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National Information Communication Awareness Network (Nican) 

Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disAbilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities

 http://www.nican.com.au/

 

Transport and car rentals people with disabilities- Australian Travel & Tourism Network

The do it yourself (DIY) car hire offers national car hire services which includes disabled access and self drive vehicles. DIY also outline that they have over 300 locations around Australia and can therefore negotiate the best deal to suit you. DIY work through Europecar, Thrifty, Budget and Avis.

http://www.atn.com.au/carhire/disabled.html

 

Take a Break

Take a break web site provides information on accessible accommodation for people with disabilities throughout Australia. The web site provides costs, accommodation information and areas of interest within the surrounding region. The site also contains tourist information and links to other sites and the ability to undertake a quick search for a specific region.

http://www.holidayinspirations.com.au/Articles/themes/Accessible/information.html

 

Easy Access Australia

A guide book for people with disabilities. It is written by Bruce Cameron and provides information outlining transport options, accommodation options, tourist attractions and information on equipment repair / hire centres, hospitals, attendant care agencies and of course where the best and accessible restaurants are.

http://www.easyaccessaustralia.com.au/

 

Buslines Australia

Australia's one-stop central point for all Bus & Coach travel.

http://www.buslines.com.au/

 

JP Coaches

This company has wheelchair accessible coaches.  They are based in Sydney but can relocate coaches to any part of Australia as your itinerary requires.

p://www.jpcoaches.com.au/7.html

 

Disability Hire Vehicles

Disability Hire Vehicles is a 'self-drive' or 'dry hire' car rental company. They have a variety of vehicles including, Cars with 'push-pull' hand controls, Cars with a left-foot accelerator, Mini-vans with a ramp for wheelchair access. Mini-buses with a hoist for wheelchair access

http://disabilitycarhire.com.au/vehicle-hire-services.html

 

Airline concession

NICAN administers the Qantas Carer Concessin Card on behalf of Qantas. The Qantas Carer Concession Card is issued to people with a disability and high level support needs who require the full-time assistance of a carer whilst they are on the plane. A person eligible if they need to have a one-on-one support when seated on the place for assitance with meals/drinks, transferring to the bathroom, orientation, communicating with the flight staff etc. A Person would not be eligible if they only need assistance boarding the plane or when they arrive at their destination. Bookings for the cardholder and their nominated carer must be made at the same time and both bookings must be made using the Card in order to obtain the discount. The Qantas Booking Fee is not payable on bookings made using Qantas Carer Concession Card. Discounts are not available on international travel, on flights operated by any of Qantas' alliance partners, or in conjunction with any other concessional airfares eg. airfares for children and seniors.

 http://www.qba.asn.au/noframes/discounts.shtml#Airline

 

Access-Able Travel Source

This site has information and resources about –Travel with a special need, Disability magazines, Access guides for cities, resorts and attractions, Wheelchair or scooter rentals, Accessible transportation

http://access-able.com/graphical_index.html

 

E-bility Access Travel listings

This web site provides information on accommodation, information on dining, tours, equipment and information on travel destinations throughout Australia. 

http://www.e-bility.com/travel/guides_state.php#qld

 

Wheelies Handbook

A comprehensive guide to over 500 wheelchair accessible accommodation venues and tourist attractions in Australia.

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wheelies/index.htm

 

The Bed and Breakfast Site

BABS provides information on wheelchair accessible bed and breakfast homes throughout Australia.

http://babs.com.au/qld/access.htm#

 

Wheelchair tours Australia

This website provides information on tours that are run and operated purely for people who are in wheelchairs. The web site provides information on a large number of tours, inclusive of cost, length of tours, times of departure from your hotel and return to your hotel (inclusive of the tour arrangement).

http://www.wheeltours.com.au/

 

Wheelaway

Wheel about provides a car rental service all over Australia including country areas. 

http://www.wheelabout.com.au/

 

The Australian Disability Parking Scheme

Wheelchair access on Australias

Rail transport