We strive to make every Asia TOPA event as accessible as possible.
Services including Audio Description and Interpreting will be provided on request. All Access Service bookings are required by (insert).
We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne! Look out for these icons on event pages to indicate the accessibility of each event.
In an access-friendly performance the doors to the theatre will remain open, the house lights will be up throughout the performance and staff will be available to offer assistance. There will be a chill out zone available in the foyer.
The venue is wheelchair accessible. If this symbol is not displayed, access maybe limited or may require assistance from staff. Please contact the venue to discuss access requirements before booking.
Deaf Or Hearing Impaired
Sound amplification systems are available for people who are hearing impaired or deaf. For assistance, please see the venue staff.
Vision Australia also offers a free audio description service and tactile tours for selected performances, phone (03) 9864 9222 for details.
Auslan Interpreter services are for audiences who are Deaf and use sign language as their primary communication. To request hearing Interpreter services please contact us.
Some show are highly visual with little or no spoken word and are therefore suitable for audience members who are Deaf, hard of hearing or speak a language other than English. Please note that there is often sound composition throughout live performances.
Emergency Telephone Number
Free WiFi is available at many Asia TOPA venues, no passwords are required. Please contact each individual venue for further information.
Travellers Aid Australia
Travellers Aid Australia supports visitors to Melbourne by providing simple, practical travelrelated support. Services include transport and travel information, free personal care assistance, breast-feeding friendly environments and mobility equipment hire. For more information, visit www.travellersaid.org.au.
Melbourne’s City Ambassadors are approachable, friendly and equipped with extensive local knowledge, including Access information. They can be mainly found along Swanston Street – you’ll recognise them by their red shirts! For tram, bus and train travel around Asia TOPA venues and Melbourne please visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
Transport and Parking
You can find Accessible Transport and Parking information specific to each venue on their websites:
- Arts Centre Melbourne
- Australian Centre for contemporary Art (ACCA)
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW)
- Botanical Gardens
- Castlemaine State Festival
- Federation Square
- Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
- Immigration Museum
- La Mama Theatre
- Malthouse Theatre
- Melbourne Museum
- Melbourne Recital Centre
- Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
- National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
- State Library of Victoria (SLV)
- Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
Contact us on 1300 182 183 between 9am – 8:30pm
Monday – Saturday.