Changing Places

The Shire of Katanning recently opened its first Changing Places, a secure and clean bathroom specifically designed for people who need space and assistance to manage their bathroom needs and for whom universal access toilets are not suitable.

The disabled access toilet includes an automatic door, a hoist, adult changing table and shower facilitates with space for two adults enabling access for carers. The facility is located at Katanning Lions Park on Blantyre Street and was constructed as part of the Katanning Welcome Precinct Project. Katanning's Changing Places is funded by the Disability Services Commission and administered by WALGA.

What is a Changing Place?

A Changing Place is a secure and clean bathroom specifically designed for people who need space and assistance to manage their bathroom needs while in the community and for whom universal access toilets are not suitable.

Watch a video: Video from Changing Places Australia

Location of Changing Place

The Shire of Katanning’s Changing Place is located at the Lion’s Park, Welcome Precinct on Blantyre Street, adjacent to the BBQ and picnic area.

You can view the location of the Changing Place on the National Public Toilet Map

How do I access the Changing Place?

Access to the Shire of Katanning’s Changing Place is via a Master Locksmiths Access Key

Eligible people and organisations can purchase a Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK) directly from the Master Locksmith Association, or via the Changing Places website.

Disability service organisations are encouraged to purchase their own Master Locksmiths Access Key for organisational use.

The Shire of Katanning has a spare Master Locksmiths Access Key available to eligible users for day use. A Loan Key can be picked up from the Shire of Katanning Administration during business hours (8:30am to 5pm Monday - Friday). There is no charge to borrow a Master Locksmiths Access Key however you will need to register your details with photo ID.

Local Access: Additional Information

Accessible 24/7 with a MLAK

Loan key available from the Shire of Katanning Administration during business hours (8:30am to 5pm Monday - Friday).

Location of nearest ACROD parking bays

There are two accessible parking bays directly in front of the Changing Place on Blantyre Street.

Distance from public transport

The Transwa Katanning bus stop is in the car park adjacent to the Katanning Town Hall on Austral Terrace, currently on bus route GS2 Perth to Katanning via Narrogin. The bus stop is approximately 850m from the Changing Place and has a continuous accessible path of travel to the Changing Place via sidewalks.  

The Changing Place contains the following equipment:

Ceiling Hoist – Guldmann GH3 Ceiling Hoist. Only a lifting sling with four to six lifting straps designed for mounting on hooks should be used.

Change Table – Ropox Shower & Changing Bed (adult sized and height adjustable)

Please note: Slings (disposable or otherwise) are not provided in Changing Places. If you are unsure about your sling’s compatibility with the hoist provided in this Changing Place, please contact the supplier, manufacturer or prescribing therapist, or call the Independent Living Centre's Advisory Service on 1300 885 886 for advice. Information on Guldmann Lifting slings can be found here: Guldmann Lifting Slings  

Written Instructions

Click here for instructions for use of ceiling hoist. 

Click here for ​instructions for use of shower and change bed.

Changing Places Network

This Changing Places forms part of a State-wide network. Other Changing Places across WA can be located on the National Public Toilet Map or the Changing Places Australia Toilet Map. You can use either of these maps to plan your journey.

Important information

Staff working in the location of this Changing Place are not able to assist you with your continence requirements within the Changing Place. 

More information and contact

If you have lost your Master Locksmiths Access Key, you find this Changing Place unclean or the equipment is not working, please contact the Shire of Katanning by calling  08 9821 9999 (business hours only) or email admin@katanning.wa.gov.au