Access and Inclusion

Inclusive Communities Plan

The City of PAE has resolved to endorse a draft Inclusive Communities Plan for a period of community engagement.

The purpose of the Inclusive Communities Plan is to provide an integrated whole of Council approach and commitment to strengthen inclusion and access for all, through some key themes being:

  • commitment
  • advocacy
  • culture
  • built environment
  • products and services
  • communications and marketing
  • information communication technology

We have a strong history of developing plans that focus on access and inclusion. This Inclusive Communities Plan 2019-2024, and highlights our continued commitment to access and inclusion in all aspects of community life. This draft plan is intended to meet Council’s obligations under the new Disability Inclusion Act 2018.

To assist us, we would like your feedback on the proposal to adopt the draft plan which will be in effect until 2024, and during this time will guide Council and hold us accountable to improving access and inclusion in its operations and community.  Learn more and read the plan at

Beach Access Mats

Beach Access is something many people take for granted.  Access to local beaches can be limited and sometimes impossible for members of the community who have additional mobility requirements.  The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is working collaboratively with the public to improve access to key locations for people with disabilities

Our Beach Access mats provide a safer path of travel than the usual beach access points and are suitable for wheelchairs, gophers, prams, walking frames and crutches, as well as providing a clear path of egress for those with visual impairments. They are also helpful for older dogs to be able to access the beach for physical activity.

Changing Places at Parks Library and the Lights

With an adult change table and tracking hoist system, both the Parks Library and the Lights Community and Sports Centre include recognised Changing Places to help individuals and their support provider to participate in the social life of our community. The Changing Places also features a nature-inspired ceiling design in colours which are both calming and soothing. The Parks Library was the first accredited Changing Places in South Australia. 


  • adult change table
  • tracking hoist system
  • peninsula toilet
  • privacy curtain

The facility is accessible using a MLAK key (a key is also available from the Customer Service Desk).

View our opening hours and you can find out more about Changing Places Australia.

Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK)

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield will be using MLAK to secure entry in some public spaces. This includes some of our accessible toilet facilities.

MLAK is a security system that enables people with disabilities to gain 24/7 access to a network of public facilities all across Australia.

You can apply for your own key * by visiting the Master Locksmiths Association of Australia web page and completing the application form.

*MLAK keys cost $20 including GST and applications will need to be validated.

Eligibility is restricted to people who have a disability or have written authority from:

  • a doctor
  • a disability organisation
  • community health centre
  • the owner or management of a building with an accessible toilet on site

If you do not have your own key there will be a notice posted at each facility to let you know where you can borrow one.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at
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