Accessing Council public toilets
You can find a list of Council’s accessible and non-accessible public toilets by searching the National Public Toilet Map or calling 1800 990 646.
Council-managed public toilets, including accessible restrooms, are open for use during daylight hours and locked from sunset to sunrise.
A Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) unlocks the accessible public toilets after hours.
The MLAK is a master key that fits into specially designed locks allowing 24-hour access to public amenities for people with a disability. Many accessible public toilets, Australia wide, can be opened using the MLAK.
To be eligible to purchase a key, you must have a letter of authority about your disability from your doctor or disability organisation, or alternatively a copy of your disability card or parking permit.
Once you have this authority the key can be purchased via Master Locksmiths or from local locksmiths who are members of the Master Locksmiths Association.
Accessible adult change facilities
Council has installed three Accessible Adult Change Facilities (or 'changing places' ), which are located at the Central Coast Visitor Information Centre (The Entrance), within Sun Valley Playspace (Green Point) and one for paying patrons of Gosford Olympic Pool.
Changing Places are accessed with a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK). Please refer to MLAK information above.
These facilities enables people with high support needs (and their families or carers) to visit and enjoy staying at a destination longer, without having to cut their visit short to leave and get changed. This purpose-built facility enables an adult with complex needs to change comfortably and with dignity, and increases their ability to fully participate in community life.
The key features of a Changing Place include:
• Peninsular toilet
• Drop down assistive grabrails
• Fixed ceiling hoist
• Height adjustable fixed adult change table
• Privacy screen