Disability Access and Inclusion

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley prepares and implements a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan to ensure Council services are available to all community members (ratepayers and residents). The Disability Access and Inclusion Plan are prepared in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1993. A full copy of the Shire’s current plan is available below: 

Disability Access Inclusion Plan 2021-2026

Disability Access Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2026 Easy English

Disability Access Inclusion Plan 2017-2022

For any enquiries relating to Shire's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan, please contact the Community Development team on 9168 4100.

Disability and Inclusion Committee (DAIC)

In 2021, The Disability Access and Inclusion Committee (DAIC) was formed to report on the outcomes of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The committee consists of community members and disability industry works and makes recommendations on the implementation of the Shire’s DAIP and ensures that all members of the community regardless of their race, disability, age, religion or education level have access to all Council services, information and facilities, in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1993 and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. DAIC meets bi-monthly, If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the Community Grants and Events Officer at events@swek.wa.gov.au.

See the Disability Access and Inclusion Committees Terms of Reference Here:

DAIC meetings minutes

Date Minutes Location
30/10/23 DAIC Minutes 30 October 2023 Kununurra Council Chambers
24/07/23 DAIC Minutes 24 July 2023

Kununurra Council Chambers

22/02/23 DIAC Minutes 22 Feb 23.pdf

Kununurra Council Chambers

17/10/22 DAIC Minutes 17/10/22dpf

Kununurra Council Chambers

25/07/22 DAIC Minutes 25/07/22

Kununurra Council Chambers

DAIC Minutes 02/05/22

Kununurra Council Chambers

14/02/22 DAIC Minutes

Kununurra Council Chambers

‘You’re Welcome’ – Access and Inclusion Project

The You're Welcome WA Access Initiative provides Local Governments and local communities with an opportunity to provide clear access information about their local facilities and amenities to people of all ages and abilities living in or visiting their locality.

The two main objectives of You’re Welcome WA are to:

  • enable people with disabilities, their families and carers to participate in community life by encouraging community and businesses to make their services and facilities accessible; and
  • provide accurate easy to obtain information so that people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access their local communities.

A third additional and complementary objective of You’re Welcome is to:

  • establish links between people with disabilities, government and the community, including business, that will help to create Western Australia as an accessible community.

You’re Welcome WA aims to make Western Australia an accessible State through three strategies:

  1. Collecting accurate access information so that people with disabilities know how to access local business and community attractions, services and facilities.
  2. Developing and maintaining easy-to-obtain online access information to publicise community business and attractions.
  3. Providing practical information to assist business and community groups to expand their customer base by making their services more access friendly.

Currently, 'you’re Welcome WA' is being implemented by 26 Local Governments throughout Western Australia with funding and support from a partnership between WALGA and the DSC. Other You’re Welcome partners include the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Rottnest Island Authority.

For more information contact the You’re Welcome WA Coordinator, Community Access and Information Branch, Disability Services Commission, 146 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6872 or telephone 08 9426 9301.

You're Welcome Website

Accessible Events Checklist

The National Relay Service

The National Relay Service provides an Australia-wide telephone service to those who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment as well as for people who want to call someone with an impairment. For further information click here.

24-hour relay call numbers - 

TTY/voice calls   133 677            Speak & Listen    1300 555 727

Useful Links

Disability Services Commission 
Care Options
Volunteer Taskforce
Home and Community Care (HACC)
Association of the Blind WA 
Commonwealth Carelink
Life Without Barriers
People With Disabilities (WA) Inc
WA Disabled Sports Association Inc
Recreation and Sport Network Inc
Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts WA
Creating Inclusive Events Checklist and Information