The Andrews Labor Government is investing to ensure popular tourist destinations, community facilities and public spaces are more accessible for people with disability.
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, Colin Brooks MP, announced on 19 July 2022 (International Changing Places Awareness Day) the 2022 Changing Places funding round, providing $5.4 million to build 30 new fully accessible Changing Places facilities across the state.
More than 325,000 Victorians rely on these facilities when accessing popular destinations, parks and events.
There are now 97 Changing Places in Victoria out of 216 nationally. Each one has a height-adjustable, adult-sized change table, a ceiling tracking hoist system and additional space for carers.
Funding of up to $180,000 is available to local governments and popular tourism destinations to build these accessible restrooms.
This new grants round builds on the $5 million already invested by the Victorian Government to build Changing Places facilities, which translates to 51 Changing Places across the state. To find a toilet near you go to the Changing Places website Changing Places Australia
The Labor Government is also investing $2.5 million in Universal Design grants to improve the accessibility of community facilities and public spaces. Small grants up to $100,000 and large grants of up to $500,000 will go towards building accessible infrastructure in existing facilities.