All abilities access
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however, in Victoria, there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Parks Victoria’s updated Disability Action Plan 2022-2026 outlines our ongoing commitment to actively reduce barriers, promote inclusion, change attitudes and practices, and improve outcomes for our employees, volunteers and visitors with a disability.
Parks that have been assessed to provide detailed accessibility information to the community to reduce barriers to park access.
Accessibility advocate Ryan Smith details some of Parks Victoria’s best all abilities walks in parks to inspire you get active and connect with nature.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
Social script resources for children on the autism spectrum are available for Brimbank Park, Buchan Caves, Jells Park, Serendip Sanctuary and Wilsons Prom.
The Walk in the Park program provides group walks in parks for visitors who are blind or vision impaired.
Victoria's first all-accessible floating pontoon and canoe launcher is at Psyche Bend in Kings Billabong in Mildura.
TrailRider all-terrain wheelchairs are allowing visitors with limited mobility to access more rugged walking trails.
Beach wheelchairs are are enabling mobility impaired visitors to explore many spectacular beaches and walking trails that have sandy surfaces.
Parks that offer modified accommodation and accessibility equipment to make it easier for people with a disability, families and carers to stay and enjoy the spectacular natural beauty.
A haven for creative play, Brimbank Park Playscape was designed to create opportunities for children of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs.
Wheelchair skills for getting about in nature
Parks Victoria has partnered with YMCA Victoria to produce a video series that shows people how to use their wheelchairs to get out and about in nature.Watch the video series