Changing Places news

Changing Places Awareness Day

19 July 2018 marks the third internationally recognised Changing Places Awareness Day, an opportunity to celebrate all that the campaign has achieved and help raise more awareness of the life changing difference Changing Places makes to people’s lives. In the United...

Changing Place wins loo of the year award

A ‘Changing Places’ toilet for people with high care needs was named ‘Australia’s Best Bathroom Facility’ at the 2016 Total Facilities conference. Maroondah City Council took out the accolade for its Changing Places facility at Ringwood Lake Park. “My son has cerebral...

First Changing Place in an Australian hospital

THE Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) has become the first public hospital in Australia to unveil its fully accredited Changing Places bathroom facility for people with disability. Dental Health Services CEO, Dr Deborah Cole, said the facility, now double from...

Some deep thinking on World Toilet Day

Happy (or should I say ‘crappy’) World Toilet Day! How many times a day do you use the toilet? I ask because I can’t always do this. The ability to use a toilet when they need is something most people take for granted, but something which poses a huge challenge for...

Changing Places goes wild at the Melbourne Zoo

Great news for animal lovers! A brand spanking new Changing Places facility has just opened up at the Melbourne Zoo, just in time for the school holidays. Like all Changing Places, this state of the art facility features a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing...

Help place a Changing Place at an Aussie airport!

Calling all jetsetters! The campaign for Changing Place facilities in Australian airports is now underway. Currently not a single Aussie airport has a Changing Place facility resulting in some less than dignified travel experiences. We’ve heard dozens of stories...

Marveloo Information Day

Maroondah City Council has set up a Marveloo Information Day at Croydon Park, Hewish Road in Croydon on Wednesday 25 February between 10am to 2pm. This day has been set to encourage events officers and metroaccess officers from other councils to drop in, ask questions...

Nowra Aquatic Centre gets Changing Place facility

Shoalhaven City Council has announced it will build a Changing Place facility in its redeveloped Nowra Aquatic Centre. This has been the result of lobbying efforts by  Vincentia mum Annette Pham who has been advocating for a change to the Building Codes of Australia...

Welcome Marveloo II

We are proud to welcome the latest addition to the Changing Places family – the Marveloo! The Victorian state government has recently announced it will fund a Marveloo, or mobile Changing Place, which will be available for rent for festivals, conferences and other...

Changing Places Forum a smash hit success

Last week’s Changing Places forum was a smash hit success! Over 250 architects, developers, access experts and other leading lights from the design and building industry attended. The Changing Places project received an extremely positive reception and...

Filming the Changing Places Australia video

The Changing Places project is creating a series of videos to be used as campaign and awareness tools to tell the story of why Changing Places are so badly needed in our society. The first video entitled ‘Bad day out’ was shot at various locations...

Changing Places comes to Ringwood Lakes

Ringwood Lake Park will be home to Maroondah’s first permanent Changing Places bathroom facility catering for people with a severe disability, with the new toilet block set to open shortly. Maroondah Mayor Councillor Nora Lamont said the new toilet facilities would be...

Changing Places website launched in Australia

The Association for Children with a Disability is proud to announce the launch of the Changing Places Australia website. The website was launched at a forum on 11th September in front of an audience of architects, planners, developers, designers, access consultants,...

Changing Places in the media

Radio National – Life Matters (8th April 2015) – Changing Rooms

Berwick Leader (1st April 2015) – Mum’s Facebook video of struggle to change disabled daughter on toiler floor goes viral

Bridge Magazine Autumn 2015 – Changing Places: Toilets for adults with severe disabilities

Illawara Mercury (29th January 2015) – Nowra Aquatic Centre to install toilet for profoundly disabled

South Coast Register (20th January 2015) – Nowra first in NSW with special change room

Berwick Leader (6th January 2015) – Narre Warren pair fronts national campaign for better public toilet facilities to cater to disabled

SBS (31st December 2014) – Most public toilets inaccessible to people with disabilities

The Illawarra Mercury (18th November 2014) – Progress on toilet plea

The Age (4th September 2014) – Loo bewdy: new bathrooms mark clean getaway from toilet ‘horror’