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What car options are there for people with a disability?

Classifieds and used car websites often have a section for modified cars.

Easy Access Australia – www.easyaccessaustralia.com.au .

Freewheeler – Disability accommodation options – www.freewheeler.com.au 

Check our section "car modifications" under equipment on this Oi website.

Rental Cars

Most of the larger hire car companies have accessible cars and vans for hire.  Check check with the companies directly, or see the following specific accessible rental car options.

Transport and Car rentals for those with disabilities -www.atn.com.au/carhire/disabled.html

Wheelaway - www.wheelaway.com.au/

Wheelies Van Rentals – Wheelchair Accessible Car Hire www.wheeliesvanrentals.com.au.

Disability Hire Vehicles www.disabilityhire.com.au.

Parking

There is accessible parking information available on most council, tertiary education and medical institutions, large company and government websites. Below is a link to an app for accessible parking spots and information. Car rental company sites also have information on hire and parking.

The rules and regulations for disabled parking vary each state, so be mindful when travelling or planning your trip.

Disabled Parking Australia App – by Weetulta - disabledparkingoz.weebly.com/ or itunes.apple.com/au/app/disabled-parking-australia/id588927018?mt=8

Information and guidelines- www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/access-guidelines-and-information

Sydney - www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/getting-around/parking/accessible-parking-locations

Melbourne - www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/communityservices/disabilityservices/gettingaround/pages/accessibleparking.aspx

Brisbane - www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/parking-permits/where-park/disability-parking

Adelaide - www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/assets/documents/GUIDE-access-adelaide.pdf

NT - www.transport.nt.gov.au/mvr/disability-accessible-transport/accessible-parking

Perth – where to park - www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/about-us/DOT_M_ACRODoffst.pdf

ACROD Permit information - www.cityofperthparking.com.au/disability-parking

Hobart - www.hobartcity.com.au/Transport/Parking_in_Hobart/Motor_Vehicle_Parking/Disabled_Parking

Road Safety

Roads 2 Survival - The Roads 2 Survival program was initially developed in Australia by A/Professor William (Bill) Griggs, AM, ASM, Director of Trauma Services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital along with major input from teenagers, parents and many other concerned individuals and organisations. To develop an agreement system with your new drivers (teens) to remain safe and survive through best practice on the roads - www.roads2survival.com.au/