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Access for All

$1000 Accessibility Funding

The $1000 Accessibility Funding Round is now open!

Do you have an idea to make your business/community organisation more accessible?

Grants for up to $1000 are available from the 2019 Building Disability Inclusive Businesses and Community Organisations Funding round. Applications are open until Friday, 27 September 2019.

To apply for the grant - download the application form below - it is a PDF fillable form and can be completed online. Before completing the application, you will need to contact our Social and Community Planning Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or through the National Relay Service on 13 35 77 or (for people with communication difficulties).

More information on the application process can be found in the Application Guidelines and the Information Sheet, which can be found below.

Access and Inclusion in Bass Coast


We are committed to promoting an accessible and inclusive community to enable people of all abilities to participate fully in all aspects of our community. To assist this commitment we provide the following resources.

All Terrain Wheelchairs
Council provides access to beach and all-terrain wheelchairs so people with a disability can enjoy our beaches, oceans and trails.

Gippsland Accessible Tourism Plan 2016-19

Good Access is Good Business

Tradies Guide to Good Access

Visit Bass Coast

Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Access and Inclusion Advisory Committee (AIAC) is made up of community members and representatives from disabililty focused organisations across Bass Coast Shire. The AIAC advises Council on access and inclusion issues for people living with disabiltiy, and helps in developing solutions.

Building Inclusive Communities Program of RuralAccess

RuralAccess is about building more inclusive and welcoming communities for all people with disability. It is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency, via the Department of Health and Human Services, to deliver Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) like activities until 31 December 2019, as part of the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ILC creates connections between people with disability and the communities they live in.

For more information about accessibility in Bass Coast please contact our Community Facilitator - RuralAccess on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or via
the National Relay Service 13 35 77or (for people with communication difficulties) or email

Disability Action Plan 2016 - 2020

All public sector bodies are required to prepare a Disability Action Plan under section 38 of the Disability Act 2006.

The Disability Action Plan guides Council in our actions and planning to ensure we take into account the needs of, and issues that affect people with disability in our community.