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Council's role in supporting people with a disability

At the City of Whittlesea, you are valued for your differences, your knowledge, abilities and experiences.

Contact our Access Team

Phone 9217 2028 or email access@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Our Disability Action Plan (DAP) aims to ensure that the community is an accessible and inclusive place for all to live, work and play in.  We are all likely to be impacted by disability at some stage in our lives, it’s important to remember that support is available to assist us and our loved ones wherever it may be needed.

Do you need extra support to participate in a Council event?

Council is committed to ensuring our residents have confidence and feel supported to participate and engage with the community and with Council.

We aim to ensure our events and activities are accessible and to provide additional support where required. 

Fill out this form below and email us at access@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or contact our Access Team on 9217 2586.

Access Team

The Access Team coordinate a range of project initiatives from Council’s Disability Action Plan which aims to build capacity, promote inclusion and raise awareness of people with disability and their carers within the City of Whittlesea.

Our Access Team supports people with disabilities, their carers, disability support agencies and businesses, to ensure people with disabilities can fully participate and be included in our community.

Contact the Access Team - Phone 9217 2028 or email access@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Council's Disability Action Plan

Our Disability Action Plan (DAP) aims to ensure that our community and all of Council’s activities are inclusive.

The DAP is the statement of the City of Whittlesea’s commitment to:  or Our four priority areas as outlined in the DAP:

  • Inclusive communities,
  • Good health, housing and wellbeing for people with disabilities,
  • Respect, equity and safety for all, and
  • Contributory community living as a right for all regardless of ability.

The plan aligns strongly with Whittlesea 2040: A place for all is the long-term vision for the City of Whittlesea and guides all of Council’s work.  The DAP aligns with two of the four goals of Whittlesea 2040, being connected community and a strong local economy.

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Accessible (disability) parking permits

The process has recently changed and you can now apply for an accessible parking permit online.

Read more on our accessible parking permit webpage.

Whittlesea Disability Network

The Whittlesea Disability Network (WDN) is a group of people with disabilities, carers of people with a disability and service providers in the City of Whittlesea.

Read more on our WDN webpage.

How to make a discrimination complaint

Disability discrimination is when a person with a disability is treated less favourably than a person without a disability in the same or similar circumstances.

If you feel you or someone you know is being discriminated against, you can make a complaint to the following organisations: