awards categories:

The Champion Award – for a person with disability who has made an outstanding contribution advocating for the rights and well-being of people with a disability, and
The Rising Star Award – for a person under 25 years with disability who makes an on-going contribution to their school, workplace or community advocating for the rights and well-being of people with a disability.

Nominations for the 2020 awards are now open and close at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020. 

Download nomination form

Winners will be announced at the Carnival of Fun event, from 12.00 pm on Thursday 3 December at Netball NT.

For more information download the flyer

Accessible Equipment

For more go to Accessible Equipment

Community Services Directory

Our community services directory lists services relating to seniors, disability, youth and other social service support services.

View the Community Service Directory

We are working closely with NTCOSS to develop a new social and community services directory for the Northern Territory, called NT Community. While it’s under development, you can check out NTCOSS’ current directory here.

Accessible Parking

We provide accessible parking throughout the municipality of Darwin as part of the Australian Disability Parking Permit scheme.

For more go to Parking


In partnership with RECHARGE Scheme Australia Limited, we are proud to be involved with the RECHARGE Scheme services.

For more go to Recharge Scheme

Accessible Symbol

Accessible parking permit symbol

This symbol is one of the most internationally recognised symbols, but do you know what it really means? Did you know that it represents a set of values about accessibility and that it should be used to indicate a space is accessible to people with many different disabilities and health conditions, not just those who use a wheel chair? 

Accessible and Inclusive Events

People can face barriers when attending and participating in community events and functions in a variety of ways, for example, hearing what is said, seeing small print on an invitation, climbing steps to a venue, or using the toilets. Council has developed a checklist that asks questions about various accessibility features of your event or function. It helps you to see where you are doing well and where improvements can be made. Check it out!

Accessible and Inclusive Events

Community Events & Celebrations

In collaboration with a range of partner organisations, we deliver a range of community events that celebrate diversity and build community capacity.

For more on Community Celebrations

Photo Gallery

Here are some photos from past community events and celebrations.

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