Mordialloc is a beautiful seaside town and one of the first accessible beaches in Victoria, which is just in 30 minutes drive south of Melbourne.
The City of Kingston has plenty of parking and access to all areas, including the wheelchair-accessible beach.
Free-to-hire beach wheelchairs are available on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 pm to 5.30 pm.
Bookings are essential for a free hire of Hippocampe beach wheelchair by contacting the Mordialloc Surf Life Saving Club via:
- http://mlsc.com.au or
- 03 9580 3602.
Please note that all the beach wheelchairs require assistance and supervision as they are not independent chairs.
Unfortunately, the Mordialloc Surf Life Saving Club doesn’t have a hoist, but they do have disabled shower facilities inside. The area for the showers isn’t generally for public use, but if they know in advance, they could arrange it for access. There is also an outdoor shower which is only cold water.
As for the beach matting, the Mordialloc Surf Life Saving Club has this out for every patrol (every Saturday & Sunday & public holidays) between November and the end of April, from 12 pm till 6 pm.
There maybe be a chance that the beach matting can be available to you at times outside their patrols, but the Club stuff would need to have it organised in advance.
LOCATION FACILITIES AND OPERATING DATES:
- Standard operating dates: November to April
- Accessible bathroom
- There is no hoist available
- Accessible parking (also available at the Peter Scullin Reserve)
- Compliant lead-up pathways
- Matting reaches the water's edge
- Excellent SLSC and surrounding facilities
- A Kiosk is operated on the site
- BBQ and Picnic table
- Beach showers
For more information, visit the City of Kingston council's website: