Accessibility and Inclusion

Accessibility & Inclusion

Access and inclusion have been integral to the planning, design and delivery of the suburb of Sydney Olympic Park and its hosting of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Authority is committed to continuing this legacy.

We want to ensure that, as far as possible, the needs of people with a disability and more broadly of those with any kind of participation limitations are met so that everyone can use the Park independently, equitably and with dignity.

If you have any feedback on access or inclusion or if you would like to write to our Access and Inclusion Leadership committee on any strategic matters related to access and inclusion at Sydney Olympic Park then please send an email or phone 9714 7888

 


Celebrating access and inclusion in the Park

The Authority is committed to promoting access and inclusion as part of all our initiatives. We also host special events and activations focussed on engaging our community on access and inclusion.

Place

What is special about the design of the public places at Sydney Olympic Park that promotes universal access and inclusion?

Paralympics

How has hosting the Paralympics and Paralympics sports contributed to access and inclusion at Sydney Olympic Park over the years?

Participation

How do we encourage participation of people with a disability in our programs and events?

Public Places

What elements are important in developing great accessible and inclusive public places for the future?

Paralympic Sports Activation, December 2019

As part of our celebrations for International Day of People with a Disability, Sydney Olympic Park held a free Paralympic Sports Activation in December 2019. The community could come and try different Paralympic sports during lunch time with opportunities to meet Paralympic athletes. 

View more videos on our youtube channel

Athletic Centre - Kurt Fearnley Paralympian - Photography Delly Carr

Visiting the Park

Getting Around the Park
Our interactive map includes accessibility icons to help you navigate your way around the Park safely and efficiently.

Accessible Parking
Sydney Olympic Park Town Centre has 376 accessible and mobility car parking spaces for people with disability. Head to our Accessible Parking page for all parking options.

Venue Accessibility
Each venue within Sydney Olympic Park offers varying accessible facilities and services to accommodate your visit. For further information on please visit accessibility pages for each venue.

Aquatic Centre
Athletic Centre
Sports Halls
Archery Centre 
Quaycentre 
Hockey Centre
ANZ Stadium
Qudos Bank Arena

Visit Ticketek and Ticketmaster for venue accessibility information related to specific events.

Two women high five swimming Aquatic Centre

Paralympic and Disability Sports

Sydney Olympic Park played host to the Sydney 2000 Paralympics Games and 2019 Invictus games. The precinct is home to a number of Disability and Paralympic sports organisations. For more information on how to participate in and get involved with disability sports please visit Disability Sports Australia and Paralympics Australia.

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Access Advisory Committee

Our Access Advisory Committee, includes staff, people from peak disability groups and consultancies, who provides us with advice, recommendations, strategies and actions to ensure equitable access provisions and facilities for people with disabilities. The Committee provides proactive and strategic focus on access and inclusion and continues to provide advice to the CEO about emerging trends and opportunities relating to Sydney Olympic Park. 

 

All major development proposals at the Park are required to be presented to this Committee who may endorse the proposal with or without the consideration of additional or appropriate access requirements.

People in wheelchairs playing sport at a come and try session

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

Our Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-22 (DIAP) sets out to improve participation and inclusion opportunities opportunities for people with disabilities.

In developing this plan, the Authority has sought community feedback and input on access and inclusion through surveys, workshops and event activations. The Authority has engaged with a number of community service organisations and with our venues and businesses based in Sydney Olympic Park to develop the strategies in this plan.

Download the Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2019-22.

Athletic Centre - Blade Runner - Athletics Championships - Photography by Delly Carr

Access Guidelines

We are currently undertaking a review of our access guidelines and a public tender process is underway for this.

For more information on the public tender visit eTendering

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Web Accessibility

We have developed this website to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. Read about the accessibility features of our website here.