We are committed to ensuring people of all ages and abilities can access Mandurah’s beautiful beaches, bush tracks and walkways, playgrounds and events.

Services and facilities

Features

Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair:

  • Has tyres to suit different terrains
  • Weighs just 17kgs
  • Is fully collapsible and transportable in most vehicles
  • Dimensions 140x55x55(cm)
  • Quick assembly (about 5 minutes without any tool)
  • View the All-Terrain/Folding Beach Wheelchair instructional video
  • Hippocampe user manual

Track and Trail Beach Wheelchair

  • A versatile beach wheelchair and all-terrain wheelchair.
  • No tools required to dismantle or assemble for transport
  • Swing away /removable armrests for ease of transfer
  • Wheel combinations to suit a variety of terrains
  • Easy to use braking system
  • For images of the Track and Trail wheelchair - view photo gallery
  • Track and Trail user manual

Beach Walker:

  • The Beach Walker provides stability to individuals in walking on sandy beaches and rough terrain and it is lightweight and portable.
  • The beach walker has four large beach wheels making it possible to use on sand.
  • Hand brake with locking mechanism
  • Folding padded seat
  • Seat width: 47cm
  • Seat height from ground: 59cm
  • Adjustable handlebar height range: 83-96cm
  • Weight: 8.2kg
  • View a video of the beach walker.
  • Download beach walker product sheet

Note: The maximum weight limit for the chair and walker is 130kg.

Free to hire

A Hippocampe beach wheelchair, track & trail beach wheelchair and beach walker are available free for community use.

Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets - where pickup and dropoff details will be provided. 

Application for Free Hire All Terrain, Track and Trail Wheelchair or Beach Walker

To improve beach access, beach matting is located at:

Beach matting is installed for use during September until May (dependent on weather and storm surges).

The Liberty Swing is designed for people who use wheelchairs, to experience the fun of being on a swing. Our two swings are located at the Eastern Foreshore on Mandurah Terrace and at Caterpillar Park on Park Road. A loan key can be borrowed from the Mandurah Visitors Centre. All Companion Card holders in Western Australia are eligible to receive a free MLAK key - the key used for opening most Changing Places Toilets and operating Liberty Swings. To find out how to get your free MLAK key contact changingplaces@nds.org.au or call 1800 617 337.

The National Toilet Map displays toilets on an interactive map according to your location or preferences with the best match at the top of the list. Use the Find tab to search locations and to change preferences. Alternatively, if you would like a view a list of public toilets, please visit the Public Toilets page.

View the National Toilet Map of public toilets

The Universal Access Map displays Central Mandurah’s bus routes, ACROD parking and accessible toilets.

View the universal access map

A Changing Place is a secure and clean bathroom specifically designed for people who need space and assistance to manage their bathroom needs while in the community and for whom universal access toilets are not suitable.

Learn more about Changing Places

The City of Mandurah supports Bins4Blokes, a national campaign promoting the installation of incontinence bins in male public toilets. For more information call 1800 330 0666 or visit www.bins4blokes.org.au.

Locations of male incontinence bins around Mandurah:

  • Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace
  • Western Foreshore, Halls Head
  • Seniors and Community Centre, Orsmby Terrace, Mandurah
  • Mandurah Ocean Marina, Fathom Turn, Mandurah
  • Mewburn Centre, Sholl Street, Mandurah
  • Mandurah Visitors Centre, Mandurah Boardwalk
  • Halls Head Foreshore, Halls Head Parade, Halls Head

The City interprets an accessible and inclusive community as one in which all functions, facilities and services are accessible to people with disability, providing them with the same opportunities as other people in the community.

With this in mind, the City of Mandurah Recreation Centres ensured that the redevelopment of the aquatic facilities allowed for accessibility features, such as:

  • Ramp access to all pools
  • Adult change facilities with hoist
  • A number of accessible change rooms
  • Spa with hoist
  • Water wheel chairs
  • Pool walking lanes with hand rails

We also provide specialised programs and welcome you to contact us to discuss which programs are available.

General Accessibility

  • Ample accessible parking
  • Drop off and Pick up Area
  • Standard accessible toilets throughout
  • Wheelchair seating allowances in the stadium courts
  • Companion Card - people with disability can bring a Carer along at no charge if they have a current companion card. This must be presented on each visit.

Aquatics

The centre has an Adult accessible change room, with adjustable hand basin, hoist and wash down bed. 

We offer 4 x Wet wheelchairs and ramps to all pool, and a portable hoist for all pools and spa

Assistance Dogs

We accept Assistant Dogs to all areas of the Centre.  

Assistant Dogs must have their identification vest on. 

For access to the pools, please see the Aquatics Management Team for the health and well-being of your dog.

Gym Facilities

At the MARC, we have a fully accessible gym with

  • 2 Dual Pulley machines
  • Omni 8 Station rig
  • Wheel chair accessible Chest press, Shoulder press and low row
  • Arm Cycle
  • Group fitness classes that can be modified to suit the needs of the individual please check class descriptions for more information
  • Personal Training options are available.
  • Morning and evening Aqua classes with a range of times and intensity to meet all needs with ramp access to all three pools and the use of a water wheel chair for your convenience.

Swim Lessons

We cater for all abilities with our lessons. We are able to modify our class numbers should a student wish to participate in a group lesson and is able to do all the skills.
Our swim teachers also provide private one -to -one swimming lessons. We can arrange to do these when the pool is quieter if needed. Students can enter using the hoist, ramp or side of the pool.
All teachers have access and inclusion qualifications. We are able to adapt the stroke to teach survival skills no matter what the ability of the swimmer.

Sports and Activities

We aim to provide quality Children’s activities for all, including Children from a variety of different backgrounds and abilities, as well as those who may need additional support. 
Feel free to speak to any of our instructor’s about your child’s progress and needs.

We ask to be advised prior to your child’s class if your child has any medical or learning needs that we may need to be aware of. 

Sporting Interactive Events

The MARC often holds different events at the Centre where all abilities are welcome to participate. 
Past events include Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and Water polo.

Contact us to discuss your specific needs