Manly Welcomes People with Disabilities
Access for people with diverse abilities
Manly’s streets, parks and reserves are easily accessible for people with impaired or reduced mobility, such as people using walking aids, wheelchair, scooter and pram users, and people with visual impairment.
Council has continually upgraded the town centre renewing and widening the kerb ramps and footpaths and creating level access pedestrian malls and plazas. This has included improved signage, lighting, instalation of public seating, picnic tables and filtered water stations.
Planning your trip
The majority of visitors arrive in Manly by car, ferry, bus or taxi. If you are visiting Manly and are a wheelchair user or have limited mobility, the Manly CBD Access Map is a useful guide to the accessibility features of the Manly town centre. You can download the map below.
Accessible parking and amenities
The Manly town centre is well equipped with accessible parking spaces and accessible toilets. To find the location of accessible parking spaces and the nearest accessible public toilet in Manly CBD and along the ocean beach you can download the table below.
A complete list of toilets in Manly area, including MLAK toilets accessible to wheelchair users, can be found here.
Inclusive play and beach equipment
An all abilities playground is situated at North Steyne between Denison Street and Steinton Street, Manly Beach. It has play equipment for children with special needs including a pod swing, carusel, sensory play boards and accessible Butterfly see-saw (see picture below).
A beach wheelchair is available for hire from Manly Surf Pavilion. Contact Manly Lifeguards on (02) 9976 1497.
Explore the foreshore
Manly offers many accessible scenic walks along the harbour foreshore and the ocean beachfront. Most parks and reserves are provided with accessible picnic facilities and public amenities. Some easy to find popular attractions and sites accessible by wheelchair users are listed in the guide below.
For further enquiries, please contact Council’s Community Development team on 02 9976 1562 or 9976 1566 or email Anna.Nikolov@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
For further information on services and activities for people with disabilities please phone 02 9942 2686 or email Marjorie.Janz@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au
Butterfly See-Saw - Inclusive Playground, North Steyne, Manly