Access and Inclusion


Like everyone, we have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The City of Stonnington is working with the Department of Health and Human Services as they work to ensure the health and safety of Victorians.

For up-to-date details, visit our Community information – Coronavirus page.

People with Disability Australia have developed a resource called COVID 19 Hub which outlines a range of supports and information available to people living with disability, their carers and family and friends.

All Stonnington residents should enjoy wellbeing, dignity and independence and we’re committed to helping those with a disability, their carers and families. This commitment is outlined in Council's Access and Inclusion Plan 2014 - 2017. 

Celebrating Diversity

The City of Stonnington celebrated International Day of People with Disability by inviting community members with lived experiences of disability to harness their digital creativity and tell their story. We asked the question What Makes You YOU!

This is the result: What Makes You YOU!

Inclusion Plan 2019-22

Our Inclusion Plan outlines our commitment to supporting people living with a disability, and their families and carers, to enjoy wellbeing, dignity and social independence in Stonnington. It explains how we will actively work towards building a more inclusive community.

Thorough research and consultation underpins the plan, ensuring it reflects community needs, changing community expectations and Council’s priorities and resourcing capacity. Key areas of research include the local, state, Commonwealth and international policy context, the demographic profile of the community, the disability services and resources available in Stonnington, and the results from consultation and engagement with the community. A summary of the research outcomes is provided as part of this document, and a detailed background report is available separately.

The plan identifies a vision for inclusion in Stonnington and outlines the key areas we will focus on over the next three years to make Stonnington a more inclusive community. An action plan has been developed, and this will be reported on and updated each year to ensure we respond to emerging issues and opportunities.

Read our Inclusion Plan 2019-2022.

If you wish to find out more, please contact our Access and Inclusion Officer of 8290 1192 or email