Accessibility and Inclusion

The East Coast of Tasmania welcomes all people. Here on the East Coast of Tasmania we champion diversity, creating an inclusive culture. We aim towards creating a more equitable environment for all. 


The East Coast of Tasmania aims to be inclusive to the needs of people with disability. Accessibility is a priority for local councils and tourism operators along the East Coast. Our councils are continually working towards improvements to make travel more accessible to all people who travel to the East Coast of Tassie.  

The picturesque town of St Helens has ramps to buildings, multi use paths and accessible toilets as well as the use of one beach wheelchair, contact Break O’day Council at (03)69 767 900 and speak to Jenna Barr or Leah Page for more information in this area. 

Further south you will find the friendly seaside village of Bicheno. Bicheno who is known for pristine long white beaches and is proud to have the only accessible beach in Tasmania – Waubs Beach. Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club provides a beach wheelchair for those keen to dip in the crystal blue ocean waters of the East Coast. 

To Book the Bicheno beach wheel chair:

1. The wheelchair is owned by SLST and booked via their website here

2. When they receive a booking they will contact us to coordinate facilitating access to the wheelchair

3. Sue Bennet will be our primary contact / liaison for the beach wheelchair

Take the turn off to Coles Bay well known for the spectacular Hazards and aqua clear blue water. Cape Tourville offers a breathtaking accessibile experience you will not forget. With remarkable coastal views of Freycinet National Park and a well-constructed walkway, this very easy scenic loop is a great way for everyone to experience Freycinet. The elevated track loops around the lighthouse at Cape Tourville.

The track is wide, with even surfaces and gently graded slopes. Much of the walk is on a raised boardwalk which, at times, takes you right to the cliff edge, offering amazing views. Sights include the Hazards, Wineglass Bay and nearby offshore rocks known as The Nuggets.
Keep an eye out for wildlife. Sea birds, sea-eagles, whales, seals and dolphins are often seen from here. Be sure to pack your binoculars and a camera

Heading further south along the coast on the Great Eastern Drive you will find the coastal retreat town of Swansea. Swansea has an all abilities swing seat that has high back support and seat belt harness located at Duck Park Swansea.  Contact Michelle Parry (03)62579100 for Beach Wheelchair.  

Other services that may be helpful: 

Trouble hearing? Trouble speaking? 

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us via National Relay Service in two steps: 

  • Ask for Break O’Day Council at 03 6376 7900 

Visit National Relay Service website for more information. 

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© East Coast Tasmania Tourism

The Tasmanian tourism industry acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their enduring custodianship of lutruwita / Tasmania. We honour 40,000 years of uninterrupted care, protection and belonging to these islands, before the invasion and colonisation of European settlement. As a tourism industry that welcomes visitors to these lands, we acknowledge our responsibility to represent to our visitors Tasmania's deep and complex history, fully, respectfully and truthfully. We acknowledge the Aboriginal people who continue to care for this country today. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present. We honour their stories, songs, art, and culture, and their aspirations for the future of their people and these lands. We respectfully ask that tourism be a part of that future.