Disability information

Disability Action Week 2018!

Disability Action Week will be held from 9 - 15 September 2018. This year’s theme, Everybody has a role to play, encourages us all to make small changes to create a more welcoming place for people with disability.

Access and Inclusion Action Plan

The Cairns Regional Council Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2021 is aimed at fostering an organisational and regional commitment to recognising the contributions and enhancing participation levels of people of all abilities in the Cairns community.

Accessible Cairns: Access for All Directory

Our Access for All Directory helps locals and visitors with a disability, as well as their family, friends, carers and support workers, to plan their trip to and access services around the Cairns region.

  • Would you like your business to be listed in the Access for All Directory? If so, contact Council's Access & Equity Officer by email disability@cairns.qld.gov.au.
  • To help make our region more accessible, we invite visitors to take our quick Cairns Accessible Tourism survey. Your experiences and feedback will tell us how we can improve the quality, availability and accessibility of tourism services and facilities in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

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Accessibility topics and FAQs

Cyclone and emergency accessible information

Council has prepared cyclone information in different formats to ensure all sections of our community can plan, pack and listen.

People with hearing or vision impairments or complex communication needs can use our accessible and multi-lingual cyclone and emergency information resources.

Disability Action Week

Disability Action Week is held annually in September and aims to empower people with a disability, raise awareness of disability issues, and improve access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

Last updated: 14 September 2018