Accessibility

RECHARGE Scheme

An increasing number of people with restricted mobility find that an electric mobility scooter or wheelchair is a valuable means of transportation. However, steep footpaths, environmental conditions and the age of a battery can make it difficult to calculate travel distances. The RECHARGE SchemeTM offers peace of mind and confidence.

The RECHARGE SchemeTM helps to create a more accessible inclusive and welcoming experience for people who use an electric mobility scooter or wheelchair when they are out and about. This includes designated areas for people to recharge their electric mobility device’s battery.

In the Alpine Shire we currently have four RECHARGE points - two in Mount Beauty; the Rose Garden Café at the rear of the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre; and the Mt Beauty Visitor Information Centre and Museum; and two in Bright; the Bright Sports Centre and at the front of the Bright Visitor Information Centre. More RECHARGE points are coming soon.

People can find more information and locate RECHARGE points around the State online here or download a fact sheet here.

All-Terrain Wheelchair

All-terrain wheelchair

Through a partnership between Alpine Shire and Parks Victoria, an All-Terrain Wheelchair is now available to help residents and visitors of all ages to access many of the magnificent landscapes throughout the Shire.

The All-Terrain Wheelchair can be easily assembled and will fit into the back of a station wagon, all-wheel drive or large sedan, and with the help of operators, you can experience local parks, tracks and trails like never before.

The All-Terrain Wheelchair can be borrowed from the Visitor Information Centre in Mount Beauty. Bookings are recommended and there is no cost involved. Helmets must be worn with the chair, and it is recommended that you bring your own helmet however there are some available for loan.

To arrange a booking or for more information please contact:

Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre, Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty. Victoria.
Toll Free: 1800 111 885 Phone:(03) 5755 0596 Email: mtbeautyvic@alpineshire.vic.gov.au

Bright Sports Centre Pool Hoist

The Bright Sports Centre is able to cater for the needs of people with a disability through the provision of a hoist which will enable them to access the only year-round heated swimming pool in the Alpine Shire.

Please contact the staff should you wish to enquire about the hoist.

Bright Sports Centre, 47-49 Gavan Street, BRIGHT VIC 3741

Phone: 03 5755 1049

National Toilet Map

The National Toilet Map is a project of the National Continence Program.

The Toilet Map provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities such as showers and baby change.

Access the map online here.

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