Living in Alice


Access Pol­i­cy

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil strives to meet access needs in terms of pub­lic infra­struc­ture, trans­port, infor­ma­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and atti­tudes irre­spec­tive of socioe­co­nom­ic sta­tus, cul­ture, gen­der, lan­guage or phys­i­cal or men­tal abil­i­ty of the mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty. Read our Access Policy.

May­oral Awards

The Alice Springs May­oral Awards are cel­e­brat­ed in line with the Inter­na­tion­al Day of Peo­ple with a Dis­abil­i­ty (IDP­wD) to high­light the con­tri­bu­tions made by indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ty and by indi­vid­u­als for dis­abil­i­ty com­mu­ni­ties. More infor­ma­tion can be found on the May­oral Awards page.

Dis­abil­i­ty Park­ing Permits

Dis­abil­i­ty Park­ing Per­mits can be found here.

Alice Springs CBD Mobil­i­ty Access Map

This map iden­ti­fies facil­i­ties for per­sons with mobil­i­ty dif­fi­cul­ties includ­ing acces­si­ble park­ing, audio tac­tile traf­fic lights and ramp loca­tions. It can be down­loaded as a PDF.

Access Advi­so­ry Committee

The Alice Springs Town Coun­cil Access Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee informs and advis­es the Coun­cil on com­mu­ni­ty access issues in Alice Springs. The char­ter is to pro­mote and enhance Access for All” in Alice Springs to both Coun­cil ser­vices and facil­i­ties as well as those in the broad­er com­mu­ni­ty. Com­mit­tee mem­ber­ship is made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Coun­cil, includ­ing the May­or and Elect­ed Mem­bers, NT Gov­ern­ment depart­ments and local organ­i­sa­tions as well as indi­vid­ual mem­bers from the com­mu­ni­ty. Min­utes from the Alice Springs Town Coun­cil meet­ings can be found on the Coun­cil Com­mit­tees page.

Library Ser­vices

The library pro­vides a home ser­vice for those unable to come to the library on a reg­u­lar basis due to phys­i­cal frailty, infir­mi­ty or dis­abil­i­ty. More infor­ma­tion can be found on the Library Ser­vices page.

Alice Springs Aquat­ics and Leisure Centre

The Alice Springs Aquat­ic and Leisure Cen­tre offers:

  • A heat­ed indoor 8 lane 25 metre pool.
  • 20 metre pool with beach entry, dis­abled ramp access, indoor spa/​lazy riv­er and a 4 lane learn-to-swim section.
  • Out­door 50 metre swim­ming lap pool.
  • Hoist and wheel chair pool access for the indoor pools.
  • Med­ical oxy­gen is avail­able on premises.

More infor­ma­tion and times can be found on the ASALC page.

Bus Ser­vice Information

Pub­lic trans­port bus­es have a low floor design and are fit­ted with ramps that accom­mo­date access for the stan­dard wheel­chairs and light weight mobil­i­ty aids. Alice Springs Bus timeta­bles can be found here.

Alice Springs Services

Dis­abil­i­ty Advo­ca­cy Ser­vice (DAS)

Incite Arts

Bin­di Art

Life With­out Barriers

Equip­ment for Hire: Keep Mov­ing

Hands on People