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Monday, 26 October 2020

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This summer from Saturday 3 December 2016 to Sunday 26 March 2017, with support from Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, Altona Life Saving Club, and local traders Council will be providing beach matting seven days a week on both Williamstown and Altona Beach, and FREE to hire beach wheelchairs available on Saturdays and Sundays during surf life saving club patrol hours (12pm to 5pm).

BEACH MATTING

Where: Williamstown and Altona beach

When: available seven days a week – a first in Victoria

Who: anyone can use the matting, however it particularly helps people with wheelchairs, prams, walking and mobility aids to pass over the soft sand to get to the hard sand

BEACH WHEELCHAIR

What: there are two types of beach wheelchairs available, the Sandcruiser which is designed to travel on the sand along the beach (available at Altona), and the MobiChair which is designed to enter the water to waist height of the support person (available at Altona and Williamstown)

Where: Williamstown and Altona beach

When: available Saturday and Sunday during the surf life saving patrol hours (12pm to 5pm)

Who: beach wheelchairs are ideal for people who have mobility limitations, including those with permanent disability, temporary disability or those with reduced mobility due to age

Booking: use is FREE but bookings are essential, conditional upon users reading the Hire Agreement and Safety Procedures for the relevant beach wheelchair, and signing the indemnity form before the beach wheelchair could be used.

To book Monday to Friday contact Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Saturday and Sunday contact or visit the life saving clubs to see what times are available.

Note: hoist facilities are currently not available, please ensure you have the appropriate level of support available during your visit (if required).

WILLIAMSTOWN BEACH

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club

Corner of Victoria Street and Esplanade, Williamstown

Ph: 0478 416 004

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W: www.williamstownslsc.org.au

ALTONA BEACH

Altona Life Saving Club

127 Esplanade Street, Altona

Ph: 0438 939 880

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W: www.altonalsc.com.au

Accessible parking, toilets, and showers are available at both beaches.

For general enquiries and feedback contact Hobsons Bay City Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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