City of Melville

Melville Recreation Centre, Melville

  • A recreation and sporting complex with gyms, sports courts, activity rooms and programmed activities, co located with the AH Bracks Library
  • Programs and exercise equipment specifically designed or adapted for people with disabilities
  • An accessible change room and an accessible toilet off the reception area
  • Four accessible parking bays in the car park
  • Companion Card accepted
Location (View Map)
Canning Highway, Melville, WA 6156 Australia (Corner of Stock Road)
Opening Hours
  • Monday to Friday 6.00am to 10.00pm
  • Saturday 7.00am to 7.00pm
  • Sunday 8.00am to 7.00pm
08 9364 0808

Closest accessible parking

  • Four clearly identified accessible bays near the entrance to the complex, on level and even bitumen.
  • Bays are 3.6 metres wide and 5.4 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Stock Road
  • Pedestrian access:
    • Wide level entrance to the entrance to the Centre.
Parking bays Entrance
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External access and entrance
  • The paved entrance to the complex is wide and level and park bench seats with armrests and a drinking fountain at sitting height are provided.
  • Entrance into the foyer of Recreation Centre is through a wide automatic sliding doors.
Entrance doors to centre Entrance to complex Seating and drinking fountain
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Internal area
  • The complex is spacious throughout.
  • On the entry level the complex has a large reception area with direct access into a cafe, a large spectator area with change rooms and access to the gym and exercise studio. A wide corridor leads to meeting and activity rooms.
  • On the entry level off the large specatator area there is a drinking fountain at sitting height with the push button at 80cm high.
  • Ramp access, from the specatator area leads to the courts.
  • Reception
  • Flooring throughout is vinyl and the reception counter has a lowered section 90cm high.
  • Lounge seating available with chairs with armrest at small coffee tables.
Reception desk Seating Drinking fountain
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Cafe, dining and food outlet
  • Access into the centrally located  cafe is from the reception and the large spectator area over looking the courts.
  • Wide level access through all entrances with the counters 90cm high.
  • Seating is inside the cafe, in the spectator area, in the reception entrance and in a shaded alfresco area on a wooden boardwalk.
  • A range of fixed and moveable seating arrangements. Some moveable tables have a central pedestal and are 73cm high with 69cm knee clearance. Fixed and moveable seating available, some seats have armrests.
Alfresco seating with fixed seats
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Equipment for people with disabilities
  • The Recreation Centre has gym and sports equipment suitable for people of varying abilities.
  • Staff are trained to adapt equipment and exercise classes for people with disabilities.
  • Programmes specifically designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities include West Austrailan Disabled Sports Association (WADSA) training, Multisports and Living Longer Living Stronger programmes.
  • Sportslink programmes designed to develop the skills and confidence of children with a disability, through basic games and sports are held at scheduled times at the Recreation Centre.

Toilet: Female Accessible toilet off the reception area

  • Gender: Female
  • Availability: Unlocked
  • Customer use only: Yes
  • Signage: Signed on the door with the female symbol and symbol of access.
  • External access: A 1 metre wide gap into a short spacious corridor.
  • Toilet door: An 83cm wide door with a lever handle and large lock. The door is light to open and has no self closing mechanism.
  • Pan height: 48cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 80cm
  • Lighting: A light switch is in the cubicle at sitting height.
  • Emergency alarm: An emergency call bell is next to the toilet pan.
Toilet door Toilet pan Basin Toilet diagram
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Change Room

Melville Recreation Centre Accessible Change and Parents Room

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Description: A large room with accessible shower facilities and a long bench, with 67cm knee clearance that has a fixed baby change facility and bench mounted microwave.
  • Availability: Unlocked
  • Signage: Access symbol on door with wording indicating parenting facilities
  • Change room door: A 94cm door with a D handle and large lock. The door is heavy to open and closes slowly.
  • Shower: A level access shower with a hand held shower hose and small fold down shower bench 50cm high.
  • Toilet pan height: 45cm
  • Basin height: 83cm
  • Baby change table: Yes
  • Baby change table description: A baby change table on the end of the bench, 82cm high with 67cm knee clearance.
  • Emergency alarm: An emergency call bell next to the toilet.
Change room door Toilet pan Basin Shower Parenting facilities and baby change Bathroom diagram
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  • Ramp or stair access from upper pedstrian area.
  • Nine steps down with a handrails, are located between tiered specator seating.
  • The 1.1 metre wide ramp is 8 metres long with a midway landing, has a gadient of 1:14 and one handrail.
Steps to courts Tiered spectator seating Ramp to courts
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Gym and Exercise Studio
  • Two rooms off the entrance level next to the ramp, accessed through two 75cm wide doors.
  • Some exercise equipment such as the Dual Cable Cross, bikes with back support and lift up armrests, Dual Adjustable Pully and free weights could be suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Gym equipment Gym equipment
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Community and Group Rooms
  • A series of rooms, such as Art and Craft room and Meeting rooms used by community groups and scheduled activties. Some spaces are flexible with concertina walls.
  • All rooms lead off a spacious central corrdor and are spacious inside. Doors are double, 75cm wide with one door open.
Entrance to a meeting room off the wide corridor
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Circuit Room
  • A small room at the end of the wide corridor accessed off the corridor through an 76cm wide door.
  • The room is used by small groups and has equipment that can adapted for users of varying abilities.
Equipment in the Circuit Room Equipment in the Circuit Room Equipment in the Circuit Room
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Information collected by: City of Melville

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.