Accessibility Weekend celebrates access and inclusion

Accessibility Weekend celebrates access and inclusionIndependence Australia has teamed up with Victoria's favourite tourist attractions to host Accessibility Weekend (November 15 - 16).

Now in its tenth year, Accessibility Weekend will see over 20 attractions across Victoria open their doors for free to wheelchair users and a carer.

Accessibility Weekend is held as part of the national campaign, Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week (SCIAW) running from November 9 - 16 and celebrates the importance of access and inclusion for people living with a physical disability.

Participating in Accessibility Weekend is SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium who will provide wheelchair users with free access to all exhibits.

Enjoy 12 zones of discovery from the stunning Croc Lair, the Bay of Rays where you can wonder at the world's only display of Elephant Sharks, the colourful Seahorse Pier and of course Penguin Playground which is home to the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins.

SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium is also generously offering accompanying family and friends a 20% discount on admission fees across the weekend (maximum 4).

NGV International on St Kilda Road will also be offering free entry on Accessibility Weekend to wheelchair users and their carers. As part of Accessibility Weekend the iconic Melbourne gallery will provide attendees free access to the highly anticipated exhibition 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk'

Other attractions participating in Accessibility Weekend include:

  • Tennis World
  • IMAX Melbourne
  • Art Gallery of Ballarat
  • Maru Koala & Animal Park
  • Central Deborah Gold Mine
  • Surfworld Museum Torquay
  • Living Legends
  • And many more...

You can register to attend Accessibility Weekend for free by clicking here. You will then be provided with coupons to take along to participating attractions.

Photo competition

During Accessibility Weekend snap a picture of yourself at participating attractions to be in with a chance of winning a $100 VISA gift card.

Upload your photo to either Facebook or Twitter, include the hashtag #AccessWeekend and you'll automatically be entered into the draw.

You can also enter more than one photo, so what are you waiting for - get snapping!