Best wheelchair-friendly beaches in Australia

Summer is officially here, and you know what that means – those sunny beach days are calling! Check out our list of top Aussie-accessible beaches.

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Summer is officially here, and you know what that means – those sunny beach days are calling! We’ve put together a list of top Aussie-accessible beaches. From beach matting to beach wheelchairs and walking frames, summer fun is calling for all! 

New South Wales

Malabar Beach (Randwick) 

This fabulous beach has 60 meters of permanent beach matting straight to the water’s edge (thanks to the Mobi-Mat). The popular spot in Randwick also features accessible toilets and a portable wheelchair hoist. Plus! It has a fully accessible ocean pool with ramp access.  

Plan your visit to Malabar Beach here.

Fingal Bay Beach (Port Stephens) 

Located one hour from Newcastle, Fingal Bay Beach is a beautiful beach spot and a must-go for someone who needs added accessibility. It features 100m of beach matting, a Mobi-Chair, an onsite hoist and a SandCruiser beach wheelchair.  

Plan your visit to Fingal Bay Beach here.


Mooloolaba Beach 

Known for its pure white sand, Mooloolaba Beach is a popular spot on the Sunshine Coast. It features a concrete mat and beach matting, and you can pre-register to use the Mobi-Chair wheelchair. 

Plan your visit to Mooloolaba Beach here.

Coolum Beach 

Surrounded by parkland, restaurants and cafes, Coolum Beach is a great spot for a fun day out. The beach, run by the Surf Life Saving Club has many accessibility features on weekends and public holidays – including lead-up pathways, beach matting and a WaterWheels Beach Wheelchair available to rent. 

Plan your visit to Coolum Beach here.

South Australia

Normanville Beach 

Located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, roughly 75 km from Adelaide’s CBD, Normanville Beach is a popular beach spot for many. It is also accessibility friendly – with the ability to rent a Sandcruiser or Sandpiper wheelchair water access via a slat-type platform. 

Plan your visit to Normanville Beach here. 


Williamstown (Melbourne’s CBD) 

Not too far from Melbourne’s CBD, Williamstown Beach has beach matting available, free hire of beach walking frames and two types of beach-friendly wheelchairs (Mobi-Chair and Sandpiper). Be sure to book ahead via Hobsons Bay City Council. 

Plan your visit to Williamstown Beach here. 

Lorne Beach (Surf Coast Shire) 

About a two-hour drive from Melbourne and an hour’s drive from Geelong, Lorne Beach is one of the many accessible beaches on the Surf Coast Shire. It has a beach wheelchair and hoist (bookings required two business days prior), beach matting and a Mobi-Chair. 

Plan your visit to Lorne Beach and other Surf Coast beaches here. 

Western Australia

Koombana Beach 

Located in Bunbury, Koombana Beach is a great swim spot due to its well-known calm waters. Koombana Beach has many accessible features such as Freedom Trax, beach matting, two beach wheelchairs for hire and accessible showers and toilets. You might also see a Bottlenose Dolphin during your beach day out! 

Plan your visit to Koombana Beach here.