Wheelchair Accessible Activities in Sydney

Welcome to Sydney, a city that embraces inclusivity and adventure for everyone, including those of us who use wheelchairs. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the golden sands of Bondi Beach, Sydney offers a diverse array of activities that are not only accessible but also exhilarating. Whether you’re a local looking for new experiences or a visitor ready to explore, this guide highlights the best wheelchair accessible activities in Sydney, ensuring that your journey is smooth, enjoyable, and full of memorable moments.


Explore the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. Located on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, it is widely regarded as one of the world’s most famous and distinctive buildings and a masterpiece of 20th-century architecture.

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing barrier-free access, making the site, building and the experiences we offer accessible to all. They provide a range of access services, performances and dedicated programs for people with disabilities. 

There are a number of wheelchair and companion seating locations in all theatres. To book accessible seating, call the Box Office on 61 2 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

The Companion Card is accepted for most performances at the Sydney Opera House. Patrons holding a Companion Card can call our priority line on +61 2 9250 7752 to discuss seating requirements and sales for all our events and performances.

A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs (standard manual wheelchairs) are available for loan one hour before performances for patrons attending events in the Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre. They are available by the entrance of the Western Foyers (at the top of the escalators). 

Opera House staff are on hand to arrange transfers to the building via a wheelchair-accessible shuttle service. 

For more information about accessibility go here

For more information about what’s on and tickets go here

Sydney Opera House
wheelchair accessible activities Sydney

Enjoy the Beauty of the Royal Botanic Garden

Sydney’s Botanic Garden is a true oasis right next to the bustle of the Sydney CBD with magnificent views of the harbour and Opera House. The Botanic Garden has wide pathways throughout, so rolling around it can be a real pleasure. 

Most areas are accessible by walker or wheelchair.

Mobility parking is available near the Woolloomooloo Gate and outside the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located at the Visitor Centre, Mare and Foal Lawn and The Calyx.

They have a wheelchair available for use within the Garden free of charge. It can be picked up from and returned to The Calyx, Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Please organise booking of the wheelchair before your visit by calling 9231 8188.

See here for accessible path map. 

For more information about accessibility go here.

For more information about the park go here

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wheelchair accessible activities Sydney

Wheel Along the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks. Not only is it the largest steel arch bridge on the planet, but it also spans one of the globe’s finest natural harbours. Affectionately named the Coathanger by locals, it’s an intrinsic part of the city; you can walk or cycle across it and even climb to its peak for incredible views.

The experience of being on the deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is now more accessible with lifts to the bridge’s walkway now operational. See here and here

Enter the northern end at 9 Broughton St or the southern end from 96 Cumberland St. There is ticketed street parking at either end, and an accessible parking bay opposite the lift at Broughton Street. For those not travelling by car, take the train to Milsons Point and take the Ennis Rd exit, which is only 150m from the lifts at the northern end. 

The walk across the bridge is on flat, paved terrain. 

An accessible toilet is provided at BridgeClimb, adjacent to the cafe and gift shop. There is no toilet on the Harbour Bridge itself.  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Immerse in Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is another must-visit spot, boasting a collection of works from both Australian and international artists.

General entry is free. Some exhibitions, events and programs are ticketed.

Enter the MCA via George St or Circular Quay West. All public areas within the Museum are accessible via lifts.

There are benches throughout the Museum. Mobile seating is available on request.

Wheelchairs are available for visitor use from the information desk on level 1.

Accessible toilets are located on levels 2, 3 and 4. 

For more information about accessibility go here.

For ticketing, opening hours and other information about the museum go here

wheelchair accessible activities sydney
wheelchair accessible activities sydney
wheelchair accessible activities sydney
wheelchair accessible activities sydney

Relax on Bondi Beach

The sweeping white-sand crescent of Bondi is one of Australia’s most iconic beaches. Reliable waves draw surfers while, nearby, hardy locals swim in the Icebergs ocean pool year-round. Trendy, health-conscious Sydneysiders head to laid-back cafes around Hall Street, while hip backpackers frequent the area’s casual pubs. Walkers and joggers use the clifftop Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, with its dramatic scenery.

Bondi park and promenade can be accessed from the main entrance on Campbell Parade, access to the beach is from the northern end of the beach via the accessible ramp. The promenade provides level access to view the surf and beach, attend an event or visit a local cafe. 

The sand can be accessed by booking a beach wheelchair, or by using the beach access mat. Beach mat is available all year round on; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for people who prefer to use their own wheelchair.

Beach wheelchair bookings are essential by contacting 9083 8400 or email: bondipav@waverley.nsw.gov.au.

Mobility parking bays are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Bondi Pavilion and Ramsgate Ave, close to the accessible amenities at the northern end of the beach.

Accessible and ambulant toilets are located at the North Bondi amenities, close to the accessible ramp and beach wheelchair storage.

An outdoor shower is located alongside the beach wheelchair storage locker to enable people to wash away the sand before transferring back into their own wheelchair. An accessible shower and Changing Places facility are also located in Bondi Pavilion.

For more information and to view an interactive accessible map go here

Bondi Beach

Need a vehicle to get around? We have a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles for hire.

To find out more call us on 1800 133 320 or email us at info@wheelaway.net.au

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