Getting Around and Useful Links

All Stonnington residents should enjoy wellbeing, dignity and independence. We’re committed to helping those with a disability and their carers and families. 

The following maps and resources will help you locate important areas and amenities, wheelchair recharge points and community transport options.

Public Transport

Council is committed to encouraging sustainable transport options by promoting accessible environments and journeys. For information on accessible public transport, visit:

Companion Card

The Companion Card is a tool to assist organisations that charge an admission or participation fee to comply with existing anti-discrimination legislation. The Companion Card is issued to people with a significant, permanent disability, who can demonstrate that they are unable to access most community activities and venues without attendant care support.

The card contains a photograph of the cardholder and can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket at events and venues, provided the cardholder requires attendant care support to participate at that particular activity. Participating organisations will issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge. 

For more information, visit the Companion Card website .

National Public Toilet Map

The Toilet Map is a part of the National Continence Program and provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities including baby change and shower facilities. Visit the National Public Toilet Map website for more information.

Recycled Sound

Recycling hearing aids back into the community to those in need

Recycled Sound is a Community Service Project initiated by Toorak Rotary.  The club has partnered with Blamey Saunders hears, local audiologists, and Better Hearing Australia in order to collect pre-loved hearing aids and recycle them back into the community to those in need. You can now donate hearing aids at any of Stonnington’s four libraries; alternatively you can contact Jan Sigley on 0419878896. To enquire about receiving hearing aids contact Better Hearing Australia in Prahran 9510 1577. Find out more about Recycled Sound.

Access Maps

To assist residents, the City of Stonnington publishes maps of our main activity areas. 

Access maps are available for Chapel Street, South Yarra, Prahran and Windsor and Glenferrie Road, Malvern.

The maps are available for download below, or alternatively from our service centres and libraries.

If you need to be sent the map, or need it in a different format, email our Access and Inclusion Officer at access@stonnington.vic.gov.au

Chapel Street Access Map(PDF, 4MB)

Glenferrie Road Access Map(PDF, 477KB)

Recharge Points

Some local businesses let people in wheelchairs, or on electric scooters, recharge their batteries in their shop or business. It means people can stay out for longer.

If you are a shop or other business, and you would like more information on this scheme, email Council's Access and Inclusion Officer.

Recharge points in Stonnington 

RECHARGE supports people to have extra freedom and versatility in their lives. For more information on the Scheme, contact Council's Metro Access Service on 8290 1333 or visit RECHARGE.

Venue

     Address

Grattan Gardens Community Centre

     40 Grattan Street, Prahran 3181

Harold Holt Swim Centre

     1409-1413 High Street, Glen Iris 3181

Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House

     22 Rob Roy Road, Malvern East 3145 

Prahran Aquatic Centre

     41 Essex Street, Prahran 3181


Community Transport Services

The Community Transport Service is a Council funded program that provides a safe, friendly and reliable bus service to eligible residents throughout Stonnington, who may find accessing public or private transport difficult.

For more information visit Community Transport Services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The Scheme is implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and will launch in Stonnington on 1 April 2018. For more information or to check your eligibility, visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.