The festival site
WOMADelaide is situated in Adelaide's Botanic Park, and the terrain consists of a combination of mostly flat grass, paved areas and gravel. During peak traffic periods, and especially after rain, parts of Botanic Park can become more difficult to negotiate. People who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids are advised to use a wheelchair with large wheels if possible. We are continually aiming to improve access to WOMADelaide and enhance the experience of our patrons with disability, please contact us if you require any information or advice further to the below.
Accessible parking is located next to the Hackney Road entrance, immediately to the South of the gate, in the Hackney Road carpark. There will also be a drop-off zone and accessible parking on Frome Road south of the Zoo, on the eastern side of the road.
There are raised wheelchair viewing platforms at the Foundation Stage (Stage 1), Stage 2 and Stage 3. For elderly patrons or people with disability, around 20 chairs will be fixed to the front of the wheelchair viewing platforms, with attendants to ensure priority access for users requiring wheelchair access. Limited bleacher-style seating at Stages 1 and 2 provide additional seating facilities for the mobility impaired.
A power outlet will be installed at the Stage 3 wheelchair platform to enable recharging of powered wheelchairs.
Accessible toilets will be located alongside the main toilet block on Plane Tree Drive, as well as the toilet blocks near Stages 3, 4 (Zoo Stage) and 7 (Novatech Stage). Accessible toilet facilities will be installed where possible along the cycleway which runs around the perimeter of Botanic Park, with privacy screening and clear marking to encourage use only by patrons who specifically require accessible facilities. Please see the festival map for specific locations.
WOMADelaide is a participant of the National Companion Card scheme, whereby carers are admitted free when accompanying a ticketed person with disability. When you arrive at the Festival Box Office staff will allocate a corresponding complimentary pass. There is a limit of one carer's pass issued on a daily basis. When attending the Festival for multiple days and retaining the same carer, a 3 or 4 Day pass will be issued to your carer. Carers will be required to present their National Companion Card upon entry. www.companioncard.gov.au/
A map displaying accessibility information is available HERE