Accessible Beaches

Get ready for a #AccessibleSummer

Everyone deserves to enjoy the Gold Coast Beaches this Summer

We are collaborating with local surf clubs to make this happen.

With 20% of the Gold Coast population estimated to be living with a disability, it is more important than ever to create experiences and opportunities that are equally accessible for all abilities. As a part of our ongoing mission to create social impact in the Gold Coast community, we are helping to make the Gold Coast more inclusive and accessible – starting at the city’s most iconic landmark.   

Every weekend of the summer patrol season, accessible beach mats and beach friendly wheelchairs will be available at participating surf clubs, designed to assist people to reach the waters edge. 

A team of dedicated volunteers are on site each week to set up the mats and provide care and support, ensuring you have the best experience at the beach    

This is the first step we are taking to create a #AccessibleSummer – a summer that can be enjoyed by everyone.  

Participating Clubs

Surfers Paradise SLSC

Equipment Available:

  • AccessMat
  • 2x Water Wheel beach wheelchairs
  • 2x Hippocampe beach wheelchairs (adult and children size)
  • 1 Da Vinci self-propelling beach wheelchair
  • Sontana 150 hoist with a pivotal frame (small and medium sizing available).

Neptune RLSC (Tallebudgera Creek)

Equipment Available:

  • AccessMat
  • 2x Water Wheels beach wheelchair.

Mermaid Beach SLSC

Coming Soon!

Coolangatta SLSC

Coming Soon!

map showing locations of accessible parking near the beach where accessmat is located

Volunteer with Accessible Beaches 

Volunteers are essential to ensure that this project is sustainable and it opens them up to opportunities to learn new skills, gain experience and make an impact on people’s lives. 

We encourage everyone to embrace the opportunity and give back to the local community. You will receive onsite training and an honorary membership from the surf club as well as be provided with a uniform and free meal during your shift. Shifts go for 4 hours and you can choose between either the morning or afternoon shift. 

Volunteer Opportunities for 2020/21 season opening soon.

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