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Accessible Event Information

Council are making every effort to ensure our events are accessible and enjoyable for all. 

Getting There

Public Transport - Bus number 832 and 833 all stop at Wedge Road/Herbet Road which stops right outside the event. Please visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au if you require information regarding wheelchair or scooter friendly buses. The closest train station is Frankston Train Station with connections via bus number 832 and 833 to the event site.

Parking - There are a limited number of accessible car parking spaces available in front of the Carrum Downs Community pavilion. Entry is via Wedge Road, please have your accessible car parking sticker visible to parking attendants for entry. There are limited accessible car spaces so get in quick before they’re gone.

Drop Off - If you are arriving via rideshare or taxi to the event and require a drop off location close to the festival, you can use the carpark off Wedge Road. Please speak with the parking attendant on arrival.

Facilities

Toilets – There will be accessible toilets available throughout the event site.

Accessible toilets are located at:

  • Food truck zone (temporary toilet)
  • Adjacent to pavilion (permanent toilet) 

Water - There will be a hydration station located in the food truck zone along with permanent taps around the site. It is recommended that you bring a water bottle to fill up and stay hydrated throughout the day.

Seating - The Mayor's Family Picnic is an outdoor event. Tables and chairs will be available throughout the site with both plastic tables and stand alone chairs, and picnic bench seats and joined tables. There will be a limited number of picnic blankets for patrons to utilise.  

Pathways - There are flat pathways with clear signage to enter the event.  The food truck area is located on gravel with majority of activities located on grass, there are limited footpaths around the permiter of the event. There are pathways between all activities and stalls to allow prams, wheelchairs and scooters. There are minimal steps throughout the site.

Chill Out Space - There will be a chill out space located near the information marquee in the middle of the site, providing a calming way to delight the senses. This fun, safe, accessible and inclusive space is perfect for children and adults wanting to seek some calm at the event.

The sensory space will include sensory play objects located away from loud noises. It’s a safe environment that allows patrons to explore and interact without risk.


Social Story
Please find below a link to download The Mayor's Family Picnic Social Story. This guide can be used to familiarise anyone visiting the event and can be helpful for people on the autism spectrum:

Click here to view and download the Social Story