Council works to ensure equity of access to services and facilities for all residents of our City.
Assistance animals are welcome at Council buildings and facilities and you will find accessible facilities at beaches, swim centres and other recreational spaces in Lake Macquarie City.
Check our Playgrounds page for accessibility information.
To locate a public toilet with accessible facilities at parks and playgrounds in Lake Macquarie, visit the National Public Toilet Map.
MLAK is a universal lock and key system that allows people with a disability access to public facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including wheelchair accessible toilets and Liberty swings.
Council is continuing to implement the MLAK system to some of our amenities. A limited number of Master Locksmith Access Keys (MLAK) are available from Council to eligible Lake Macquarie residents at no cost.
The MLAK system restricts usage to eligible persons and organisations. The system is supported and promoted by major disability groups throughout Australia as a means of ensuring people with disabilities have access to toilet facilities.
Check the National Public Toilet Map for MLAK locations.
Primarily designed for use by people with reduced mobility, these vehicles are regarded as pedestrians, so no registration or licence is required.
View our Scooter Survival Guide(PDF, 290KB) for road safety advice for motorised wheelchairs, motorised scooters or gophers.