Accessibility

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Wheelchair use outdoors

We encourage a community that is accesible, inclusive and fair to all residents, workers and visitors of Woollahra.

A wide range of our venues, open spaces and events have dedicated accessibility features to ensure they can be used and enjoyed by all.

We are constantly working towards greater accessibility. If you have a suggestion or comment on accessibility please complete our online contact form.

Accessible venues

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Woollahra Council Chambers

Double Bay

  • 2 on-site accessible parking spaces
  • Lift and ramp access to all levels and areas
  • 4 accessible toilets
  • Hearing loop facilities in Council Chambers and Thornton room
  • Accessible change and shower facilities

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Double Bay

Woollahra Library at Double Bay

Double Bay

  • Wheelchair and pram-friendly access via lift
  • Accessible parking is available in Kiaora Place car park
  • Wheelchair access throughout the library
  • Accessible toilets and a baby change table

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Paddington

Paddington Library

Paddington

  • Wheelchair and pram-friendly with ramp access at the entrance
  • Accessible toilet

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Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay Library

Watsons Bay

  • Wheelchair and pram-friendly with level ramp access at the entrance
  • Accessible toilet with baby change table

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Cooper Park Community Hall

Cooper Park Community Hall

Bellevue Hill

  • Accessible toilet
  • Wheelchair ramp and access throughout the hall

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Cross St, Studio 1

Cross St, Studio 1

Double Bay

  • Level access from carpark
  • Lift access from street
  • Accessible toilet (MLAK key required)

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Rose Bay Cottage

Rose Bay Cottage

Rose Bay

  • Level access and wheelchair access throughout venue
  • Accessible toilet
  • Baby change table
  • Accessible parking at nearby golf course

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Sherbrooke Hall

Sherbrooke Hall

Double Bay

  • Level access into hall
  • Limited wheelchair access throughout the hall
  • Accessible parking on street

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The Bay Room

The Bay Room

Double Bay

  • Level access via car park and lift access from street
  • Wheelchair access throughout the room
  • Accessible toilet

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The Gunyah

The Gunyah

Watsons Bay

  • Wheelchair ramp and access throughout the hall
  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible parking
  • Change table

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The Studio at The Drill Hall

The Studio at The Drill Hall

Rushcutters Bay

  • Disabled access
  • Accessible toilet

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Accessible parks and playgrounds

Andrew Petrie Oval (Woollahra Oval 1)

Andrew Petrie Oval (Woollahra Oval 1)

Rose Bay

  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible parking

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Blackburn Gardens

Blackburn Gardens

Double Bay

  • Wheelchair ramp access to the top of the garden
  • Accessible toilets can be found in nearby Council Chambers during business hours
  • Accessible parking is available in nearby Council Chambers
  • Baby change table in outdoor amenities block

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Camp Cove Beach

Camp Cove Beach

Watsons Bay

  • Accessible parking at Cliff Street car park (Managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service)

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Chiswick Gardens

Chiswick Gardens

Woollahra

  • Accessible toilet

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Christison Park

Christison Park

Vaucluse

  • Accessible toilet with disabled access ramp.

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Cooper Park

Cooper Park

Double Bay

  • Accessible toilet next to the tennis courts cafe

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Gibsons Beach Reserve

Gibsons Beach Reserve

Watsons Bay

  • Accessible parking in adjacent Marine Parade car park

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Holdsworth Street Playground

Holdsworth Street Playground

Woollahra

  • Level entry
  • Accessible toilet with baby change table
  • A ‘Nest’ swing allowing children of limited mobility to swing with other children or a parent or carer
  • All abilities sensory panels and sensory tactile garden

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Lyne Park

Lyne Park

Rose Bay

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet (MLAK access required)
  • Baby change table in the accessible toilet

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Parsley Bay Playground

Parsley Bay Playground

Vaucluse

  • Accessible parking
  • Ambulant toilet
  • Integrated wheelchair equipment - a 'wheelspin' with wheelchair access
  • A 'pod swing' with back support
  • Quiet areas to the side of the main playspace provide calm spaces
  • This inclusive playspace opened in September 2019 with funding assistance from the NSW Government’s Everyone Can Play Program.

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Parsley Bay Reserve

Parsley Bay Reserve

Vaucluse

  • Accessible parking
  • Ambulant toilet

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Robertson Park

Robertson Park

Watsons Bay

  • Accessible toilet
  • Accessible parking at Marine Parade car park (adjacent to Watsons Bay Baths)

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Rushcutters Bay Park

Rushcutters Bay Park

Darling Point

  • Accessible toilet
  • Baby change table

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Steyne Park

Steyne Park

Double Bay

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet (MLAK access required)

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Tingira Memorial Park

Tingira Memorial Park

Rose Bay

  • Accessible parking in Vickery Avenue

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Trumper Park

Trumper Park

Paddington

  • Accessible toilet under the grandstand

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Watsons Bay Baths

Watsons Bay Baths

Watsons Bay

  • All-ability water access ramp and two fully immersible wheelchairs - MLAK key required
  • Wheelchair storage lockers - MLAK key required
  • Accessible toilet in Robertson Park and Watsons Bay Library
  • Accessible parking at Marine Parade Car Park

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Woollahra Oval 2/3

Woollahra Oval 2/3

Rose Bay

  • Accessible toilet (MLAK access required)
  • Accessible parking

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Upcoming accessible events

A selection of upcoming events with accessibility features are listed below. View all events.

  • Don't Forget Friday

    Don't Forget Friday

    Come and join us at a supported space at the library and cafe for people affected by dementia and their carers to connect with others.

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

    Friday 31 January 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Summer Book Fair- Woollahra Library at Double Bay

    Summer Book Fair- Woollahra Library at Double Bay

    Come along to our Summer Book Fair and help support WIRES. All proceeds from this event will be given to WIRES to help rescue and care for our wildlife affected by the bush fires and drought.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Saturday 1 February 2020,10:00am-4:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Summer Book Fair- Woollahra Library at Double Bay

    Summer Book Fair- Woollahra Library at Double Bay

    Come along to our Summer Book Fair and help support WIRES. All proceeds from this event will be given to WIRES to help rescue and care for our wildlife affected by the bush fires and drought.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Sunday 2 February 2020,10:00am-4:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Paddington Tea Topics: Anne Bronte, the Forgotten Sister

    Paddington Tea Topics: Anne Bronte, the Forgotten Sister

    Join Cate Whittaker as she uncovers the life of Anne Bronte in recognition of this significant woman during her bicentennial year.

    Paddington Library, 247 Oxford Street, Paddington

    Wednesday 5 February 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Maker Creator: 3D Printing Workshop

    Maker Creator: 3D Printing Workshop

    Learn about the 3D printing process and get ready for your first 3D print.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Thursday 6 February 2020,6:30pm-8:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Bush Tucker Walks

    Bush Tucker Walks

    Discover native plants and foods and explore Indigenous cultural sites in the local area.

    Entrance to Nielsen Park, Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse

    Saturday 8 February 2020,9:30am-11:00am

    The walk is suitable for people of all ages, however there are some steps involved

  • Saturday Story Time: Lunar New Year (3-5yrs)

    Saturday Story Time: Lunar New Year (3-5yrs)

    Come along and celebrate Lunar New Year with stories and craft all about dragons and good fortune!

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Saturday 8 February 2020,10:30am-11:30am

    Fully accessilbe

  • Young Writers & Readers: Poetry Workshop (8-12yrs)

    Young Writers & Readers: Poetry Workshop (8-12yrs)

    Join local writer Miriam Hechtman for an afternoon of poetry. In this fun and practical workshop, for young writers and readers, you will learn how to write a poem using prompts and develop your creative writing skills.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Saturday 8 February 2020,2:00pm-3:30pm

    Fully accessible

  • Tea Topics: Healthy Living as Women Age

    Tea Topics: Healthy Living as Women Age

    Join personal trainer and qualified COTA NSW Strength for Life provider Ro Barclay as she unpacks helpful steps for living a healthy and active life.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Wednesday 12 February 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Creative Spark

    Creative Spark

    Led by professional facilitators you can try out dancing, drumming or weaving to find your Creative Spark.

    The Drill Hall, 1C New Beach Road, Darling Point

    Thursday 13 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Men’s Chat Group

    Men’s Chat Group

    Come along to the Men’s Chat Group to make new friends and discuss a different topic each month.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Thursday 13 February 2020,2:30pm-4:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Writers & Readers: The Memory Pool with Therese Spruhan

    Writers & Readers: The Memory Pool with Therese Spruhan

    Join photographer, journalist, writer and swimmer Therese Spruhan in conversation with Ailsa Piper as they discuss this delightful, nostalgic anthology of reflections and recollections about the swimming pools of childhood from a range of Australians including Trent Dalton, Leah Purcell, Shane Gould, Bryan Brown and Merrick Watts.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Thursday 13 February 2020,6:00pm-8:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Double Bay Tech Bites: Voice Activated Technology

    Double Bay Tech Bites: Voice Activated Technology

    Learn how voice activated technology works and how to use it to its full capacity.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Saturday 15 February 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Active Spark

    Active Spark

    Ignite your active spark through tai chi, a game of lawn bowls or croquet.

    Vaucluse Bowling Bowling Club, 80-82 New South Head Road, Vaucluse

    Tuesday 18 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Steps at entrance

  • Register for My Aged Care

    Register for My Aged Care

    Make an appointment to receive support as you register for My Aged Care to access subsidised government services.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Tuesday 18 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Watsons Bay Tea Topics: Demystifying the NBN

    Watsons Bay Tea Topics: Demystifying the NBN

    Join us for a session led by IT 4 Retirees as they demystify the NBN rollout and help you prepare.

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

    Wednesday 19 February 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Tech Savvy Seniors  -  3 week introductory module

    Tech Savvy Seniors - 3 week introductory module

    Tech Savvy Seniors gives older people the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business. The 3-week introductory module provides foundational knowledge for those at the beginning of their journey with technology.

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Thursday 20 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessilbe

  • Green Spark

    Green Spark

    Join us for a morning of inspiration and practical gardening advice as we tour the Cooper Park Community Garden and learn from garden designer and horticulturalist Narelle Happ.

    Cooper Park Community Garden, 12 Cooper Park Road, Bellevue Hill

    Sunday 23 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Sunday Story Time: With Joyce Maynge (3-5yrs)

    Sunday Story Time: With Joyce Maynge (3-5yrs)

    Join us for a Drag Story Time to celebrate Mardi Gras with special guest and children's storyteller, Joyce Maynge!

    Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Sunday 23 February 2020,10:30am-11:30am

    Fully accessilbe

  • Woollahra VIEW Club Meetings

    Woollahra VIEW Club Meetings

    The Woollahra VIEW (Voice, Interests & Education of Women) Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Gaden Cafe.

    Gaden, 334 Edgecliff Road (corner of Queen Street), Woollahra

    Wednesday 26 February 2020,10:00am-12:00pm

    Wheelchair and low mobility access via a lift, accessible bathroom, certified dementia friendly space.

  • Sunset Sessions: ‘Medicines, Pain and Arthritis’

    Sunset Sessions: ‘Medicines, Pain and Arthritis’

    Join Professor Richard Day, Clinical Pharmacology at UNSW St Vincent’s Clinical School, as he provides insight into the safe and effective use of medicines, taking into account the individual’s needs.

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

    Wednesday 26 February 2020,6:00pm-7:00pm

    Fully accessible

  • Poets' Picnic 2020

    Poets' Picnic 2020

    Grab a rug, pack a picnic and celebrate poetry under the stars by Sydney Harbour!

    Blackburn Gardens, New South Head Road, Double Bay

    Thursday 27 February 2020,5:00pm-8:00pm

    Ramp and toilet

  • Don't Forget Friday

    Don't Forget Friday

    Come and join us at a supported space at the library and cafe for people affected by dementia and their carers to connect with others.

    Watsons Bay Library, 8 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

    Friday 28 February 2020,11:00am-12:00pm

    Fully accessible

Website accessibility

Our website has been built with accessibility in mind and we strive to meet all level A and level AA requirements of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

We engage in regular automated and manual testing to ensure we comply with the guidelines and to ensure that we are providing an accessible experience for all of our users.

If you have difficulties accessing any information on this website, please contact our customer service team or submit website feedback online.

Current and planned works with accessible features

Sherbrooke Hall

Current works include a new accessible toilet and a ramp to provide access throughout the whole surface of the hall. The works will be completed in March 2020.

Preschool extension

Current works include an accessible playroom, external play space and toilet. Works will be completed in March 2020.

St Brigids

Upcoming works include a lift providing disabled access from New South Head Road to St Brigids and Blackburn Gardens. The works will be completed in 2020.

EJ Ward Community Centre

Upcoming works include the installation of a lift to provide access to the first floor and the creation of an accessible toilet. The works will be completed in July 2020.

Woollahra Golf Club

Completed works include a new wheelchair ramp providing access to the club house and an accessible car spot. The Club also provides an accessible toilet.