Accessibility and inclusion

The City of South Perth is committed to ensuring that the community is an accessible and inclusive one. The City is actively creating a place where all people feel welcome and where the diverse needs and aspirations of all people are respected equally.  

Access and Inclusion Plan 2022-2027

The City of South Perth has developed its first Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP), which replaces the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The AIP takes an expanded approach towards creating a more accessible and inclusive community for all people.

This includes, but is not limited to, people with a disability, young people, the elderly, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, disadvantaged people, and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The AIP also promotes gender equality.

Following stakeholder and community engagement in 2022, the Access and Inclusion Plan 2022-2027 was endorsed by Council in February 2023.

The AIP is also available in Braille and Easy Read formats. Braille copies are at the South Perth or Manning libraries, while an Easy Read version can be viewed at the Civic Centre reception or online.

Inclusive Community Advisory Group

The Inclusive Community Advisory Group (ICAG) was established in 2009 to provide advice to the City on diversity, inclusive, access and disability related issues in order to improve the access and inclusiveness of the local community.

Membership includes representatives from key service providers, the community, elected members and staff who meet on a quarterly basis.

Disability and Diversity Awareness Weeks

The City of South Perth acknowledge a variety of disability and diversity awareness weeks.  Some of which include:

  • International Day People with Disability, which is held first week of December each year. The week recognises the achievements of individuals, communities, organisations and governments in contributing to a better future for people with disability.

  • Youth Week WA, which is held in April to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people aged 10 to 25 years.

  • Pride Month in November to celebrate and support the LGBTIQA+ community.

  • NAIDOC Week, from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday. We celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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