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Wheelchair Accessible Beach In Port Melbourne

Visit the Port Melbourne beach, one of the closest accessible beaches to Melbourne CBD.
www.portphillip.vic.gov.au
03 9646 8773
info@portmelblsc.com.au
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Accessible beach near Melbourne
Hire Mobi-Chair beach wheelchair for free
Beach matting extends up to hard sand
Beach matting available 7 days a week during patrols
From $ 0 AUD

The Port Melbourne beach is located just a few kilometres from the south-western end of Melbourne’s CBD and can be accessible by public transport or car.

If you travel by public transport, you can use bus number 236 from the city. The bus stop is in front of the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club. Also, you can take tram number 109, which finishes its route at Beacon Cove Station Street, which is about 1 km from the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club.

A Mobi-Chair beach wheelchair is available for use on a free of charge basis during patrols in peak season. 

Please note, that bookings for a Mobi-Chair floating beach wheelchair are strictly required. You can book a Mobi-Chair beach wheelchair for a 1.5-hour session by using contact details of the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club below:

  • Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=531954&
  • Email: info@portmelblsc.com.au
  • Website: www.portmelblsc.com.au
  • Phone: (03) 9646 8773

Please take into consideration that all the beach wheelchairs require assistance and supervision as they are not independent chairs. The adult size Mobi-Chair has armrests and wheels made from materials that enable it to float in water, up to the waist height of a support person. If you would like to enter deep water, you need a minimum of two support people to do so.

LOCATION FACILITIES AND OPERATING SEASON:

  • Standard operating dates: December to April
  • Standard matting hours: 7 days a week, 11 am until 7 pm
  • Mobi-Chair floating beach wheelchair is available free of charge during patrols
  • Mobi-Mat beach matting is about 40 m to the edge of the water (to hard sand).
  • 10-meter mat is for parking on the sand, which is available during patrols 
  • Accessible toilet
  • An accessible bathroom is in a building adjacent to the Port Melbourne Life Saving Club building
  • Open-air public shower with large open changing area
  • No hoist available
  • One accessible car park out the front of the Club (on Beaconsfield Parade)
  • The shade is connected to the Surf Club and trees in the area
  • No changing places available 
  • A cafe with great food & coffee are connected to the Surf Club
  • Tables with 2 x wheelchair seat cutouts.
  • Wide footpaths
  • Compliant lead-up pathways

If you need more information on beach access, please contact the City of Port Phillip council at http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/accessible-beaches.htm