We know how difficult it can be to find accessibility information online, whether you’re simply grabbing a coffee with friends or planning a dream holiday with your family.
It can be a time-consuming, frustrating process, especially when the details that are available are inaccurate or not relevant to you.
That’s why we have created the Accessible Australia app, a free online resource where you can access first-hand reviews and experiences and share your feedback to help others!
With listings including hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars, shopping centres, public bathrooms, beaches, parks and more, the number of reviews is growing every day.
More than 5,100 people are already using Accessible Australia and as word continues to spread, we expect many more users to join us. With over 4.4 million Australians living with a disability, the marketplace is huge. The domestic accessible tourism market in Australia has been estimated at $8 Billion annually and being seen on Accessible Australia is an easy way to expose your offerings to this market.
1. Search and find points of interest
2. Make sure the points of interest suit your access needs
3. Check out reviews from your peers – to make a more informed decision
4. leave a review to help others in the community
5. Add points of interest not listed.
Accessible Tourism is the ongoing endeavour to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.
Analysis estimated that the Inclusive Tourism market in Australia was worth up to $8.9 billion annually. Despite Covid disruptions it is likely that this sector will continue to grow as our population ages and more people experience some level of disability.
There is growing evidence to show that businesses and councils that are prepared to provide better information and physical access as well as appropriate and respectful customer service will create more opportunities to tap into this market
accessibleaustralia.com.au - A website created to help seniors, baby boomers, people with disabilities and anyone with special requirements, find accessible accommodation, restaurants, activities and more around Australia.
Tap into a high value market by improving your accessibility
“I checked into a hotel recently in Brisbane, the person on reception dealt with me as if I was an inconvenience when I provided my booking confirmation. She then went on to tell me that ‘we have one of those rooms ready’. When I arrived at my room I found that the bathroom area was being used as a part-time storeroom. After contacting reception to explain the situation I got told someone would be up to move the boxes, 90 minutes later I was still unable to use the bathroom. I was left feeling unwelcome and inadequate as a human being”. – Bill Peacock, Spinal Life Member
Knowing where to start can be the hardest step. That’s why we’re making improving your accessibility as easy and affordable as possible. Small changes can have a big impact, and we’re here to support you along the way. Access our range of free resources below or book your FREE accessibility consultation today.
· Take our accessibility quiz to see how you rank in the accessibility scale
· Download our FREE Business Accessibility Toolkit for tips, tricks and information on improving your accessibility
The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse which was set up in 2001, is collaboratively owned by all eight of the official State and Territory Tourism Organisations (STOs).
There are many ways you can connect with Tourism Australia to benefit from our campaign activity, research, market data and more to grow your tourism business.
Tourism Research Australia, in partnership with Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy branch of the Victorian Government, and Tourism and Events Queensland, commissioned a study into accessible tourism in Victoria, Queensland and Australia. The research was conducted between April and August 2017.
Our core belief is that travel is a force for good when practised responsibly, that travel enriches those who are touched by it either directly or indirectly. Travelling with a disability requires a lot of organisation, but information on accessibility is often hard to find. Around 50% of people with a disability would travel more if they could be sure more accessible facilities were available.