Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line Perth suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mount Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies, and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, library and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Perth wheelchair access is quite good. The public infrastructure and new buildings in Perth encourage disability travel and nearly all attractions have good wheelchair access. Public transport in Perth is also quite good with wheelchair access now the norm.
Perth’s King Park is one of the biggest city parks in the world. It iw bigger than Central Park in New York City and is right in the heart of Perth. It grants epic views of the Swan and Canning rivers and the skyscrapers perched on their banks. There are incredibly tall white-trunked trees line the entrance road to this inspiring patch of green, which has a treetop bridge, bushland trails, manicured gardens and cafés. This park is definitly worth a roll through, as you can spend half a day there.
Attractions and Opportunities
All buses that operate on the Transperth bus network are fully accessible. These buses are able to kneel to the kerb, lowering the step to make it easier for passengers to board as well as having built in ramps that can extend to the kerb for those who need it, including passengers with wheelchairs, prams or mobility devices.
Each accessible bus has fold up chairs with space for two wheelchairs, prams or mobility devices. While all Transperth bus routes are serviced by fully accessible buses, not every bus stop on the network is accessible.
- All trains have clearly marked spaces for wheelchairs near the doors.
- All stations have audio induction loops at Help Points to help hearing aid users.
- The Ticketing Information and Communication (TIC) boxes at many train stations provide visual information about train arrivals and departures.
General facilities (bus and train)
- Accessible toilets at all major bus and train stations.
- Parking with specific wheelchair access is free and available at every station with parking.
- Accessible telephones are available at most bus and train stations.
- Accessible drinking fountains at most bus and train stations.
- 24-hour video monitoring of bus and train stations enables our staff to provide you with assistance if you are in difficulty.
- Emergency 24-hour help telephones in all Ticketing Information and Communication (TIC) boxes at all train stations.
- All bus, train and ferry services have priority seats for seniors, people with disabilities and parents carrying children.
Contacts (bus and train)
- Special assistance at train stations – 1800 800 022
- TTY via the National Relay Service – 133 677
- Speak and Listen – 1300 555 727