Visiting with disability
Kings Park is a place for everybody to engage with nature and enjoy outdoor experiences. We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and carers can easily access services, facilities, events and information within Kings Park.
Please contact our Customer Service Officer if you have any queries that aren't answered below. We hope you enjoy your visit!
Disability parking is available for people who hold a valid ACROD pass (or equivalent Australian Disability Parking Permit) in all parking locations throughout Kings Park. The parking map includes the locations of all ACROD bays available in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
There are a number of drop-off zones located across Kings Park including Fraser’s Restaurant, Wadjuk Carpark, the Western Australian Botanic Garden, Forrest Carpark and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.
Special access into Wadjuk Carpark is also offered to those with an ACROD pass on Anzac Day. Additional ACROD parking bays are available along Forrest Drive on concert nights (view the concert map).
The Visitor Information Centre offers the free use of a wheelchair while in Kings Park. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Kings Park offers a network of hard paths throughout the developed areas to the Australian standard gradient of 1:14. Ramps to access key areas of Kings Park are also available. There are several bench seating options to allow frequent breaks, with many seating areas including room for wheelchairs.
The Kings Park Guides offer free guided walks daily, some of which are suitable for people in wheelchairs. Guided walks by request are available for groups and people who have particular needs. More information, including a booking form, is available in the ‘Guided Walks by Request brochure’, available at the Visitor Information Centre. Perth Explorer offer a hop-on, hop-off paid bus tour service in Kings Park with room for wheelchairs and prams.
Access to facilities and services
Wheelchair access is available in most buildings, restaurants, cafes, BBQ areas and parts of Kings Park’s bushland. Picnic tables located within BBQ and parkland precincts are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs and often include a concrete extension for wheelchair seating.
Drinking fountains in Kings Park are at an accessible height for people in wheelchairs and interpretive signage is designed and positioned at an appropriate height and angle for everyone.
All toilet facilities in Kings Park include disabled access. Acacia Toilets located at Wadjuk Carpark, in the main visitor precinct, include an adult change table. Toilets in children’s play areas include a baby change table at Poolgarla Family Area, May Drive Parkland and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.
A Changing Place facility is available at Saw Avenue Picnic Area, adjacent to Kulbardi Carpark. The facility is accessible only to eligible users and their carers who possess an MLAK key.
Access for play and discovery learning
All playgrounds and parkland precincts in Kings Park have ACROD parking available onsite. Access to playgrounds in Kings Park is universal with ramps and accessible pathways located at May Drive Parkland, Saw Avenue Picnic Area, Variety Place, Poolgarla Family Area and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.
The play areas provide facilities suitable for children with developmental delay or learning difficulties. All locations offer tranquil and sensory experiences suitable for children or youths with special needs.
Kings Park Education offers school programs which are suitable for children with special needs. Contact the Education Bookings Officer for more information on how to get your school involved in a nature-based program.
Access to outdoor events
Carer’s Companion Cards are accepted at all concerts, cinema and theatre events hosted in Kings Park. At the time of booking, please specify that a carer will be in attendance. Only general admission tickets are available, unless stated otherwise. There are reserved areas for visitors in wheelchairs at concert events in the WA Botanic Garden which include seats for companions. View concert details in our events calendar.
Additional ACROD parking bays are available along Forrest Drive on concert nights as well as a dedicated drop-off area. If you are attending a movie at May Drive Parkland, ACROD parking is located behind Zamia Cafe. If you are attending a theatre show at Saw Avenue Amphitheatre, ACROD parking is located within Kulbardi Carpark, off May Drive.
Disability access inclusion plan
We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities, their families and carers are able to access the range of services and activities available in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. We produce a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) every five years in consultation with the Disability Services Commission. You can view or download the current DAIP from the Regulations and Polices section.
We welcome feedback at any time to help us improve disability access and inclusion at Kings Park. Please contact Kings Park Administration.
Need more information?
Kings Park Administration is open for public enquiries, reception and payment services between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday (closed public holidays). Park Management Officers are on duty every day of the year from 7.00 am – 6.00 pm.
Managed by a dedicated team of volunteers, Kings Park’s Visitor Information Centre is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day) between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm with good disability access. The Centre provides information on guided walks and tours as well as maps, brochures and general park information and visitor advice.