Organising an accessible and Inclusive event

Event organisers are responsible for ensuing your event is accessible and inclusive for everyone. When event holders plan for accessibility, it has universal benefits for all attendees, including:

People with disability
Families and young children
People with temporary impairment through injury or illness
People with language barriers
People with other access needs such as walkers or trolleys.
Accessible events include:
  • ​Physical access; including the location of event in consideration to public transport and availability of suitable parking such as ACROD bays, drop-off/pick-up points and bus bays 

  • Availability of accessible toilets

  • Continuous, level pathway to and around your event (e.g. ensure there is ramp access if there are stairs and that pathways are obstacle-free)

  • Clear signage and good lighting

  • Availability of seating and resting spots

  • Sound amplification for speeches (such as microphone/speakers) 

  • Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) interpreting and audio descripting (requires planning in the event budget)

  • Ensuring event staff are confident in assisting people with disability

Download this comprehensive Accessible Events checklist. 



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.