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Mandurah is a leader in creating an inclusive and accessible community. Together with our community, we've made big improvements & achievements in creating more accessible spaces, places, events and services.

The City of Mandurah is dedicated to creating the best possible experience for all visitors to the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest. The information on this page is provided to support people with disability to plan their visit to the event.

ACROD Parking Bays

ACROD parking bays can be found to the north of the event located near the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (ManPAC). Continuous connecting pathway access is provided from the ManPAC to the event.

  • 7 bays at ManPAC (9 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah)
  • 2 bays behind the Stage Door Restaurant (9 James Service Place, Mandurah)
  • 7 bays at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre (41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah)
  • 1 bay at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah)
  • 2 bays in the City of Mandurah administration customer parking (3 Peel Street, Mandurah)
  • 1 bay out the front of Council Chambers (83 Mandurah Terrace)
  • 4 bays next to the Mandurah Visitors Centre (in parking area of Mandurah Terrace, next to Council Chambers)
  • Additional bays at Mewburn Centre (Sholl St)


Drop-off Bay

To assist people who require close access to the event, and who cannot move the distance from the allocated ACROD parking bays, a drop-off bay has been provided. This area is strictly for drop-down and pick-up for people who cannot walk/move long distances.

Location: Mandjar Square car park – James Service Pl


Universal Access Toilets

Universal Access Toilets (UATS) will be located on the Eastern Foreshore in three locations – Next to the visitors centre, in the existing ablution block on the Southern end of the Foreshore, and additional accessible toilets behind the Cooking Stage.

For more information on the locations of the UATS please view the Sensory Access Map.


Changing Places Facility

Changing Places are secure, clean facilities for people with disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom when out and about. A Changing Places facility includes a ceiling hoist, adult-size change table and room for two support people.

Changing Places are unlocked using a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK). The key keeps the Changing Places secure, safe and reserved for people who need them. If you are a Companion Card holder you automatically qualify for a free MLAK. If you are not a card holder, you may still be eligible. Please contact National Disability Services to enquire, email or phone 1800 617 337.

There is a Changing Places facility located within the footprint of the Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest event at 75 Mandurah Terrace, next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre. An MLAK key can be borrowed from the Mandurah Visitor’s Centre 7 days a week between 9am - 4pm.

More information about Changing Places in Mandurah can be found on the City of Mandurah website.


Chill Out Zone

Some people have difficulties with sensory regulation in environments that have unfamiliar or unpredictable sights, sounds and smells; like at community events. A Chill Out Zone provides a quiet, visually calming space for people to visit so they can regulate their sensory needs before heading back to enjoy the event. People of all ages can experience sensory challenges.

A Chill Out Zone will be provided at the event, along the Eastern Foreshore. There will be bean bags, seats, noise reduction earmuffs, mindful colouring in and sensory tools for people to use.

The Chill Out Zone is being delivered in partnership with APM Communities.


Sensory and Access Map for Crab Fest 2023Sensory and Access Map

A Sensory and Access Map has been developed to support people to visit to the event. Sensory maps are used to prepare a person and increase the predictability of a new environment and indicate calmer, quieter places if needed. This helps to reduce sensory overwhelm, anxiety and stress.

The map also includes locations of accessibility facilities at the event including ACROD parking, toilets and Chill Out Zone.

View the Sensory and Access Map


General Event Map

A general event map has been created to assist people to plan their visit to the event. The accessible facilities have been added to the sensory map to ensure that the facilities were easily identified and not lost within the general map.

View the Event Map


Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus service will be provided for the duration of the weekend. With pick up points at Mandurah Train Station, John Tonkin Tindale St Oval, and Leslie Street Reserve.


Social Story

A social story is a document that uses storytelling techniques to explain new experiences and environments to people who are autistic or who have sensory sensitivities. Anyone who experiences anxiety, or is nervous when attending a place or event for the first time, may benefit from access to a social story.

A social story for Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest 2023 can be downloaded here. View the Social Story.


Guide Dog and Service Dog Toileting Area

Crab Fest is a dog free event, however, Guide and Assistance Dogs are welcomed at this event with their identification vest. A toileting zone for Guide and Assistance Dogs has been allocated near Admin Bay behind the Visitors Centre. Please use the grass area.


Pathway Access

The event is located along Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore and provides continuous access pathway access from the Western Foreshore, over the bridge, along the Eastern Foreshore and over to Dolphin Quay. Some of the event activities may be located a small distance from the pathways and over a mostly flat and solid grassed area.


Auslan Interpretation

Auslan is the sign language used by the majority of people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Australia. An Auslan interpreter will be on the Cooking Stage on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm. In these sessions, an interpreter stands side of stage, live translating dialogue into Auslan.


Mandurah House Boats - Emily Louise Houseboat

The Emily Louise houseboat will be moored on the accessible jetty outside Cicerellos. Emily Louise is WA’s only wheelchair-friendly houseboat and accommodates eight guests. Come on board and take a look at all Emily Louise has to offer.


Mobility Scooter Charging Station

Located in a marquee outside Mandurah Visitors Centre.



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