Whiteman Park is proud of its facilities for people with disabilities.
Whiteman Park aims to be a fully inclusive destination for people with disability to socialise with their families and friends, with almost all areas of the Park accessible to all.
The Village shops and toilets are accessible by wheelchair and there are ramps at the entrance to all buildings. All three museums and Caversham Wildlife Park are also wheelchair-friendly.
Want to go on a train ride? Bennett Brook Railway have a dedicated train carriage they constructed to enable visitors in wheelchairs to enjoy the vintage train rides around the Park.
For those visiting Pia's Place, our all-abilities playspace at Mussel Pool East, or who are simply wanting to enjoy a tram ride, you can catch a heritage electric tram from the Village, as both the tram stops at the Visitor Information Centre and at Pia's Place, have accessible platforms. Please note, however, that not all of the trams in the fleet are accessible by wheelchair due to their historical nature and they do not operate every day.
A number of Whiteman Park's venue hire facilities are disability and mobility access friendly. If you are in need of an easy-access shelter, choose from the list below when booking. These shelters have paths or paving up to the edge of the shelter, affording easier access for those with mobility issues.
|Village shelters||A, B1, D2, K, L and M|
|Mussel Pool shelters||P1, P2, S and X2|
A Changing Places facility is located at the Mussel Pool West toilet block, adjacent to Pia's Place and opposite the Dog Park. Situated alongside car park 23, the facility is easily accessed via a series of shared use paths in the area.
Our Changing Places facility provides people with high support needs and their carers the amenities they need to comfortably enjoy an outing in the Park. The facility includes:
- a height-adjustable adult-sized change table
- a ceiling track hoist system
- a toilet and shower with circulation space
- an automatic door with a clear opening.
The Changing Places facility can only be accessed with a MLAK key for users safety and facility cleanliness.
Other toilet facilities
Accessible toilets are also available at each public toilet block throughout the Park, including:
Many of Whiteman Park's attractions participate in the Companion Card program. Free entry is available for carers when the card is shown at Caversham Wildlife Park and the Motor Museum of WA. Discounted fares are given to both carer and Companion Card holder for tram rides and vintage train rides upon presentation of the card.
ACROD parking bays are located in the following car parks.
|Car Park||Best access for|
|Village||2, 5, 7, 8, 11 and outside the Caversham Wildlife Park entrance|
|Mussel Pool||21, 22, 23 (both nearest to the Dog Park entrance and adjacent to Pia's Place), 24, 26|
|Car park 2||Revolutions Transport Museum, vintage train rides, Shelter A|
|Car park 5||Woodland Reserve, Shelter C|
|Car park 7 & 8||Caversham Wildlife Park*, Village attractions|
*There are additional bays outside the Wildlife Park entrance, on their service road.
|Car park 11||Motor Museum, Tractor Museum, Village Cafe, Shelter M|
|Car park 21||Pia's Place, Shelter R|
|Car park 22||Shelters U and V, Mussel Pool|
|Car park 23||Pia's Place, Dog Park, Shelters P1, P2 and S|
|Car park 24||Shelter X2|
|Car park 26||Shelter Q1 and Q2, Mussel Pool|
We have two standard wheelchairs available to borrow from the Visitor Information Centre from 10.00am – 4.00pm on weekends, and 10.00am – 3.00pm weekdays. These are also available outside these hours by prior arrangement only.
A driver's license is required to secure your hire.