Access

Due West Arts Festival is committed to ensuring that the Festival is as accessible as possible. To discuss your access requirements, email duewest@footscrayarts.com with ‘Accessibility’ in the subject heading.

Companion Cards

Due West Arts Festival supports the Victorian Companion Card Program. Companion Card holders can receive a second ticket at no extra cost.

Please contact the Festival directly to confirm. Click here for contact details here.

Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome at all events across the Festival.

Wheelchair Access

All events that are wheelchair accessible are marked with a wheelchair symbol on the event listing. You can find further information on wheelchair access under Venues.

Audio Description

For patrons who have low vision or are blind, Audio Description (AD) services provide additional narration which describes key visual content of the performance.

Due West is pleased to offer Audio Description for Kāla on Sunday, 24 November at 2pm in the Performance Space at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

To secure your spot, please purchase a ticket via the event listing, and email the Festival directly to confirm use of the service.

AUSLAN Interpretation

Due West is pleased to offer AUSLAN Interpretation for Sapologie on Thursday, 21 November at 7pm in the Performance Space at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

To secure your spot, please purchase a ticket via the event listing, and email the Festival directly to confirm use of the service.

Hearing Loop

An induction hearing loop system is available for use in the Performance Space at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

All events that have a Hearing Loop available are marked with this symbol on the event listing.

Bandmates

Due West Arts Festival supports Bandmates Victoria, a program that matches people with disability and or mental health issues with volunteers to see live music across Melbourne and Victoria. Want to be a Bandmate? Contact bandmatesvic@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au for more info.

Accessibility by Venue

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)

45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011
03 9362 8888
reception@footscrayarts.com

FCAC Performance Space

Physical Access
FCAC’s Performance Space is wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating
The first two rows of seats are accessible step free, and others require steps up an aisle with no handrails.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral, accessible bathroom to the left of the Performance Space.

Assisted Listening
There is an inductive hearing loop for amplified sounds.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
South Carpark Moreland Street.

FCAC Basement Theatre

Physical Access
There are two entrances to the Basement Theatre, and only one of them in wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the end of the ramp that leads off the North Carpark on Moreland Street.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating
Placement of accessible seating will be dependent on performance. For further enquires please contact FCAC directly.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral accessible bathroom with a toilet hoist.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North Carpark Moreland Street

FCAC Car Park

Physical Access
This car park is located to the left of the FCAC Reception. It is wheelchair accessible with assistance due to the gradient of the road. The surface is rough and uneven.

Accessible Bathroom
The closest gender-neutral accessible bathroom is in the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and the FCAC Reception.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
South Carpark Moreland Street

FCAC Amphitheatre

Physical Access

The Amphitheatre is wheelchair accessible with assistance. To view from above, there is no-step access from the South Carpark, along the grass. To access the ground level in front of the stage, there will be a ramp under the bridge, accessible from Maribyrnong Street along an asphalt path that is uneven. Both options may require assisted access. For more detail, please contact FCAC.

Accessible Bathroom
There are gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms in Henderson House, clearly labelled in the hallway, and the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and the FCAC Reception.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St and parking on Maribyrnong Street.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
South Carpark Moreland Street / Maribyrnong Street.

FCAC Warehouse

(Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Jack Kennedy Meeting Room, ArtLife Studio)

Physical Access
FCAC Warehouse is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral accessible bathroom in the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and the FCAC Reception.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North Carpark Moreland Street

FCAC Lawns

Physical Access
The FCAC Lawns are only partially wheelchair accessible, with varying surfaces, and some parts may require assisted access. There is a sealed path for entrance from Moreland St and a pathway of both grass and asphalt for entrance from Maribyrnong St. For more detail, please contact FCAC.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral accessible bathroom in the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and FCAC Reception.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St and parking on Maribyrnong Street.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North Carpark Moreland Street / Maribyrnong Street

FCAC Front Lawn

Physical Access
The Front Lawn is wheelchair accessible. However, the surface is grassy and at times uneven so additional assistance may be required.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral accessible bathroom in Henderson House, labelled clearly in the hallway.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North and South Carpark Moreland Street

FCAC Gabriel Gallery

Physical Access
The Gabriel Gallery is wheelchair accessible through the white door which faces Moreland St, at the front of Henderson House.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a gender-neutral accessible bathroom in Henderson House, labelled clearly in the hallway.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North and South Carpark Moreland Street

FCAC Rose Garden

Physical Access
Regrettably, this site is not fully wheelchair accessible. It may be accessed with assistance, noting the need to cross uneven gravel paths.

Accessible Bathroom
The closest accessible bathroom is in the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and the FCAC Reception.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in both carparks on Moreland St.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
North Carpark Moreland St

FCAC Jetty

Physical Access
Regrettably, this site is not fully wheelchair accessible. It may be accessed with assistance, noting the need to cross uneven compacted gravel and grass.

Accessible Bathroom
The closest accessible bathroom are at FCAC. There are gender-neutral accessible bathrooms in Henderson House, clearly labelled in the hallway, and the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and the FCAC Reception.

Parking
Maribyrnong St

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Maribyrnong St

Maribyrnong’s Creative Containers

Physical Access
Located beside the Waterside Metal Art Workers Studio on the Maribyrnong River. Regrettably, this site is not fully wheelchair accessible. The footpath is quite uneven, but may be possible with assisted access.

Accessible Bathroom
The closest accessible bathrooms are at FCAC. There are gender-neutral accessible bathrooms in Henderson House, clearly labelled in the hallway, and the FCAC Warehouse building, to the left of the Performance Space and FCAC Reception.

Parking
Maribyrnong St

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Maribyrnong St

The Drill Hall

395 Barkly Street Footscray VIC 3011

Physical Access
The Drill Hall is wheelchair accessible via one entrance from Barkly Street. 

Accessible Bathroom
Wheelchair accessible, ambulant and gender neutral bathrooms available on site.

Accessible Parking
One wheelchair accessible park is available via the Barkly Street entrance, closest to the Women’s Circus entrance. This park is concrete paved and leads directly to the accessible ramp. General parking available from Gordon Street and Barkly Street. Please note that the carpark has gravel. 

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Barkly Street.

Five Walls

Suites 2, 3 & 4, Level 1 – 119 Hopkins Street Footscray VIC 3011
0421 706 205
fivewalls.com.au, info@fivewalls.com.au

Regrettably, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
For further information please contact the venue directly.

Jack’s Magazine

Magazine Way Maribyrnong VIC 3032
03 9600 1667
jacksmagazine.org.au, info@workingheritage.com.au

Regrettably, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
For further information please contact the venue directly.

Kinnears Ropeworks

124 – 188 Ballarat Road Footscray VIC 3011
For all phone and email enquiries, please contact Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Physical Access
Entrance on Ballarat Road, opposite Droop Street. Kinnears Ropeworks is wheelchair accessible by lift.

Accessible Bathroom
There are a gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible bathrooms located on ground floor.

Additional Information
Please note that Cool Room Presents: West Rave will feature a smoke machine and flashing lights. Ear plugs available. 

The Line

2 Yewers Street Footscray VIC 3011
03 9689 6260
bookings@theline.melbourne

Physical Access
Events at this venue are made wheelchair accessible by lift.

Accessible Bathroom
There is an accessible bathroom located on the ground floor, at the end of the bar to the left.

Littlefoot Bar

233 Barkly Street Footscray VIC 3011
03 9396 1282
littlefoot.com.au, happiness@littlefoot.com.au

Physical Access
Littlefoot Bar is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom and an ambulant bathroom on site.

Taxi pick-up
Barkly Street.

Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West

Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue Maribyrnong VIC 3032
0419 154 265
livingmuseum.org.au, admin@livingmuseum.org.au

Physical Access
Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
There is an accessible bathroom on site.

Accessible Parking
There is parking directly outside the front of the building.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Directly outside the building.

Maddern Square

2 Chambers Street Footscray VIC 3011
03 9688 0200
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Physical Access
Maddern Square is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
Regrettably, this site does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The closest public accessible bathroom is located in the carpark building on the corner of Byron St and Leeds St. 

MakersWindow

311 Barkly Street Footscray VIC 3011
erinswindow.com, erinswindow@gmail.com

Physical Access
MakersWindow  is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
Regrettably, this venue does not have an accessible bathroom.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Barkly Street.

Nicholson Street Mall

Nicholson Street Footscray VIC 3011
03 9688 0200
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Physical Access
Nicholson Street Mall is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
Regrettably, this venue does not have an accessible bathroom. The closest public accessible bathroom is located in the carpark building on the corner of Byron St and Leeds St. 

Parsons Reserve

30 Wright Street Sunshine VIC 3020
03 9249 4000
brimbank.vic.gov.au/map/parsons-reserve, info@brimbank.vic.gov.au

Physical Access
Parson’s Reserve is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
There will be an accessible bathroom on site.

Accessible Parking
There is accessible parking available on site.

Scienceworks

2 Booker Street Spotswood VIC 3015
13 11 02
museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks, mvbookings@museum.vic.gov.au

Physical Access
Scienceworks is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the information desk for use throughout the venue on a first-come basis. All exhibition galleries and public spaces have lift and/or ramp access. Accessible lifts are located in the main foyer of Scienceworks and between the Think Ahead and Sportsworks Exhibitions.

Assisted Listening
There are hearing loops in a number of spaces at Scienceworks the Planetarium, Lightning Room, Amphitheatre and Auditorium.

Accessible Bathroom
Accessible bathrooms are located on the ground floor of the main building.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available in the main Scienceworks car park right near the building entry. Larger buses can park in the Booker Street carpark.

Additional Information
The lift has tactile indicators.

Taxi pick-up/ drop off zone
Booker Street

The SUBSTATION

1 Market Street Newport VIC 3015
03 9391 1110
info@thesubstation.org.au

Physical Access
The SUBSTATION is a wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to enter the front of the building. Inside on the ground floor, there is an elevator that will take you to level 1, 2 and 3.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating
Should you require special seating arrangements during an event, please contact the venue by email.

Accessible Bathroom
There are unisex bathrooms located on each floor of the building, including one accessible bathroom on the ground floor.

Accessible Parking
There are designated accessible parking bays in the parking lot to the front of the building.

Trocadero Art Space

Suite 1, Level 1/119 Hopkins Street Footscray VIC 3011
trocaderoartspace.com.au, info@trocaderoartspace.com.au

Regrettably, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
For further information please contact the venue directly.

Yarraville Pop Up Park

Ballarat Street Yarraville VIC 3013

Physical Access
Yarraville Pop Up Park is wheelchair accessible.

Accessible Bathroom
Regrettably, this venue does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

Parking
There is a large carpark on the corner of Woods and Murray Streets.

Taxi pick-up
Murray Street or Canterbury Street.

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