Inclusive SA

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Australian Standards

Car Parking

  • AS/NZS 2890.6-2009 Off-street parking for people with disabilities

Pathways and Tactile Ground Surface Indicators

  • AS 1428 (Parts 1-5) Design for access and mobility - General requirements for access

Playground equipment and surfacing

  • AS/NZS 4685 (Parts 0-6) Playground equipment and surfacing
  • AS 4422 Playground Surfacing. Specifications, Requirements & Test Methods

Play documents

  • Nature play SA – ‘Learning Outdoors Benefits / Risks’, Department of Education and Child Development, Government of South Australia
  • Education – ‘Helping children learn – How the whole family can learn together’, Department of Education, Government of South Australia

Inclusive play documents

New South Wales

  • Everyone Can Play’ - Let’s Create Inclusive Playspaces, NSW Government, 2018
  • ‘State of Play’, To create a more inclusive world, Touched by Olivia, 2019


  • The Good Play Space Guide: “I can play too”, Department for Victorian Communities, 2007


  • Queensland All Abilities Playground Project (QAAPP) User Participation Design Framework, Department of Communities Disability Services, 2010

United Kingdom

  • PiPA - Plan Inclusive Play Areas, Best practice document for playground design, UK Design Council

United States

  • Inclusive Play Design Guide, Play World

Inclusive playspace examples

South Australia

  • Hendrie Street Reserve, Park Holme, City of Marion
  • Inclusive Nature Playground, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide (Variety SA and Zoos SA)



United Kingdom

United States

Inclusive protocols

  • Inclusive SA, State Disability Inclusion Plan 2019–23, Government of South Australia
  • National Disability Strategy, Council of Australian Governments, 2010–2020
  • United Nations - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2007 — Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

Universal Design


“Not all playground spaces need to be high energy. Some of the best playground adventures are those which use imagination.”

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