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Changing Places Update

Changing PlacesMandurah is part of a statewide network of more than 30 Changing Places for peole with disabilities. Our city has three locations. These facilities are also part of a nationwide resource. Find out more below.

What is a Changing Place?
Changing Places are secure and private facilities for people with disability who need extra space and assistance to use the bathroom. They do not replace standard universal accessible toilets.

Changing Places include an adult-size, height adjustable change table, a hoist and enough room for two people to assist. Every facility has the same specifications.
Changing Places facilities are accessed with an MLAK.

What is an MLAK?
An MLAK is a Master Locksmiths Access Key. It fits into specially designed locks allowing 24/7 access to public toilets. The system is also fitted to elevators at railway stations, accessible toilets in National Parks and adaptive playground equipment across Australia. For ease of use a large plastic head can be purchased to go over the head of the key.

Who can obtain a MLAK?
Eligible people can purchase a key that opens all accessible toilets displaying the MLAK symbol. To purchase a key please call our Service Department on 1300 500 600.

Change place imageCan Mandurah residents who have a companion card access a FREE MLAK key for Changing Places facilities?
Yes. A free MLAK key for Changing Places is available to Companion Card Holders who supply their name, date of birth and current address by email to wacompanioncard@nds.org.au, or phone Sian Evripidou (Customer Service Officer at National Disability Services) on 1800 617 337 to request one.

Alternatively, go to the Companion Card WA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/488426441248936/posts/2750175378407353/?vh=e&d=n or email wa@companioncard.asn.au

Where are Changing Places in Mandurah?
Changing Places facilities are available at or adjacent to:

Mandurah Visitors Centre

  • 24-hour access with own MLAK key
  • MLAK Key: YES Shower: YES
  • An MLAK key can be borrowed from the Mandurah Visitor's Centre 7 days a week between 9:00am - 4:30pm. It is besty to make a prior arrangement by contacting the Visitor Centre.
  • Eligible Mandurah residents may be provided with a key for ongoing use.
  • Contact: City of Mandurah (08) 9550 3777
  • 75 Mandurah Terrace, behind the Visitors Centre.

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC)

  • Open during centre operating hours
  • MLAK Key: YES Shower: YES
  • Contact: City of Mandurah (08) 9550 3600
  • 303 Pinjarra Road

Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre

  • Open during Centre operating hours. Temporary keys can be obtained from the Customer Service Desk
  • MLAK Key: YES Shower: YES
  • An adult-size change table and hoist is located at the Changing Place, which is located near the Food Court.
  • Contact the Customer Service Desk on (08) 9535 5522 or info@mandurahforum.com.au

All information is subject to change. Please do not hesitate to contact our school to advise if information is no longer correct.

Updated September 21, 2020 

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