Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    WA adds another Changing Place for people with disability

    3/12/2020 11:05 AM
    • 147 Changing Places across Australia as part of a national network
    • Bathroom facilities for people unable to use standard toilets 

    Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson has today congratulated Crown Perth on becoming the first registered hotel complex in Australia to provide a Changing Places facility for people with disability.


    Changing Places are secure, clean facilities for people with disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom when out and about in the community.


    Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with disability as they don't provide changing benches or hoists or are too small to accommodate carers at the same time. Changing Places provide equipment such as:

    • a height-adjustable adult-sized change table
    • constant-charging ceiling track hoist system
    • centrally-located peninsula toilet
    • circulation spaces as defined in the design specifications
    • automatic door with a clear opening of 950 mm at a minimum (1100 mm for beach and lake locations)
    • privacy screen. 

    The Crown Perth Changing Places facility will ensure that everyone in the community can access appropriate bathroom facilities while enjoying a day out at one of Perth's most popular entertainment destinations.


    The new facility will be located within the main Crown Metropol lobby area in between Silks and Rockpool Bar & Grill.


    There are currently 147 Changing Places across Australia, 32 of which are in Western Australia.


    Comments attributed to Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Crown Perth is a major tourism and entertainment destination in Western Australia and this Changing Places facility significantly improves amenities for people with disability to ensure they can enjoy experiences on offer.


    "Changing Places is an international standard that ensures people with disability can use bathroom facilities without risk to health, safety or their dignity.


    "The State Government is committed to improving community access and inclusion, and the growing network of Changing Places ensures people with disability, their families and carers have increased options to travel around and engage in recreation activities across Western Australia."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800