Beach Wheelchairs and Mobi Mat

 

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Using the wheelchair

When picking up the wheelchair a demonstration will be provided to you by one of our lifeguards. 

For the safety and convenience of users and other beach goers, some conditions apply to the use of the wheelchair:

  • The beach wheelchair can only be booked during times when lifeguards are on duty.
  • The maximum length of booking time is 4 hours per person.
  • A carer must be present at all times.
  • The lifeguard on duty will determine appropriate weather conditions for use.
  • The user/carer has the responsibility to look after the chair at all times.
  • The user and/or carer must read and sign the use policy before the beach wheelchair can be given to you.
  • The user/carer must return the beach wheelchair to the storage facility and inform the lifeguard that it has been returned.

Book the beach wheelchair

Mobi Mat

Council has a mobility mat for community use, free of charge.
The Mobi Mat is available on request 7 days a week from 8am to
4pm in summer and 10am to 2pm in winter.

Bookings

Bookings are necessary and can be made online, or by contacting the Lifeguard Headquarters on 02 8522 2100.
The Mobi Mat is a long sturdy mat which can be rolled out over the top of soft sand to ensure everyone can get to the water’s edge – including people who use a wheelchair, or who have difficulty walking. The Mobi Mat is available for use at Cronulla Beach (South). A support person is required to assist with use and the mat may need to be accessed by using the beach wheel chair.

 

BOOK THE MOBI MAT

 

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Using the Mobi Mat

When using the Mobi  Mat and Beach Wheelchairs a demonstration will be provided to you by one of our lifeguards. 

For the safety and convenience of users and other beach goers, some conditions apply to the use of the Mobi Mat:

  • The Mobi Mat will need to be booked one day prior for set up and can only be used during times when lifeguards are on duty and conditions permitting.
  • The maximum length of booking time is 4 hours per person.
  • A support person must be present to assist the user at all times.
  • The user/support person has the responsibility to look after the Mobi Mat at all times.
  • The user and/or support person must read and sign the use policy before the beach wheelchair can be given to you.
  • The user/support person must return the beach wheelchair (if used) to the storage facility and inform the lifeguard that it has been returned.

BOOK THE MOBI MAT

 

Beach Wheelchairs

Council has 2 beach wheelchairs available for community use;  the Free Wheeler by Northcott and the Hippocampe –All-Terraine wheelchair. The chairs are available free of charge, for short term loans and can be used on the sand and in the water.  Beach wheelchairs provide people with the freedom to enjoy beach activities. 

Bookings

Beach wheelchairs are available 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm in summer and 10am to 2pm in winter.

Bookings are necessary and can be made online, or by contacting the Lifeguard Headquarters on 8522 2100.

Book the Beach Wheelchair

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Accessible parking 

If you're looking to use either of the beach wheelchairs, parking is available at South Cronulla Beach in front of the Surf Life Saving Club. If you wish to use this space, please inform the lifeguard at the time of your booking so a permit can be arranged for you. Alternatively, you can drop your passenger off at this location and park elsewhere.

Partnership

Everyone should be able to enjoy our beautiful Sutherland Shire beaches.

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More information

Policies and documents

Policies

Forms

Beach Wheelchair and Mobi Mat Requests

Enquiries

Enquiries can be directed to Lifeguard Headquarters on 8522 2100 or ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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