Perth Zoo - A great place to visit if time permits ! Australia’s best small zoo is just 5 minutes from the Perth CBD on the banks of the Swan River. Perth Zoo is open every day of the year - in fact it has not closed for a single day since it opened back in 1898. You will need at least half-a-day to see everything Perth Zoo has to offer but we recommend a full day to make the most of your visit. Zoo Opening Times
Open 9am to 5pm, every day of the year.
Perth Gold Bullion / Mint - one of the stops along our tour
Western Australian Government website
Department of Conservation and Land Management - Forest and Parks managers for the state.
Since its formation in 1985, CALM (and subsequently DEC) has endeavoured to improve public access and upgrade or provide new visitor facilities and services suitable for use by all members of the community including people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Because of the size, remoteness and ruggedness of many of our national parks, State Forest areas and other reserves, this has not been an easy undertaking. Nevertheless, the department has made considerable progress and a significant number of recreation and tourism destinations throughout the State now have wheelchair accessible facilities such as parking areas, toilets and walkways. The DEC ParkFinder is an invaluable aid to finding out about some of the parks with universally accessible facilities.
The Independent Living Centre of Western Australia
ILCWA is a not for profit organisation staffed by teams of qualified and experienced health professionals who provide customers who have disabilities, mobility and accessibility problems with personalised assistance to find the best solution for their needs that will maximise their quality of life.
Solutions include information, advice, support and training about suitable assistive technology and equipment, funding options, assessment and referral pathways, linking to community services, respite options and culturally appropriate care. Our services are accessed by people with disability, older people, their carers, service providers, health professionals, educators and suppliers, and Home and Community Care services providers via the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.
Disability Services Commission
The Disability Services Commission, established in December 1993 under the Disability Services Act 1993 (WA), is the State Government agency responsible for advancing opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disabilities. The Commission provides a range of direct services and support and also funds non-government agencies to provide services to people with disabilities, their families and carers.
Technology Assisting Disability WA Inc. (TADWA) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, the frail aged, and those caring for them, through the application of technology and the skills of volunteers
TADWA started out in 1984 when a number of Telecom employees banded together to supply communications equipment for a person with a disability. Since that time TADWA has broadened its range of services and helped many individuals and families throughout the state.
TADWA operates through the activities of a pool of volunteers with a broad range of design, engineering, paramedical, craft, electronic, mechanical, computer and administrative skills. The volunteers devote their time and skills to develop, construct and modify devices.