Access

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

Companion Card

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

- Planetarium

- Launceston Aquatic Centre

- All Council-funded events

Access Maps

Accessibility maps are available for the City(PDF, 944KB), City Park and Seaport(PDF, 435KB) and Inveresk Precinct and Cataract Gorge Reserve(PDF, 920KB).

The accessibility maps are designed to assist in the navigation and identification of accessible features within a precinct area. It provides people with limited mobility greater confidence to visit the city.

Using symbol and colour keys to describe the area, the maps highlight where potential barriers are and provide information about key access features such as mobility parking spaces, the nearest accessible public toilets, taxi rank, stairs and where steep or moderate inclines are.

Designed by Aspect Studios in line with the City Heart Wayfinding Strategy, the access maps are an initiative of the Launceston Access Advisory Committee, a Special Committee of the City of Launceston with the purpose to provide advice to Council on matters relevant to access issues and to promote accessibility within the municipality.

Parking

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.