Lady in wheel chair using a beach mat to access the beach
Accessible beach program
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Dec 2022

Council is working with local Surf Life Saving Clubs and the Compass Institute to make Sunshine Coast beaches more accessible and inclusive. Beach matting, wheelchairs and life jackets are available to use at no charge. The beach equipment is suitable for both adults and children.

Beach equipment available at Surf Life Saving Clubs

Beach equipment is available during patrolled hours, on weekends and public holidays from September through until May each year. 

Bookings to use the equipment can be made with club volunteer lifesavers.

When making bookings, please understand the role of volunteer surf lifesaving clubs is to patrol the beaches and the clubs may not have administrative staff available to take your booking call.  

If you are unable to make contact ahead of your visit, please talk with volunteers upon arrival at the beach. If available for use, the beach wheelchair and the matting can be rolled out for you. 

Volunteer lifesavers may not have the capacity to assist people onto the beach and it is the responsibility of the user to ensure they have the necessary assistance to use the beach wheelchair and the beach matting.

Location Equipment   Time weekends & public holidays

Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club
167 Alexandra Parade
Alexandra Headland

Beach wheelchair

Beach matting 


Temporarily suspended

5443 6677
Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club
1775-1779 David Low Way
Coolum Beach
Beach wheelchair & matting 7am-5pm 5446 1148    
Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club
The Esplanade

Beach wheelchair

Beach matting 


24 hours / 7 days a week

5452 3711

Beach wheelchair available from Compass Institute

A beach wheelchair that can traverse the sand without the need for beach matting is available for hire from the Compass Institute Inc facility in Caloundra. 

This service is available all year round except for public holidays. 

You will need to complete a Hire Agreement and pay a refundable deposit of $20 per day. 

Bookings can be made directly with Compass Institute from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 3:30pm. For more information phone (07) 5438 2627

Please note: It is the responsibility of the carer and user to ensure they have read and understood the User Safety Guidelines and Conditions of Use available from the Surf Clubs and from Compass Institute prior to hire and use.