Aged Care & Disability

Looking after and providing opportunities for the most vulnerable in our community is important to the Shire of Gingin. The Shire encourages diversity and is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive and welcoming community for people of all ages and abilities.

We continue to make improvements to ensure that buildings, facilities, services, events, information and employment opportunities are available to all community members – including people with disability. 

Accessibility Notice for this Website

The Shire of Gingin is committed to providing accessible information to as many users as possible and has pursued this objective in designing this website.

This website has been developed to meet W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA. These guidelines are available by clicking here.

On occasions, there may be situations when users encounter accessibility issues or there are some documents or information which cannot be accessed. If this should happen to you, please contact us for access to the information you require.

Accessible (ACROD) Parking

The Shire has a number of ACROD bays that allow for easy and convenient access for ACROD permit holders. An ACROD permit holder in entitled to FREE parking in all ACROD bays or any paid parking bay if an ACROD bay is not available. 

Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) ex-service person permit holders are entitled to FREE parking in any paid parking bay other than a marked ACROD parking bay. If you are a visitor then an official Disabled Parking Permit is accepted in the Shire of Gingin and affords the holder the same entitlements as an ACROD permit.

ACROD Parking Bays Map - coming soon

Changing Places Facilities (Accessible Public Toilets)

A 'Changing Places Facility' is a public toilet facility with full sized change tables and hoists designed to meet the needs of people with severe and profound disabilities.

Currently the Shire has one such facility located in Guilderton at the Estuary Foreshore on the corner of Dewar & Edwards Streets in proximity to the Guilderton Caravan Park. The facility has a shower and is accessible with a 24 hour access i.e. your own Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK). 

Further details on other Changing Places Facilities in WA can be found via the Changing Places website

Community Car Initiative

This program is a community volunteer initiative run by community members, designed to meet the needs of Shire residents who need medical treatment but do not have transport to get to appointments.

How does the service work?

A volunteer driver will pick you up from home, drive you to your appointment, and then return you home again. Please note this service is for specialist medical appointments only, not for shopping or visiting.

Who can use it?

While the Gingin and Lancelin Community Cars primarily serve our senior members, anyone in the community needing transport to a medical appointment can take advantage of this service.

What does it cost?

The cost to you will be for fuel and any parking, if applicable.

How do I book?

You will need to complete a booking form any time you need transport. Booking forms may be obtained from the relevant CRC. 

Becoming a Volunteer Driver

Visit our Volunteer Drivers - Community Car page to find out how you can become a volunteer driver for this service. 

Disability Access & Inclusion Plan

The WA Disability Services Act 1993 requires each local government to have a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP).

DAIPs provide a means of ensuring people with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to access services, community events, buildings and facilities, information, consultative and complaint resolution processes.

The Shire of Gingin's current DAIP was adopted in 2017 and provides a 5 year planned approach to progressively improve access to community services provided by the Shire for residents and visitors with disabilities.

The Disability Access & Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 is available in both printed and audio formats:

Disabilities Access & Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 (document format)

Disabilities Access & Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 (audio format)

Universal Access Map - Public Facilities

Wouldn't it be great to live in a world where we all have universal access to all public facilities?

In the Shire of Gingin we're aiming to achieve this and in the near future we hope to be able to provide a Universal Access Map that will show you all the locations of facilities that are universally accessible within the Shire of Gingin.