Accessible community facilities

Changing Places

Changing Places facility on Rockingham ForeshoreChanging Places are larger than standard accessible bathrooms which are specifically designed for people with high support needs who need additional space and assistance to manage their bathroom needs while out in the community, and for whom universal access toilets are not suitable.

You can learn more about these facilities on the Changing Places websiteopens in a new window.

The City received grant funding from the State Government's Department of Communities Changing Places Grant Program to establish a Changing Places facility on the Rockingham Foreshore.opens in a new window


Changing Places are available at: 

  • Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore (adjacent to public toilets, which includes accessible toilet)
  • Stockland Baldivis (Shopping Centre) 

Find a Changing Places toilet in WAopens in a new window

The National Public Toilet Map show the location of accessible toilets, including Changing Places and Universal Access Toilets.

National Public Toilet Mapopens in a new window

Features of Changing Places Facilities

  • an adult-sized, height-adjustable changing table*
  • ceiling hoist**
  • a centrally located peninsula toilet 
  • a shower with a seat
  • additional circulation space 
  • an automatic door 
  • a privacy screen

*The adult-sized, height adjustable change table is a Nivano 200kg change table with fold-out guard.

**The hoist is a CHS K440/C450 Fixed motor ceiling hoist (200kg max).


Slings (disposable or otherwise) are not provided in Changing Places. We encourage you to bring your own sling if required. If you are unsure about your sling’s compatibility with the hoist provided, please contact the supplier, manufacturer or prescribing therapist, or call the Independent Living Centre’s Advisory Service on 1300 885 886 for advice.


To ensure the facility is available for those who need it, Changing Places are only accessible with the use of a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK).

MLAK Keys are currently free for people who hold a WA Companion Card, as part of a WA State Government initiative. To apply, email and provide your full name, date of birth and current postal address, or call 1800 617 337.

Otherwise, MLAK keys can be purchased by people with disability, family members, support workers and disability service organisations. To order a MLAK key, visit the Master Locksmiths website. 

An MLAK key can also be borrowed for single use from the City of Rockingham on 9528 0333 or Alternatively, use the Cruising Yacht Club, located on 2 Val Street, Rockingham, near the Changing Places Facility in Churchill Park on 9527 5468.Aa key can be borrowed from the City of Rockingham or the Cruising Yacht Club for a single use.opens in a new window

An accessible toilet that does not require the use of an MLAK key is located in the public toilets adjacent to the Changing Places facility.

Playgrounds and parks

The City is blessed with a diverse range of parks and outdoor spaces to suit every occasion and many have features that make them accessible. Search for parks, reserves and sporting venues within the City.

The parks highlighted below offer high levels of accessibility and offer elements that make them a great place to visit for people of all ages and abilities.

Harbour Playground Harbour Playground

The Harbour Playground

The Harbour Playground inclusive play space is on the Secret Harbour foreshore and is designed for all ages and abilities. It is a play space for the entire community which provides opportunities for families and friends with different abilities and skills to play alongside each other in a safe environment. The park features an “underwater cave” with a giant octopus.

All areas of the cave, including the tunnel, are accessible and offer a range of play pieces including seaweed ropes, slides and a giant whirlpool net. There are also a wide range of play areas that include a cruise line swing and a wheelchair-accessible roundabout.

Find out more about The Harbour Playground

Fantasy Park Fantasy Park

Fantasy Park

This award-winning accessible playground for people with disability is located on Rand Avenue, Waikiki.

The park features:

  • a sensory garden and touching panels for the visually impaired
  • large stone animal sculptures designed for interactive play
  • user-friendly barbecues and picnic tables
  • eight accessible parking bays on site
  • accessible unisex toilet on site
  • a pick-up/set down bay suitable for a bus is provided in the parking area.

Find out more about Fantasy Park

Hearing loops

Hearing loop at the libraryPortable, cross the counter hearing loops provide hearing aid wearers with assistance in situations where they are having one-to-one conversations in meetings, at reception desks or other customer service situations.

These units are now available to provide assistance to customers at the following locations:

  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre
  • Warnbro Community Library
  • Rockingham Library
  • Safety Bay Library
  • Autumn Centre
  • Aqua Jetty
  • Administration Building.

What is a hearing loop?

A hearing loop (sometimes called an induction loop) is an assistive listening device that benefits people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to the T position.

Benefits include:

  • unwanted background noise is minimised
  • sound goes directly into the hearing aid
  • can be used by anyone with a compatible hearing aid. (Please note that not all hearing aids have a T position).

Community facilities

  • Aqua Jetty in Warnbro is one of the City's and WA's premier aquatic and health facilities. It offers a range of programs and facilities for all of our residents.

    Find out more information about access and inclusion at Aqua Jetty, or contact the team on 9591 0888 or at

  • The Mike Barnett Sports Complex is one of the region’s most significant leisure facilities and is located on the corner of Dixon Road and Goddard Street, Rockingham.

    We endeavour to include the whole of the community with facilities and programs adapted to ensure everyone can participate, with suitable access provided throughout the centre.

    All courts are accessible and universally accessible toilets and change rooms are located within easy access of the foyer and courts.

    Find out more information about access and inclusion at the sports complex, contact the team on 9591 0850 or email

  • The City has four libraries that support the whole community with a wide range of services, events and programs. The libraries are all accessible venues and the staff design programs and events to cater for a range of different ages, interests and abilities.

    Find out more about what is available through our libraries, including digital resources, the Rockingham Toy Library and the Housebound Library Service.

    The libraries can be contacted via the below email and phone:

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    Mary Davies Library and Community 0800
    Rockingham Central 8683
    Safety Bay 8611
    Warnbro Community 8577


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