A Changing Place is a secure and clean bathroom specifically designed for people who need space and assistance to manage their bathroom needs and for whom universal access toilets are not suitable. The City of Cockburn's Changing Place includes:
- Adult-sized change table
- Enough space for two carers to assist.
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The City of Cockburn's Changing Place is located in the public toilet block at the Bibra Lake Regional Playground (Progress Drive, Bibra Lake). You can view the location of the Changing Place on the National Public Toilet Map.
Access to the City of Cockburn's Changing Place is via a Master Locksmiths Access Key.
Eligible people and organisations can purchase a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) directly from the Master Locksmith Association, or via the Changing Places website.
Disability service organisations are encouraged to purchase their own Master Locksmiths Access Key for organisational use.
The City of Cockburn has a limited number of Master Locksmiths Access Keys available to loan to the public for day use. Loan keys can be picked up and returned from the main administration building (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood) with prior arrangement, in standard business hours. There is no charge to borrow a Master Locksmiths Access Key.
Eligible City of Cockburn residents may be provided with a key for ongoing use. Please contact us for more information.
Written instructions for using the Changing Place hoist and change table
Bibra Lake Regional Playground opening hours
Summer: 1 October to 30 April, 8.30am-9pm
Winter: 1 May to 30 September, 8.30am-7pm
Location of nearest ACROD parking bay/s
Accessible parking bays are available approximately 100m from the Changing Place, in the southern car park immediately adjacent to the Bibra Lake Regional Playground public toilet block.
Distance from public transport
There are Transperth bus stops approximately 1km to 1.5km from the Changing Place. The Changing Place is located on the southern side of the Bibra Lake Regional Playground.
The Changing Place contains the following equipment:
- Ceiling Hoist - Prism Medical C450 ceiling lift with a carry bar. It is suitable for loop style slings only
- Change Table - Astor Bannerman Nivano CTe model (adult sized and height adjustable).
Please note: Slings (disposable or otherwise) are not provided in Changing Places. If you are unsure about your sling’s compatibility with the hoist provided in this Changing Place, please contact the supplier, manufacturer or prescribing therapist, or call the Independent Living Centre's Advisory Service on 1300 885 886 for advice.
Changing Places WA network
This Changing Place forms part of a statewide network. Other Changing Places across WA can be located on the National Public Toilet Map or the Changing Places Australia Toilet Map. You can use either of these maps to plan your journey.
Staff working in the location of this Changing Place are not able to assist you with your continence requirements within the Changing Place.
In 2017, the City of Cockburn became one of the first in the state with an accredited 'Changing Place' facility. The City received funding from the State Government's Changing Places Grant Program to deliver the project. The Grant Program was funded by the Department of Communities (formerly the Disability Services Commission) and administered by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA).
As part of an overall evaluation of the Grant Program, surveys are being delivered to identify how Changing Place facilities have impacted on people with disability, their families, carers and the broader community.
If you have personally used, or supported someone with a disability to use the Changing Place in the public toilet block at the Bibra Lake Regional Playground we would love to hear your feedback. Please complete this short online survey to share your feedback. Your feedback is anonymous and will greatly support the measurement and promotion of the impact that projects like this one have on our community.
If you have lost your Master Locksmiths Access Key, you find this Changing Place unclean or the equipment is not working, please contact the City of Cockburn by calling 08 9411 3444 (business hours only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is an emergency while using the Changing Place, please contact CoSafe on 1300 276 233.