Stylish, arty Melbourne is both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and it’s proud of its place as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Use our guide to improve your stay around one of the world’s most liveable cities.
HOW TO GET THERE
Melbourne Tullamarine Aiport Accessibility Info
25 km to the city
Approx $65 by taxi
SkyBus Transport to & from Melbourne Airport – Adult $36 return.
The Skybus has wheelchair seating on each bus. SkyBus operates four services from Melbourne Airport providing passengers fast airport transfers to Melbourne City, Docklands and Southbank, St Kilda and Frankston and surrounding bayside suburbs.
Avalon Accessibility Info, located nearer to Geelong.
20km to Geelong
Approx $50 by taxi
Airport Shuttle services available
Be prepared to do a lot of walking if you want to get around the inner city of Melbourne. The streets are hilly and the city is spread out, so if you have limited time, stay close to the attractions or restaurants you want to check out.
The City of Melbourne have a host of information on public transport, parking, taxis and amenities.
The Melbourne Mobility Centre is located on the 1st floor of the Federation Square Car Park (ground level adjacent to the ArtPlay playground).
You can hire mobility and access equipment from Travellers Aid, located at Flinders Street station and Southern Cross station. You can book online at Travellers Aid or by phoning the service on 03 9610 2030.
Lonely Planet Guide to Melbourne City for people with disabilities.
Bourke St Mall is not to be missed, start from the Swanston St end and make your way down.
Melbourne has a variable climate, heating up December to February (Summer), cooling down March to May (Autumn), chilling out June to August (Winter), and warming up again September to November (Spring).
Melbourne is a hive of activity all year round, theatre, exhibitions, sporting events, markets, festivals and concerts. Visit Melbourne have a comprehensive guide to the events.
GOOD TO KNOW
The free City Circle tram is not wheelchair accessible.
Melbourne CBD does have a Free Tram Zone, download the map to find the accessible platforms and the newer trams are accessible. Most tram routes are entirely within the free Zone, however tram routes 75, 86 and 109 extend into the zone boundary overlap and if you are travelling into these zones you may need a Myki card.
If you want to get around the city a little easier, consider hiring a Smart Drive or be prepared to take a few drinks stops on your travels, which should be easy enough as Melbourne is a mecca for all things food and drink!
Short on time, stay around the South Bank area, there is plenty to see and do.
Keep an eye out for the City Ambassadors in their distinctive red uniforms and get personal assistance with directions, public transport enquiries, events and more.
Hire some adaptive equipment from Disability Sport and Recreation Vic to help enjoy more of this part of the world.
GETTING OUT OF THE CITY
Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state. Learn more