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Toilets and changing places

 Quick Summary

All of us have the right to a private, safe and clean place to go to the toilet. In Australia, laws dictate that all new buildings must provide equal access to people with disabilities, and the laws outline the rules about providing accessible unisex toilets. These were called disabled toilets in the past. They should only be used by people with disabilities and their carers. In existing buildings, in most cases it is illegal not to provide accessible unisex toilets for people with disability, and the Disability Discrimination Act sets out the rules about people’s rights to have equal access to public facilities. Australia is the first country in the world to mandate the provision of accessible adult change facilities. These are special toilets that have facilities for adults with high support needs, such as adjustable height change tables and overhead hoists. These facilities are being rolled out in certain public buildings across the country.

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For locations of accessible toilets in Tasmania please click here.