Accessibility Weekend celebrates access and inclusion for Melbourne Tourism Week

More than 25 Victorian venues will open their doors to wheelchair users and their carers for free this 8 to 9 September, as part of Independence Australia’s Accessibility Weekend.

ArtVo, Sovereign Hill, Eureka Skydeck, LEGOLAND and the Arthurs Seat Eagle are just some of the accessible regional and metro venues that are participating this year.

Now in its 14th year, Accessibility Weekend signifies the importance of access and inclusion for people living with a physical disability and forms part of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, from 3 to 9 September, and is also part of Melbourne Tourism Week from 9 - 14 September

Independence Australia Chief Executive Officer, Peter Turner said Accessibility Weekend links with the organisation’s objective to support people with a disability or personal need to regain and retain their independence.

“Accessibility Weekend is an invaluable opportunity for Victorians living with a disability, their families and carers to enjoy the inclusive access each participating venue has to offer,” Mr Turner said.

Independence Australia has also teamed up with Global Ballooning Australia to offer one lucky Accessibility Weekend guest and their carer the chance to win an accessible ride in Global Ballooning Australia’s Easy Access Basket across the Yarra Valley.

For more information about the competition and to view a full list of participating venues and their accessible features, please click here.

For more information about Melbourne Tourism Week and all the events and activities taking place, please click here.