- Queenslanders with Disability Network empower people with disability to participate in the social and economic life of the community.
- Queensland Government provide disability support and services for people with disability, their families and carers.
- Department of Social Services manage Australian Government programs, services, benefits, and payments.
- Vision Australia are the national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.
- Deaf Australia provide advocacy and information for deaf people using both English and Auslan.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme provides support for people with disability, their families, and carers. Carers Queensland are the local coordinators for the scheme. For more information email [email protected] or phone (07) 5409 3300.
- Sunshine Coast Access Advisory Network is an organisation supporting the Sunshine Coast to become more accessible.
- Queensland Disability Advocacy Clinic FREE Disability Advocacy clinic on the Sunshine Coast for people with a disability, their families and other support persons.
- Sunshine Coast Dementia Alliance support you with hope and compassion, and provide advocacy and outreach activities.
- Sunshine Coast Dementia Network assist people to find helpful and relevant information about dementia.
- Dementia Australia represent over 400,000 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.
Find information, resources and services to support older people in our community.
Visit the Multicultural Welcome Hub to find a range of support services, programs and social connections.
Council Link transport services
Council Link is a council-funded transport service available to:
- people aged 60 and over
- people with a disability or mobility impairment (DSP concession card holders)
- carers and minors accompanying people (carers card or companion card holders).
Council Link services run in designated areas across the region one day per week. Cost is $2 per person for a one-way trip. For more information visit Council Link.
Buses and trains
All trains are fully accessible on the Translink network. If you need assistance please wait at the assisted boarding point and staff will help you board the train.
New buses are fitted with:
- low floor entry
- a ramp
- allocated space for wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Bus routes on the Sunshine Coast number from 602 to 638.
Visit the Translink website for more information on accessibility and to plan your journey.
Disability parking permits
Disability parking permits are issued by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
To find out more about where and how you can use your permit visit disability parking permits.
Wheelchairs and mobility scooters
Department of Transport and Main Roads provides information on what to consider when owning a mobility device including a guide for safe travel in Queensland.
Accessible toilets and changing places
Most of the public toilets on the Sunshine Coast are open 24/7. To locate public toilets and changing places visit the National Public Toilet Map
The Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) system allows people with disability access to dedicated public facilities, including facilities in National Parks and many Council municipalities, elevators at railway stations, the new Changing Places facilities throughout Australia, disabled toilets that are locked, and even the Liberty Swing. Visit the Master Locksmith website to find out more and to apply for a key.
Please email [email protected] or phone (07) 5441 8401.