Accessibility & Inclusion

Gunyama Park provides fitness and leisure opportunities for people with disabilities as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Access Key

Access Key is a stepped guide that provides a preview of what to expect when visiting Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Access Key has been curated by healthcare professionals and includes assistance with coloured photographs, supportive text, a visual communication board as well as sensory elements of experiences.

We are a Changing Places accredited facility. This includes accessible bathroom facilities, easy pool access, pool hoists, water wheelchairs, hearing augmentation systems, lift access, and accessible gym equipment.

City Access Card

Residents can apply for an access card that provides a reduced rate to our aquatic and fitness centres. It is also available to dependents 16 years and under who live with eligible low income earners.

To be eligible for an access card, you must be a resident of the City of Sydney.

You must also be one of the following:

  • holder of a valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, a Pensioner Concession Card or Seniors Health Card (not a Seniors Card)
  • assessed as suffering financial hardship
  • asylum seeker or refugee living in the City of Sydney.

Non-City local government area residents can apply for an access card to use our aquatic and fitness centres during off-peak times only. Off-peak times are:

  • Weekdays: 8am – 3pm and 7pm – close
  • Weekends: 1pm – close

To apply for a City Access Card, complete the application form (available to download in link below) and return it to any City of Sydney Customer Service Centre or One Stop Shop.

Find out more

We support anyone who requires additional assistance or modified aquatic programs. We want everyone to participate regardless of age, disability, chronic condition or cultural background.

Entrance ramp

You can enter Gunyama Park Aquatic & Recreation Centre via ramp at the main entrance.

Access into the pools

All pools have ramp access and a shallow decline.

If required, the outdoor lap pool is accessible by pool hoist located near the shallow end of the 50-metre pool. The hydrotherapy pool is also accessible by hoist.

Toilets - Changing Places Facility

Gunyama Park is a Changing Place accredited facility. This means the changing and toilet facilities are secure and tidy, and designed to meet the needs of people who require space and assistance, and for those where a generic toilet is not suitable.

Facilities include:

  • Specialised accessible toilet
  • Height adjustable adult change table
  • A hoist and tracking system
  • Room to meet the needs of people with profound disabilities and their carers.

The hoist provides a track through to the Hydrotherapy Pool.

You don’t have to be a customer of the centre to use the Changing Places Facility, you’re welcome to get changed and use the bathroom.

Welcome here

This Centre is part of ACON’s Welcome Here Project. It is recognised as being welcoming, supportive and engaged with LGBTIQ communities.

Swim Champs

Swim Champs is a specialised swimming and water safety program for children under the age of 18 with a disability. The program aims to build confidence and competencies in a safe environment allowing students to reap the many benefits of swimming.

This program requires a referral from an allied health professional and is subject to availability. For more available times please the Swim School

Take Charge

Take Charge is a free 60-day program for people who have been referred to the program by a medical or allied health professional. Participants receive free personal training sessions along with access to the centre facilities, services and staff.

We are an approved NDIS provider.

For more info about any of our services, please contact us.