Access to Council services and information
Disability affects more than 20 per cent of people in Moreland.
Disability can be caused by illness, an accident or a genetic condition, or be a result of getting older.
In the future there will be more people with disability in Moreland. Disability increases with age, our population is growing older and life expectancies are higher.
How Council can help
Council supports people with disability to participate in the community by:
- providing home, personal and respite care and community transport services
- employing a MetroAccess Officer as part of the MetroAccess program in local government
- ensuring Active Moreland leisure centres and swimming pools are accessible to people with disability (some leisure centres have accessible gym equipment)
- helping local businesses be accessible
- running disability awareness training for Council staff
- consulting the community about disability access and inclusion, including through our Disability Policy and Advisory Committee, and
- supporting International Day of People with Disability events in the first week of December each year to celebrate the contributions of people with disability in Moreland.
Access to Council information
Council wants to make sure people with disability can find and use all Council services and information.
Speak and listen
Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (03) 9240 1111.
Internet relay users
Connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 9240 1111.
The Moreland City Council website has been designed to meet WCAG guidelines Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It also meets the requirements of the Victorian government and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. The website's accessibility statement describes the accessibility features.
If you require information in alternative formats, for example, large font, please contact Council.