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Accessible playgrounds and toilets

Knox Council have accessible playgrounds with extra features for children living with disabilities. These playgrounds offer equipment that all children can play on.

There is also an accessible toilet located in Wally Tew Playground.

Accessible playgrounds

There are a variety of accessible playgrounds around the area. Accessible playgrounds allow children with or without disabilities to gain access and use a variety of playground equipment.

Marie Wallace Bayswater Park playground

King Street, Bayswater.

Ferntree Gully playground

Ferntree Gully Community Centre, Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully.

Stud Park playground

Rowville Community Centre, Fulham Road, Rowville.

Wally Tew Reserve playground

Ferntree Gully.

Accessible toilets

Changing Places toilets have extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with severe and profound disabilities.

Each Changing Places toilet provides:

  • a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench
  • a ceiling hoist to help lift the person out of their wheelchair and onto change table or toilet
  • a spacious area for a carer and person with a disability
  • a safe and clean environment.

Users need to bring their own sling for the hoist.

Find out more about Changing Places.

Accessing the toilet

You need a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) to access the Wally Tew Changing Places toilet. It is usually locked.

A MLAK is a master key that fits into specially designed locks. This gives 24-hour access to special facilities.

An MLAK will open any Changing Places toilet or Liberty Swing across Australia.

For more information or to get the MLAK application form, visit the Master Locksmith Association of Australia website.

Eligibility is restricted to people who:

  • are living with a disability, and
  • have written authority from a doctor, disability organisation or community health centre.

Eligible users can also borrow a MLAK key from the Ferntree Gully Library during opening hours.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Municipal Disability Leadership team on 9298 8000.

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