Accessible Beaches

Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchair access available on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays from the start of Patrols in September until completion in May each year from 9am – 4pm

Burleigh Heads has kilometres of beaches and foreshore areas which are greatly valued by our Club who in conjunction with our Council is committed to provide access and enjoyment to the public. Our Club would like to ensure that key foreshore locations, such as the beaches, are accessible for all to enjoy.

While disability can impact individuals in many different forms, some of the largest impacts on people with a disability are physical barriers within the built and natural environment, restricting their ability to conduct their lives in a spontaneous and unplanned manner. It is understood that if a community is physically accessible for people with a disability there is increased access for all community members such as older people, children and pram users.

These accessible features will be available subject to weather conditions, availability and bookings.

Accessible Beach Matting & Wheelchairs

The provision of rubber matting across the soft sand to the hard sand aids in providing a firm supportive base for wheelchairs, prams, walking and mobility aids.

Where: Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC cnr Goodwin Terrace & Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.

The access point is in front of the Surf Life Saving Club’s clubhouse. Depending on the tide, the matting may not always reach the water, however it will reach the hard sand.

When: available Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays during the Surf Life Saving patrol season the hours are (9am to 4pm) from September to May each year.

Who: anyone is able to use the matting, however it is particularly helpful with people in wheelchairs, prams, walking and mobility aids to pass over the soft sand and get to the hard sand.

Other accessible features: Accessible parking and toilets are available at the beach.

The wheelchairs are available on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays. Bookings are recommended by emailing [email protected].

For any enquiries contact [email protected] or phone our Club Support Officer 07 5535 2419 and press 3.

Use of the Beach Wheelchair is free, conditional upon users reading the Hire Agreement and Saftey Procedures, and signing the Indemnity Form before the beach wheelchair can be used. You can complete the Hire Agreement at the time that you attend our Club to use once a booking has been made.

‘This beach access equipment was donated to our club by the City of Gold Coast as part of their beach access program, to make beaches more accessible for everyone’.

Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club (21)