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Toilet Map

13 Jan 2014How many times have you gone somewhere and needed to find a disabled toilet and you have no idea where to start looking for one.

Well, you can find out where they are here: https://toiletmap.gov.au/

By putting in the state, clicking on the area that you are in within the state, a list of addresses will come up for you to find a toilet at. Hopefully there is one close by.

There are many accessible toilets throughout Australia to vary levels that you can use. Unfortunately the site does not give any information or pictures of the bathroom, but its a good start.

Yesterday I was in Sydney and wanted to use the bathroom. I headed towards Westfield as they have great bathrooms. They are set up well with automatic doors. The bathroom was LOCKED! I found a cleaner who told me to go find security, to which I asked her to go for me as I was new to the shops. Eventually I got to use the facility much to my relief! Apparently the toilet is locked so that not everyone uses it. Unfortunately by locking it NOBODY uses it!




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Ben from Blue Mountains posted on 5 Feb 2014
I had the same problem, but I never got the toilet unlocked this was in the carpark beside Franklins. Apparently all the public disabled toilets in the Blue Mountains are locked, and as I discovered I was able to get a key to unlock them. Naturally I have never needed to use them again and that was 3 years ago. This is referred to as MLAK or Master Locksmith Access Keys, an innovative system that allows 24 hours a day access to public facilities (e.g. toilets for people with a disability, elevators at railway stations, National Park facilities, and adaptive playground equipment) using a universal lock. It is a nationally recognised key system that was trialled and introduced in the mid 1990s by Pittwater Council in conjunction with ACROD Ltd NSW Division, Technical Aid for the Disabled (TAD) and the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia Ltd (MLAA) to improve access for people with disabilities. I hope this information helps, I am looking to find a website that will help anyone in a wheelchair with any questions or queries they may find they need answers to. and one that will actually be useful and up to date. Cheers

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