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Especially for children

All-terrain wheelchair

Brimbank Park Playscape

The Brimbank Park Playscape is a haven for creative play that will inspire children and their families to connect with nature. The playscape has been designed specifically to create opportunities for children of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs, to join with their families to have fun in the park, play, explore and socialise in the outdoors.

The playground design embraces several themes which focus on the indigenous and European history of the land where Brimbank Park is located. There are a range of tactile circular paths and animal sculptures that children can explore. There is signage in Braille and Auslan throughout the playground and an accessible water fountain. The playground includes swings catering for younger and older children with physical disabilities, a hammock, an accessible sand pit, interactive and colourful murals, a “build it yourself cubby house”, and many other exciting features.  

Brimbank Park is located in Keilor East and is open seven days a week from 8.30am to 5.30pm (8.30am to 7.00pm during Daylight Savings).   

Buchan Caves Reserve

At Gippsland’s famous Buchan Caves, a Stairclimber and motorised all-terrain wheelchair enable people with a disability to enjoy the spectacular caves and their surrounds. In the past, the steep and narrow steps leading to the caves made it impossible for those using a wheelchair or walking stick to access the caves. However, the specially designed stairclimber that is operated by Parks Victoria Cave Guides, can take children and small adults with limited mobility into one of the most spectacular viewing areas of Fairy Cave.    

A motorised all-terrain wheelchair is also available at Buchan Caves Reserve to help people with limited mobility explore the Reserve.

Beach access wheelchairs

Chairs especially for children are also available at Wilsons Promontory National Park, Coolart Historic Area and for the Mornington Peninsula region.