The City of Launceston is dedicated to providing access for everyone in our community.
Please see below for some access initiatives we support.
Access Advisory Committee
Formed in 1988, the Committee is chaired by two City of Launceston Aldermen and consists of representatives from support organisations. The Committee meets twice a year and at other times as required.
The Committee aims to:
- Develop and review an Access Plan for the city every five years
- Present any new Access Plan to Council for adoption
- Review up-and-coming capital projects for accessibility
- Promote the benefits of being accessible to local businesses
- Provide advice to Council on specific matters relevant to Access
- Promote community participation in and awareness of Access activities
Please contact Community Development Project Officer Sarah McCormack for more information.
National Relay Service
The Launceston City Council is National Relay Service (NRS) friendly. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the Council through the NRS and ask to be connected to 03 6323 3000.
TTY users can call 13 36 77
Speak and listen (speech-to-speech) users can call 1300 555 727
To make other relay calls, visit www.relayservice.gov.au
Council is an affiliate of the Tasmanian Companion Card Program.
The card helps provide fairer ticketing for Tasmanians with a disability that necessitates assistance from a companion to participate at community venues and activities.
This means that when a cardholder presents their card at the following, they will continue to pay entry at the relevant concession rate but their companion will be given free entry to:
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery entry-fee exhibitions
- Launceston Aquatic Centre
- All Council-funded events
There are a number of accessible parking bays available, with varying lengths of stay, within central Launceston.
The bays and times are detailed in this map(PDF, 297KB).