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Disability

DisabilityIpswich City Council has a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for people with a disability. In January 1998 Ipswich City Council adopted a Social Justice Policy and a Disability, Access and Equity Policy. The establishment of these Policies demonstrated a commitment by Ipswich City Council to the valued contribution of each individual within our community and the role that Ipswich City Council plays in ensuring equality amongst all individuals. 

The Access and Inclusion Disability Action Plan addresses key theme areas such as:

  • Equitable access
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Employment

Council's commitment to community partnerships is further evidenced by the participation of staff in a wide range of interagency activities that promote the aims and objectives of the Social Justice Policy and Disability, Access and Equity Policy. 

Click to view the Access and Inclusion Disability Action Plan (PDF, 2.6 MB) 


Fresh Futures Market

This event aims to support all young people who experience a disability and their families, carers and teachers as they prepare their children/students to transition from school to vocational training or employment. Service providers, schools, training organisations, employers, industry and the broader community are be invited to attend the event which also provides the opportunity to connect with young people who may have disengaged from school or may be long term unemployed.

Fresh Futures Market Flyer (PDF, 408.0 KB) 

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Location: Ipswich Showgrounds Pavilion, Warwick Road, Ipswich
Parking: Ample parking onsite
Cost: FREE
Transport: There are subsidised transport options available
RSVP: Alex Tyson at Focal Extended
Phone: (07) 3812 2014
Email: freshfuturesmarket@gmail.com

For further details, please contact Karri Browne, Seniors & Disabilities Community Development Officer on (07) 3810 6646 or kbrowne@ipswich.qld.gov.au


Ipswich Disability Interagency Network

The Ipswich Disability Interagency involves members from both government and non-government agencies networking and sharing information between providers of services to people with a disability and their carers.  We discuss emerging needs of people with a disability and develop partnerships and encourage greater collaboration of network agencies to address these identified needs. 

The meetings occur on the second Wednesday of every month and any disability service agency within or servicing the Ipswich region is welcome to join.  

The purpose of the network is to:

  • Assist in the identification of emerging needs of persons with disability and their carers in the region;
  • Develop new partnerships and encourage greater collaboration of network agencies to address identified needs; and
  • Facilitate effective communication and networking between providers of services to people with a disability and their carers within the Ipswich Region.

For more information please contact the Seniors & Disabilities Community Development Officer for Ipswich City Council, Karri Browne, ph: (07) 3810 6646 or email: kbrowne@ipswich.qld.gov.au.  

Ipswich CBD Disability Access Parking Map

The Ipswich CBD Disability Access Parking Map provides the locations of disability access parking bays within the Ipswich central business area.

Disability Access Parking Map  (PDF, 258.6 KB)

Disability Parking Permits

Motorists issued with an Australian Disability Parking Permit (ADPP) are entitled to:

  • Park in any space provided for a person with a disability in an on-street or off-street parking location.
  • Park in local government metered or regulated parking areas free of charge for the following periods:
    • Where the time limit specified by a sign is less than 30 minutes, permit holders are allowed to park for up to 30 minutes,
    • Where the time limit specified by a sign is 30 minutes or more, permit holders are allowed to park for an unlimited amount of time.

Permit holders are not permitted to park in restricted parking areas, such as clearways, no stopping, loading areas and bus zones.

Queensland Disability Parking Permit (Red Permit) holders are entitled to park in disability parking bays in off-street locations only.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is responsible for the administration of Disability Parking Permits.  For further information, please contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads on 132 380 or visit http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/