accessible beaches, hobsons bay

From now until Sunday 1 April 2018, with support from Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving ClubAltona Life Saving Club, and local traders, Hobsons Bay City Council will be providing beach matting seven days a week on both Williamstown Beach and Altona Beach, and FREE to hire beach wheelchairs available on Saturdays and Sundays during surf life saving club patrol hours (12pm to 5pm).

BEACH WHEELCHAIR (FREE but bookings required outside of weekends)
There are three types of beach wheelchairs available

  • Sandcruiser which is designed for adults to travel on the sand along the beach (available at Altona),
  • Sandpiper which is designed for children to travel on the sand along the beach (available at Altona and Williamstown)
  • MobiChair which is designed to enter the water to waist height of the support person (available at Altona and Williamstown)

To book a beach wheelchair online click HERE or Monday to Friday contact Council’s Metro Access and Inclusion Officer on 9932 1000, email

The nitty gritty

at Williamstown and
Altona beach

available seven days a week 

anyone can use the matting, however it particularly helps people with wheelchairs, prams, walking and mobility aids to pass over the soft sand to get to the hard sand